Tree ferns in Spring

fronds of the rough tree fern in backyard setting
 Here is a Cyathea australis from 15 months ago and how it has established itself in a fairly shady section of the garden.
The chickens are completely at home in the dense undergrowth - they huddle like this when they are scared - I have only had these birds for a few months and have not handled them so they are virtually wild except for when they return to the chicken coop each sunset.
 Here is an example of how I have built up the base of the citrus so the organic compost and cow manure stays in place despite the attention of the chickens and erosion from rain and watering.  I place the manure underneath bricks and pavers and then back fill the gaps with broken sticks and branches so there is no exposed earth for the chickens to dig up or water to wash away.

Even here you can see how over time the mound around each citrus has built up providing valuable organic matter that is well drained.


  1. IN 2013 we are all looking for the right way to give thanks and share what we have achieved throughout the year with our friends and family - I reckon Chrissy Hampers are the way to go.

  2. Sending a simple Christmas Gift should be fun, effortless and memorable. Come on over and see why we are still top of the class in 2013.

    1. Making the right choice is all about person place and personality.

  3. Sharing a fresh fruit basket is one of the simple delights of watching a loved one linger in hospital ;(