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The Jungle House
The Jungle House
So who is #surprised. Yes #tortoises eat snails. At least the ones in my #garden do. Jane my #leopardtortoise lives them. I would guess something to do with their #calcium requirements.
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The Jungle House
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We have had 4 days of late season #rain. . I love that #rainwater always seems to make everything grow so much better than tap water. Also crazy how much water falls. We easily got 10mm (still need to get my rain gauge working) which translates to 15000 litres of water poured over us. My #groundcovers, #mulches, #organically #enrichedsoil and #berms all help to #retain that water on our property. To put that into perspective that is 3/4 of my annual water storage capacity. Such a reminder of God's provision and to always be thankful. Grow #lemons grow!
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The Jungle House
The Jungle House
So the last in my series on #failure. I am #overwhelmed. #lifehappens, to all of us. The #snails are foraging in hordes, #RIP my #amaryllis are basically all gone. The #garden beds are in disarray, as seen in the background. The worst is that I have no idea when i am going to get in there. Life happens. Just keep going. #plants are amazingly resilient. People too.
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The Jungle House
The Jungle House
So this is my #raspberry. It grows well every year and enjoys the extra water it gets from the kitchen rinse sink. However it tries to set #fruit at the #hottest time of the year, and the #microclimate it is in just burns the #flowers right off. Need to move it for the second time (first time too dry). Third time lucky?
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The Jungle House
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So if you live in a #hotclimate I would reccomend doing some research on a #wickingbed. I have been impressed with them. Except of course with this first one I built which has a #leak, so is just a #raisedbed. #Infrastructure #fail. Did not pay enough attention to the #waterproofing. Silly me.
The Jungle House
The Jungle House
So this is #gutter of doom. My #failure at #guttergardening. Upfront this is not to discourage gutter gardening, it just did so badly in this #microclimate. Too hot in summer, no sun in winter. #Snail #paradise in our wet Cape winters. Lost my entire #snappea crop. So gutted. Gutter is being taken down and repurposed. Test, observe, retry, but at some point admit #defeat if required.
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