Lots happening in the gardening thread lol.
I have a beautiful story about "our family frangipani"... my great Uncle served in many places in WWII (awful things he went thru) and at once point was in Darwin when it was bombed... he said amongst the devastation he saw a beautiful frangipani tree, so he broke off a piece and brought it home.
It became a family tradition that we break off a piece from my Great Aunty's tree to plant in our new home's garden... we feel it brings good luck.
Strange thing was here, I tried about 5x to grow one and they didn't survive (I know why).
Maybe I should try again since the pest is no longer here lol!!!
Our area has been categorised as a "Disaster Zone" after the rain events.
I couldn't say we had $20k of damage - well I hope not!
But because of that Zoning, apparently all home owners here with any damage can get $1000.
I guess that would go towards a House Insurance claim?
I will claim it because we have had so much damage. Just hope it's not a horrid set of repair jobs. I'll post more on the home improvement thread I think.
Anyway we lost tonnes of top soil and seriously, if it rains again on the weekend, I'm not sure I'll have any time to remove all the soil & debris from the drains. I'll just have to get out there in the rain and do it anyway, as I've done countless times before!
We have our lives, our pets and our home.
So much better off than so many people.
It's always so sad having these events happen.
Yep my oranges did not like so much watering.
The Brush Turkeys haven loved eating the split oranges on the ground though lol. That's good.
Everything else has grown so much with months of rain.
My water tanks overflowed the entire time Mark because they were ALREADY full!