The growth after the rain in Jan & Feb has been a real surprise, we have taken out the very large loquat tree over the old garden on the block next door – so its back to being a winter garden. Annie in Avoca says we should only water the garden with our own tank water, she has found that the chlorine kills the lovely bug world down there in the humus! Our 6 bantum hens returned to their new yard tonight after nearly 3 months boarding with Sue & John at Auchenflower.