Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Website changes

One of the reasons I started this blog was because I'd had a bit of a whinge on Botany Photo of the Day about Googlepages' 100 photo limit for websites hosted there. A kind soul at BPotD, MMW, suggested that I join Flickr to house my photos and use this place. Sage advice indeed.

Now I can put new photos on Flickr so they can be accessed from the website, and this blog will allow me to have actual conversations (I hope!) rather than just having my site transmit itself out into the ether with no visible response.

Something I plan to use this blog for is to let people know of changes to the website. So now, I happily announce that I've updated the Great TAFE Pond Project.

Last week, my Pruning and Planting class began clearing the areas around the ponds. We're now talking about what plants should go in. Needless to say, I'm eager to include indigenous species that will provide appropriate habitat for frogs. I'm preparing a list of suggested species.... Lots of Lomandra, Dianella, sedges and rushes, as well as ground cover that frogs are happy to traverse.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Marg. Now you've introduced me to your new blog I have a question...what is an introduced species of plant that grows in the Blue Mountains that could cause severe allergies eg: asthma, skin rashes. It would be extra specially nice if this plant could look very pretty and...to the novice gardener be seen as something well worth cultivating. Whatdyareckon? Anything spring to mind?
Love,
Cathy

Margaret said...

My word, Cathy, sounds like you want to hurt someone. Rhus sounds like the plant you want. Very nasty.

You can read about it here: http://www.agric.nsw.gov.au/reader/1910

Might I ask why?

Mx

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Marg. And we do want to hurt someone but not too badly. All extremely fictional (TV)of course. I'll investigate immediately.
Cheers

Margaret said...

Silly me. I forgot you had a fictional life!

Mx

Anonymous said...

Oh wow. That is fantastic. Just the ticket. Blisters...hmmm nice. Thank you Marg.

Margaret said...

The pleasure is all mine!

(And isn't this odd. A million years ago, I was advising Tim on legal matters for TV drama....)

Anni said...

You wonderfully evil people! Rash and blisters... Can't wait to see it on the small screen.

Margaret said...

Hi Anni! Good to see a Real Blogger (TM) drop by.

And I'm so delighted that my blog's first response was from someone wanting to know how to use plants to cause harm. I'm all for plants having their revenge. :)

mmw said...

Now let's see some plants!

Daniel said...

Welcome to the world of blogging, Margaret!