It was a long dry summer and it was not until May that we finally got some good soaking rain – the garden responded and grass peeped through quickly – and the kangaroos quickly ate it.
The Pom Pom Tree is out – almost breaking under the weight – it looks good enough to eat!
Wattles belong to the genus Acacia, in the Mimosa family. Uccello Lane has many wattles but the favorite is the Pink Blaze.
There are over 600 different species distributed throughout Australia with shapes varying from low, spreading shrubs to large, upright trees. Most are early spring and summer-flowering, there are wattles that bloom all year round – and provide a welcome burst of color when everything else is just sitting waiting for the warmer weather.