I’ve been doing a lot of watering lately. It’s been some time since we’ve had any decent precipitation. I don’t know how long ago it was since we last had some rain. (You could send some down Tony). In my position you think I’d be keeping tabs on things like that. Perhaps subconsciously I don’t really want to know. A good deal of my work on the golf course in the hot weather takes place early in the day or later in the evenings. Often in the middle of the day the temperature is too high or the wind has got up, making watering as good as useless. The low angle sunlight at the beginning and end of the day can make for some attractive panoramas.
The other night, a couple of Sugar Gums, (I think), Eucalyptus cladocalyx, which are still in bloom, caught my eye and my nose – the smell from the nectar was very powerful.
This eucalypt is endemic to South Australia. Some of its attributes include …
Very good drought tolerance.
Good for shelter belts.
Produces an attractive tan coloured timber.
Very high durability.
Ideal plantation species.
Some CSIRO research even suggests that Sugar Gum is superior to Red Gum in many aspects.