Oh the joy of shared university computers! It took me 5 minutes just to download an email. And this keyboard is so sticky I am worried my fingers will be permanently attached to it. Why, you ask am I in my university office typing my blog on the 'computer' they provide us with (actually they provide us with 9, between 200 postgrads! We sign a contract that they will provide us each with a computer, a locker and a desk, hmmmmmmmm Melbourne Uni!?!) Well, scarily, the laptop is in for repairs, and hopefully the problem isn't terminal. This means no access to my pictures, which will probably mean no posts for a few days! They just are not the same without the blurry photographs of the balcony garden. Hopefully I can get back online soon to post pictures of the balcony garden all dressed up for the Halloween dinner party I am holding tomorrow night. Alas too, this was a week I had set aside for serious thesis work, so I will just have to make do with the university computer and quit my whinging. At least I have access to one, and i have backed up my thesis. Imagine losing that ...
Anyway yesterday I posted about the Gazanias and other leaf miner victims in the balcony garden. It seems though that the balcony garden is not alone. As I was wandering into Uni I noticed several weeds on the way that were similarly afflicted. Plants too on campus seemed to have occasional signs. This is not somehing I have noticed before. Beginnings of a leaf miner epidemic in Melbourne?
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