I've had a wonderful weekend catching up with people and talking about gardens - 2 of my favorite things. My friend has moved back from Sydney and I dragged her to the Brisbane Plant Collectors Fair where I picked up blue hippeastrum, peach ground orchid and a japanese mountain raspberry "Rubus corchorifolius".…Continue
These are the best days in the year for gardening, the best time to live in Brisbane in my opinion. Less pests and less sweat but the dense winter shade is the main challenge I face in this garden built around a two storey house with trees also blocking the low winter sun in the northeast. I have to plant in different beds just to get enough sunshine.
This month I will start in the front garden so that I can show off the tall tutuers that my son, Wil, made me. I wanted something…Continue
It's messy and jungle-like and green merges into green so that it is always hard to distinguish the species of plants one from t'other.
But I've tried...
Captured en route to…Continue
With the weather now much more bearable, it is becoming a real pleasure to get out in the garden and come out of summer hibernation. A holiday in Tasmania in late summer saw us enjoy a few weeks of much cooler weather, but on return, it had obviously rained quite a bit while we were away and the rampant growth everywhere has/is taking a lot of work to get under control again.
The weedy TRAD has grown like Topsy and covers a lot of ground. It will take all of the cooler months to clear…Continue
My children call me a stalker. Is it wrong that I got a little bit star struck today when the great man himself was there in his garden and I got to speak to him, if only for a minute. That makes us "mates" right? :)
I got there at 9.10, by the time I left at 10 am, the crowds had built up. This path runs along the width of the house and has paths leading the way around his garden.…Continue
Don't you just love long weekends? That extra day makes all the difference. Saturdays get used for housework,shopping and cleaning, Sunday we had a family day and I got out there in the afternoon and watered everything so I could start in the garden with what I wanted to do. I really need to go part time at work. Four days per week would be perfect, but you know... Money.
I needed to get quite a lot done. I had to respray all the citrus with lime…Continue
Herein is an exposé of the underlying principles that my good self have concocted within the juicy confines of my fertile brain.
With the amazing season of rain we've had (plus several weeks of full time work) I've been finding it hard to keep up outside. The growth is rampant! My tanks are full and I've had little call to use them. …Continue