Monthly Archives: July 2010

Winter Rains & Broad Beans

This original posting below I had saved and never got to post from the 29th July 2010. The reason for my posting it now is that today (31st Oct 2010) I counted several large bean pods. So despite the delay … Continue reading

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Propogating

A couple of weeks back I had a few different cuttings of plants, plus bits and pieces like carrot tops from the kitchen and pumpkin seeds. So I put them to good use and have since planted most of them … Continue reading

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Vertical Spaces

There is a lot of vertical space in the garden and around the house. I plan to utilise this to its maximum capability. At the moment we have peas growing out on the deck, but the plans are broader than … Continue reading

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Permaculture & Some Explanations

Permaculture, as described on wikipedia, is an approach to designing human settlements and agricultural systems that mimic the relationships found in natural ecologies. Permaculture is sustainable land use design. This is based on ecological and biological principles, often using patterns … Continue reading

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Back Yard Bird List

It is always interesting to me to record the birds that visit the gardens around which I live. Here is a list of those that I have seen here. Grey FantailWilly WagtailNew Holland HoneyeaterWestern RosellaRed WattlebirdBrown Honeyeater (Usually only until … Continue reading

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The New Forest

The beginnings of a forest are underway. Underneath the myrtles are random scatterings of seedlings and plantings of cuttings. Strays from friends gardens and grasses coming up from out of the manures. Much of the barley grass that is growing … Continue reading

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Hidey Hole

This is Jazz making an effort to hide herself from working in the garden. She actually seemed quite happy to hide half-way into the glove. Both g-pigs have a fondness for nuzzling into hiding spots and simply staying there until … Continue reading

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