Monthly Archives: January 2012

Preparing the back bed. Goodbye Sunflowers!

Today I cut down the sunflowers and hung the heads to dry. A Red-capped Parrot visited the garden in the late afternoon and was a little put out to say the least. Where is my snack? The leaves are really … Continue reading

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Something fanciful

Just a little bit of poetry from the garden as a male Red-capped Parrot contemplates a feast of sunflower seeds in the summer garden. They have just about cleaned up the extra flower heads on offer. Entertaining to have around.

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Grass is for Parks

I have written a little bit about grass before. The fact that most of our back yard was grass when we moved in. To me it was a most illogical choice for such a small backyard as ours. It was … Continue reading

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Tomato Observations in Mid-Summer

I have a few observations from the garden to record. The first one is that I planted tomatoes from seeds collected last year and grew from seedlings given to me. These have managed to only just produce fruit given the … Continue reading

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New Pet – Native raspberry

I was given a new little pet yesterday. Rubus moluccanus or Native Raspberry. Very exciting! Here are some links for info. http://anpsa.org.au/APOL22/jun01-1.html http://teachers.ash.org.au/bushtucker/native_raspberry.html Thinking about various spots to plant it given that I am looking at changing the layout of … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Two Years of Petit Paradis

It’s nine o’clock on a Saturday. Such a beautiful summers evening. A gentle breeze coming through the door. A dog barking in the distance. The smell of fading bbq’s and fragrant flowers in the air. I have been reflecting on … Continue reading

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January Garden Update

Here we find Maiki harvesting Cape Gooseberries from the bush. A favourite hideaway spot in the heat of summer. Even green berries are a delicacy. This is the little patch of Brahmi I had planted. It is creeping out and … Continue reading

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