Monthly Archives: April 2019

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After the extraordinary weather last week, beautiful, fine sunny, quite summer-like and then an absolutely contrasting Good Friday (rain, hail, chilly temperatures) – we are back into summery days again. In fact, we have been since Saturday! With an urgency … Continue reading

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Revisiting Phases of Abundance

We are now in year two of what Bill Mollison describes as Phases of Abundance. As it happens, this seems to be quite a naturally occurring process in the evolution of our garden, rather than a step by step following … Continue reading

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Albany, WA 6330

On a marvellous Autumn day we took a look over our home town from a local look-out. I always find it interesting to look at places from different perspectives. Especially from a height. This is looking west towards the townsite … Continue reading

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In Reverence of The Rusty Nail

I have busied myself with carpentry projects around the house. Not that I need to really busy myself, but that the aspiration to learn to put things together in more of a coherent and concrete sense than I have managed … Continue reading

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Autumn, like a Second Spring

I’ve observed before in the garden how Autumn conditions have an effect on certain aspects of the garden like Spring. Plants put on a burst of extra growth, the activity in the soil picks up after the heat of summer. … Continue reading

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Tourist Trap

I often wonder what residents of Perth or visitors to Albany, Western Australia, make of our weather. We have had some really wonderful weather recently. Yesterday had the intensity of a summers day, but with the freshness in the air … Continue reading

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Reclaimed Timber, Bananas & Cubbies

Today I began the task of sorting through the stored wood from the renovation. I had kind of started some weeks back, putting aside certain lengths of structural timber of certain dimensions for the trellis along the retaining wall. The … Continue reading

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