Monthly Archives: December 2019

More Dahlias

This past week the mauve dahlias are out and making a scene at the back door. They are being grown in our container gardens amongst vegetables. They certainly add a nice bit of colour to the garden. And here is … Continue reading

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Boxing Day

Merry Christmas to you if you should be reading this. I hope it was a pleasant one. Our local bike shop was recently inundated with boxes given that they were taking delivery of extra bikes to be given as gifts … Continue reading

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Prescribed Burns

This is the map for the southern half of Western Australia for Saturday the 21st of December 2019 – from the Emergency website. These are all prescribed burns except for one on Mount Melville here in town which was reported … Continue reading

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Trashed

Mrs PP has created something of a Christmas tradition in the household. It’s like an Advent Calendar of sorts, only it’s a collection of 25 books with Christmas themes and stories. They are wrapped – with recycled paper from last … Continue reading

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The Big Dry

I have not spent much time in the garden, aside from the morning and afternoon check and water. The days have been warm. Almost a heat-wave you could say for the last week or so. It has me pondering over … Continue reading

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Little Kingdoms

This is the garden a few months ago when the beds were upgraded and planted out with tomatoes, spinach other seedlings removed from the pathways. Several months later it is a jungle of tomatos, herbs, flowers, spinach, pepino . . … Continue reading

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Macrozamia riedlei

Google Maps won’t show you a birds eye view of the bushland that was once Joondalup. What is today a northern suburbs metropolis of Perth, was once coastal woodland quite typical of the Swan Coastal Plain. This is how I … Continue reading

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