Author Archives: Petit Paradis

About Petit Paradis

I am on a journey with my family to transition as closely as practicable to a state of self-reliance in suburbia. I practice permaculture principles in our house, garden and community. We are on the southern coast of Western Australia. To our north is the rest of the world. To the south, Antarctica.

The Seawall

Most mornings during early November while I made quick visits to the garden to water before the heat hit, I heard the rumbling of large boulders being dumped onto our local beach. They are building a seawall. Just before Christmas … Continue reading

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Summer Rain

After the ‘heat wave’ of the last couple of weeks we received a reprieve today with some decent rainfall. Though not particularly heavy, I am hoping it is enough to allow rain to penetrate a little further into the sand … Continue reading

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1st January 2020

  Some thoughts . . . It has been said that in the before time, our nation was not covered so much by eucalypts. As in, they were not the dominant tree species that we have today in Australia. But … Continue reading

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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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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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