Dry, dry times

I've spent a bit more time in the garden over the last few weeks. It's been disturbing just how dry the soil has become, despite regular watering, so I have started the project of installing irrigation to various areas of the garden. The initial project was the front garden which is quite contained and really … Continue reading Dry, dry times

Wattles on a Grassy Knoll

On brilliantly sunny days the top of the block can be an enchanting place to work. Though I seldom really stop long enough to take it all in. I usually find myself staring at a photo of it on the computer screen much later in the day thinking to myself . . . "Wow, that's … Continue reading Wattles on a Grassy Knoll

The First Cicadas & General Update

About a week and a half ago in Perth I heard the first cicada for the season. It was a really warm day in amongst others that had brought showers. Today, after a few days of rain and then a hot Spring sun that made the air steamy, I heard the first cicada for our … Continue reading The First Cicadas & General Update

The Very Ugly Garden

Over the last few years our garden has transitioned from a relatively newly cleared block (in preparation for the renovation) to a small salvage yard of various resources such as patio pavers, salvaged timber, corrugated sheeting, animal hutches, plastic pots and containers, pallets and piles of granite and coffee rock. In some areas, stacks of … Continue reading The Very Ugly Garden