Category Archives: Plants

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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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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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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Tree X – Delonix regia

Some months ago whilst in Perth we pulled up in a suburban car park and were curious about the type of tree we had parked near. It had leaves much like an acacia or Tipuana tipu but with massive long … Continue reading

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Gardens of the Mind

This garden reminds me of an English Garden I once knew. It was a walled Victorian garden near Stonehenge, UK. I arrived at the height of summer and would pick sweet pea flowers for the hotel restaurant. To this day … Continue reading

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Mrs PP Strikes

On Wednesday, Mrs PP was looking for a particular indoor plant which retails for about $15 – $20 a pot in the nurseries. She found one for $5 on a local trading site and was very pleased with herself. She … Continue reading

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Tagasaste from Seed

For the record – a brief update on the tagasaste trees. I grew these from seed and though neglected at times during house moves and renovations enough managed to survive to make it into the ground where they have happily … Continue reading

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