Category Archives: Plants

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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Recent Activity

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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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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