A Moment in Time

Another day of tidying up affairs at the other house. As a result I had bags of weeds, grass and the odd plant in the wrong spot that wasn't really a weed. There were some useful plants which I have transplanted here at Tillellan. I was surprised to find several fruit tree saplings growing in … Continue reading A Moment in Time

The Soaking of the Soil

We have had recent rains these past weeks. Some decent, some not so decent. But the garden has been catered for, though it is starting to dry quickly now. The Rain Tanks are close to full though and we are utilising the greywater more efficiently. So I have allowed for a trickling of water to … Continue reading The Soaking of the Soil

Wattle

It's that time of the year for a haircut. This prized possession in our backyard isĀ Acacia longifolia. In our part of the world it is a declared weed because it has become naturalised and grows quickly in our sandy soil. Too good to be true! But it gets better. Our rabbits eat the leaves and … Continue reading Wattle

Red Mustard Seed Harvest

The stunning image of the Red Mustard leaves in our front garden had waned to one resembling more of an unkept garden. But now the seeding plants have been harvested and hung to dry and the garden is a little more 'normal'. These plants gave us many leaves for salads and for cooked meals. They … Continue reading Red Mustard Seed Harvest

The Flowing of the Water

This Little Fella has seen the rise and demise of our previous garden and is now witnessing the revitalising of the soil at Tillellan and the new evolution into what is to come. Here we are happy to be tapping into greywater and allowing extra water to run between swales and soak into the ground … Continue reading The Flowing of the Water