Category Archives: Tillellan Bird Life

Summer Delights

The dahlias are flowering. Steadily over the last two years I have managed to cultivate our burgundy dahlias well enough to increase them in number. I have seen them described on-line with such fanciful names as velvet wine, black satin … Continue reading

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A Bird by any other Name

Dabakan Koorliny is Noongar for ‘go slowly, walk slowly’. The very best way to see birdlife and other fauna if you are moving through the bush. I have been teaching the Little Fellas how to walk in the bush without … Continue reading

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Gran Re-Booted (& Magpie Mimicry)

At the start of November, Gran took ill. Really ill. My wife made phone calls to nursing staff and after no change in Grans condition, an ambulance. Much to the entertainment of the Little Fellas, it took four ambulance volunteers … Continue reading

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Considerations

I have been doing a bit of an audit of the house and the resources that remain. The next phase of the project is going to involve more retaining walls and beginning the foundations of what will be the chook … Continue reading

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Spring Morning

I was out into the garden just after five am. There was a gentle light, but a warmness to the air. Their was barely any dew on the grass. The garden was fresh, but comfortably warm and the day ahead … Continue reading

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Revisiting Phases of Abundance

We are now in year two of what Bill Mollison describes as Phases of Abundance. As it happens, this seems to be quite a naturally occurring process in the evolution of our garden, rather than a step by step following … Continue reading

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November Observations – Petit Paradis

2019 With the very, very mild winter we had this year I had a feeling that November would bring rain – and it did. By late October we were filling the water tanks again and November has proven to be … Continue reading

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