Dinosaur Parsley

The paradox in gardening that I re-discover from time to time is: a wonderful success preceded by shear and utter neglect. Our Continental Parsley is such a thing. The most that I could ever have contributed to this success is the choice of a good location (between our rainwater tanks - where the soil remains … Continue reading Dinosaur Parsley

Mini-Crop Update & Raised Bed One

Our little batch of mini-crops (mostly large pots) are doing really well. As with our original Petit Paradis garden, I planted out quite a collection of pots with small, usually mixed vegetables. This was with the intention of at least providing something of home-grown quality instead of relying solely on buying produce in. At least … Continue reading Mini-Crop Update & Raised Bed One

The Garden & The Muse

It's 5 am and its dark. Really dark. Inside and out. Gran, with little regard for the silence that embalms the house (because she's losing her hearing), bursts from her bedroom door and wheels herself into the bathroom with an urgency we won't see for the rest of the day. The noise echoes through the … Continue reading The Garden & The Muse

A Happy Hum

The Tahitian Lime is in full swing. By that I mean it is humming! It is laden with fruit and is experiencing another wave of the most wonderfully perfumed flowers. These are being visited by hoards of bees which literally have the tree humming in the warm afternoon light. It is a joy visually as … Continue reading A Happy Hum

The Evolution of Tillellan

And so, little by little, the house becomes a home once again . . . The main entrance and stairway were altered to allow for a less interrupted living area and a double car garage (to make the most of the available space under the house). The Kitchen area was brought to the front of … Continue reading The Evolution of Tillellan