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Prescribed Burns

This is the map for the southern half of Western Australia for Saturday the 21st of December 2019 – from the Emergency website. These are all prescribed burns except for one on Mount Melville here in town which was reported … Continue reading

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March Observations 2019

  01/03/2019 First decent rainfall for the year 20/03/2019 First call of the Western Banjo Frog in the backyard for the season. It is deep, booming, explosive and echoes around our backyard. 23/03/2019 Increased movement of flocks of White-tailed Black … Continue reading

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Late Spring Actions & Street Party

After being absent from the garden for several days it was nice to see it ‘exploding’ in the early morning sunshine. It had rained a little over night and when the first light hits the garden with its warmth, it … Continue reading

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Spinach Head

With the threat of eating too much of thisĀ  . . . and turning into one of these . . . I recently harvested a bunch of greens to blanch and freeze for easy additions to breakfast meals and other … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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