Category Archives: Use & Value Diversity

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

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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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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Birak – The First Summer

As I’ve posted before, I am a keen follower of the Nyoongar Seasons. That is, the seasons as observed by the local indigenous people of the south-west of Western Australia. Rather than simply defining the very same seasons as experienced … 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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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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The Albany Show

Amidst everything else that has been going on around here . . . the Albany Show stops for no one. So it was that we piled our garden produce and cut flowers into the car along with of course the … 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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