At present, whatever way I look at the garden, it's all hinging on the chook yard. I appear to have worked myself into a 'corner'. I think it's a good corner, but a bit annoying nonetheless. I can only hope that it will force me to focus on the job at hand. Before I can … Continue reading Chicken Yard Progress, kind of. . .
I have been progressively working on building up the garden. We have been here just over two years and the local wildlife have come to evolve with the changes in the garden. The King skinks are well fed and undisturbed by the neighbour who has 'retired' from trappin and relocating them. They are breeding and … Continue reading The Destruction of Home Making
This post is a reflection on our recent trip to Vietnam. Our first trip to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) was in 2007 during a world trip. The city seemed bigger now, but by how much I cannot really say. On this trip we arrived on the last day of Tết Nguyên Đán, the Vietnamese … Continue reading The Feast of the First Morning of the First Day
This is the garden a few months ago when the beds were upgraded and planted out with tomatoes, spinach other seedlings removed from the pathways. Several months later it is a jungle of tomatos, herbs, flowers, spinach, pepino . . . It is also home to King Skinks, Motorbike Frogs, numerous insects, a Bandicoot or … Continue reading Little Kingdoms
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 or burgundy shadow. Nonetheless, when we came across the tubers and got them growing to … Continue reading Summer Delights