July Update :Sun, Rain & Little Rock, AR

  What a month. The entry of Winter and with some decent rain showers and the occasional hail it asserted its arrival. We've still had  some wonderful sunny days however. From Sunday the 8th of July to the 12th we had beautiful, sunny weather. It was like summer had arrived. A real taste of summer. … Continue reading July Update :Sun, Rain & Little Rock, AR

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

UFO – Unidentified Fungal Organism

An amazing display in the sky this evening as we came inside for dinner and tucked in our new arrivals. We have adopted a tribe of guinea pigs which will soon be set to work. In the meantime we are letting them settle and get acquainted with their new location.   This little discovery of … Continue reading UFO – Unidentified Fungal Organism

Western Australia’s Plastic Bag Ban

It’s the end of our Financial Year and the start of a shiny, bright new one tomorrow. It happens the same time every year. Yawn. However tomorrow, being the 1st of July 2018 is the start of a new step towards a better future for us. Tomorrow, Western Australia bans the supply of light-weight plastic … Continue reading Western Australia’s Plastic Bag Ban

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