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The Big Dry

I have not spent much time in the garden, aside from the morning and afternoon check and water. The days have been warm. Almost a heat-wave you could say for the last week or so. It has me pondering over … Continue reading

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The Very Large Hole in our Backyard is Closing Up

There is a large hole in our backyard. It’s not in the ground, but above our heads. Here in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia I’ve felt the sun like I have not felt the sun anywhere else in … Continue reading

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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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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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Revisiting Phases of Abundance

We are now in year two of what Bill Mollison describes as Phases of Abundance. As it happens, this seems to be quite a naturally occurring process in the evolution of our garden, rather than a step by step following … Continue reading

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