In our previous post on the introduction of the FOGO service to our city last year and the mission for the service to reduce landfill waste whilst creating community generated compost. For Mrs PP, this practice of utilising kitchen scraps has always been a way of life for us (since we married) and we've used … Continue reading Extending Usefulness
Often we are asked 'What's growing in the garden at the moment?'. With this in mind, this post highlights a few of the current plantings and some associated stories. About a week before Christmas we picked a tidy little crop of apricots from our Moorpark apricot. Once again, of our two trees, the same one … Continue reading What’s in the Garden?
About a week and a half ago in Perth I heard the first cicada for the season. It was a really warm day in amongst others that had brought showers. Today, after a few days of rain and then a hot Spring sun that made the air steamy, I heard the first cicada for our … Continue reading The First Cicadas & General Update
Wednesday 9th Dec. This is Red Wing. He that rules the roost in the garden at the present time. I wasn't exactly sure that the Fairy-Wrens visiting the garden were Red-winged wrens, as Blue-breasted Fairy-Wrens are also found in the locality and the Red-wings are more commonly found in forested areas. The weather today was … Continue reading Red Wing
Today the Very Ugly Garden was a sanctuary for death. As I began the foundations of the green house I listened and watched the birds. It was early morning. Quite early actually. There were New Holland Honeyeaters feeding on several different flowers. Hoya, Nasturtium, Tagasaste, Red Runner bean flowers. The Red-winged Fairy Wrens were around … Continue reading A Place to Die