Tag Archives: environment

The Last of March

The rains have come and I am grateful. Mostly because the days are sunny and delightfully warm and those overnight showers or early morning drops are ideal for the young seedlings and newly planted trees. I have also been re-potting … Continue reading

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Home Shopping

  The days are blurring together. But this is the kind of stuff I’ve been up to. Friday morning was the beach walk with the family. It was refreshing, relaxing and resulted in a catch of one dead seagull, two … Continue reading

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The First Trees are Planted

Yesterday I planted out our first trees. There was no pomp and ceremony. Not loudly anyway. I carted up several loads of sandy soil and dumped them on the growing swale at the top of the slope. I filled up … Continue reading

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Coastal Views, The STS Leeuwin & Boulders

By pure chance Mrs PP managed to get a glimpse of the sail training ship STS Leeuwin II out in the bay on our way back from school pick-up today. So, off we went to the lookout to check it … Continue reading

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A New Bird: Spotted Pardalote

It’s 1:30 am and Gran is talking in her sleep. “Don’t do that Jenny!” she hisses sternly. Soon enough she shifts pitch and her voice is sounding anxious and moving from muffled mumbling to clear and raised and alarmed. I’ve … Continue reading

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A Shortlist of Trees

Further to the Plant List I have made a list of those species that do really well in our climate. No surprises to find that they largely favour a Mediterranean climate. Olives, Cumquats, Loquats, Macadamia, Chestnuts, Avocadoes, Apples, Tamarillo, Apples, … Continue reading

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The Destruction of Home Making

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 … Continue reading

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