Tag Archives: gardening

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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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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Gran’s Overnight Palm Garden

Gran went on an outing today. As Mrs PP chauffeured Gran through the countryside, Gran spied some palm trees. “Palms. I hate palms.” Gran hissed. “OK.” said Mrs PP. “Why don’t you like palms?” “They’re prickly. And you’ve gone and … Continue reading

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Cardboard, Bananas, Skinks & Frogs

The rasping scream filled the corner of the garden and sent the neighbours dog into a barking fit. The scream stopped and started a few times and then stopped. I had heard it a few times before. It wasn’t human. … Continue reading

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Plant List for Tillellan

This list has been kept for about ten years now. I am moving it to its current, more easily accessible position, so I can review it given that I anticipate a mass planting occurring at some point this year during … Continue reading

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