The Soaking of the Soil

We have had recent rains these past weeks. Some decent, some not so decent. But the garden has been catered for, though it is starting to dry quickly now. The Rain Tanks are close to full though and we are utilising the greywater more efficiently. So I have allowed for a trickling of water to … Continue reading The Soaking of the Soil

Djeran – Ant Season

According to the Nyoongar Seasons, of which there are six, we are now in Djeran.┬áThe winds have dropped the last month or so, particularly in their intensity, with light breezes bringing a welcome freshness to the heat of the days. Scattered amongst this is the occasional rain shower that is replenishing not only the garden, … Continue reading Djeran – Ant Season

Petit Paradis in Collage

The Eighth instalment of our annual bit of artwork tracking the Two Little Fellas. This year, on a whim, our youngest Little Fella takes the stage given that he's played smaller roles in previous pictures and I loved how he embraced his nature playground in the garden - quite literally. Over the years friends and … Continue reading Petit Paradis in Collage

Summer Sunflowers

The new garden is struggling at the moment. Bouts of hot weather and wind interspersed with showers of miniscule rain. In between other duties I have chopped and dropped some of the fat hen and other 'weeds' to mulch around the edibles that are fruiting. The sunflowers are opening and in the morning sun are … Continue reading Summer Sunflowers

Seasonal Observations for Nov:2017

1 Nov - grape vine is starting to get nibbled at by tiny Vine Moth caterpillars. 4 Nov - Watercress around town in the streams continues to flower. By the end of the month the council had also slashed or mowed some of it down. 6th Nov - Native Christmas Trees begin to flower (pic … Continue reading Seasonal Observations for Nov:2017