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Winter Rings in Autumn

The 1st of June is the official start of Winter in Australia. And this year, almost on cue, Winter brought with it some Autumn colour. My Japanese Maple is (finally) brilliant. I had begun to despair ever getting any reds … Continue reading

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More Flowers

A couple of days ago I posted some photos of the autumn colours in my garden. I picked a few photos after wandering my garden without really worrying about getting them all. But now as I stroll around my yard, others keep catching … Continue reading

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Autumn Colours

Sydney is not known for its autumn colours – and for very good reason – there aren’t any native deciduous trees here so we don’t get leaves turning red and gold before dropping. Of course Aussies have introduced any number of … Continue reading

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Flower Success

In early September I sowed a myriad of flower seeds around my garden. My plan was to have a few spots overflowing with spring and summer colour. The reality fell far short. For whatever reason, the only flowers that actually … Continue reading

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Azaleas

This garden was home to quite a few azaleas when we bought the house. Many were inappropriately planted and were suffering a slow death; they’ve since been pulled out. One or two were okay, but were removed because they were … Continue reading

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Winter flowers

Frank bemoans the lack of seasons in Sydney. Every time he does I point to some winter flower like these camellias. We have several camellia bushes (including our green tea bush) around our house and they bloom for ages through … Continue reading

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Slipper Orchids

Years ago, Grace gave us a pot with what looked like a bunch of fronds living in it. She declared them slipper orchids and we took them home to wait and see. The pot ended up stuck under a tree … Continue reading

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Autumn Planting on a Full Moon

Today is a Full Moon in Scorpio which means fertile planting, especially for root crops. It’s also a good time to take cuttings. Not perfect for flowers (a waxing moon would be better) but you can’t have everything! Rhubarb After noting … Continue reading

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Keeping Up Appearances

I confess that I’m pretty demanding on my plants. I only buy and care for plants that offer something in return like food for native fauna, food for me, or maybe a beautiful display I can cut and bring inside … Continue reading

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Strelitzias

At least something in the garden seems to love this weather. 42 and sunny for a couple of days and now 24 and drizzly. The strelitzias are bursting. I’m both tempted and loath to cut them and bring them inside. … Continue reading

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