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Cosmos Anyone?

On 6 September I sowed a bunch of flower seeds. When I left home in late October for my Summer/Winter in Germany, there were random seedlings appearing in a few spots, but nothing amazing. This bed was over-planted with sunflower … Continue reading

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Stunning Flowers

For no obvious reason, today I looked down at an orchid plant that sits, rather neglected, under the stairs out my back door. Low and behold it has a flower. Then I looked around at the other flowers adorning the … Continue reading

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Flowers Galore

The flowering almond/peach/apricot (I’m not sure what it is but it produces only a few stunted fruits each year that fall off long before they’d be ripe) is starting to burst into bloom. Within a week the front yard will … 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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Moon-blessed Root Vegetables

Today the moon is in its full moon phase. According to the lunar calendar it should be a great day for sowing or planting out root crops. It was a perfect chance to test this lunar planting theory because I … Continue reading

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First Jonquil

We’ve been waiting and waiting (okay, 1 month) for our first Jonquil. Over the past few days several buds have gotten really bulgy and this morning, Voil√†! one has burst forth. To me it feels like spring out there. The … Continue reading

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Gloomy Winter’s Day

This is what my back garden looks like in the dead of winter. The grass is brown, the oak and frangipani trees are leafless (as is the cherry and Japanese maple), the mulberry is full of buds (including for berries), … Continue reading

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Jonquils

Joe gave Frank a bag full of Jonquil bulbs from his garden surplus with the instructions to plant them in winter. So over the past couple of days we’ve been putting them in the ground. Then, after planting, I got … 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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Winter Work

This morning Frank and I spent time in the garden. It was sunny and warm and drove us outdoors. Then the rains came (no doubt the plants loved it). It was a short shower but sort of dampened my enthusiasm. … Continue reading

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