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Holding Bed

For a variety of reasons we’ve ended up with a veritable plethora of plants in pots – mainly tiny pots – awaiting their day to be planted in their permanent home. Today was not that day. But they just shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Is there a a cow in my garden?

Something’s been eating – not merely nibbling – my Brussels sprout plants. These are big plants. They come above my knee and are loaded with large leaves. But one of them is not so loaded any more. Whoever the culprit is has … Continue reading

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Seasonal Food Trees

I used to have a very fixed idea of seasons and food production which matched the classical 4-seasons art works you might find in art galleries around the world. Spring was for new growth: flowers, fresh green leaves and maybe … Continue reading

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Possum Marks?

Something is climbing (up or down?) my Sydney Red Gum tree. I’m pretty sure it’s a possum (even I can’t blame the bandicoot this time). But whether it’s a brushtail, ringtail, sugar glider or all of the above, I don’t know. … 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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Midnight Marauders

For a couple of weeks now, something (besides Frank and me) has been enjoying our mandarins. We wondered if maybe it was a bird because cockatoos have been seen in the tree – I even saw one carrying away a mandarin … Continue reading

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Tree Protection

When I mowed the lawn last week I struggled around some of the fruit trees (okay, I struggled everywhere, but the trees were the worst bits). The trees that caused me the most grief were the ones that survived, against … Continue reading

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National Tree Planting Day

Australia’s answer to Arbor Day is National Tree Planting Day. That was last Sunday. Frank and I joined the local council in planting shrubs (no trees) along a bike path at the edge of a local park. Lots of hearty … Continue reading

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Fig Tree

Frank and I bought this Black Genoa Fig Tree over a month ago. We wanted to replace the tree our tenants killed by excessive use of their weed whacker. We finally planted it yesterday. The delay was caused largely by … Continue reading

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Orange Tree

Today’s addition to the garden is this little Valencia Orange Tree. We put it in a nice sunny spot with plenty of space between it and the mango (out of shot on the right) and the olive (out of shot … Continue reading

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