In stark contrast to the troubled relationship with time that we experience through our own aging, time in the garden brings magic and richness. It changes with every hour and every day - the light from dawn to dusk, the direction of flowers faces, the activity of insects, the emergence of seedlings. With every month and season ... Read More
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It is estimated that over 80 percent of species on the planet are yet to be found. There is much that continues to elude us, despite our best scientific efforts to explain all. New discoveries of life await to confound us and challenge our understanding. They hover in the shadows, unseen, though somewhere. We label them ... Read More
Both gardens and gardeners have been put to the test over recent years, as we continue to face one of the most relentless droughts in Australia's recorded history. Rain has become all but a distant memory, and we have become accustomed to a permanently bronzed landscape. Even the most dry hardy of plants need a little moisture ... Read More
I discovered this little treasure this week in a Cercis tree on the front terrace, just near the front door and at perfect eye height. It's a Willy Wagtail nest, a perfectly round felted pod, palm size, smooth and soft and cupping three tiny speckled eggs. A masterpiece, built with a beak and found materials...and we think ... Read More
Gardens are best shared, and the gifting of plants from one garden to another is an act of kindness, care and storytelling. A garden that is built from memories of special friends, family and places has depth of character and meaning. My aunt visited recently to help serve afternoon tea during a visit to our garden by Ross ... Read More
Gardens are best when they have a story, the plot allowed to develop over time through sharing of plants, knowledge and memories. Rhubarb began the story of my garden - it was one of the first plants gifted to me by my good friend and neighbour, Belinda. Rhubarb is perfect for sharing, both as a piece of a loved plant, and in ... Read More