It was super exciting to feature recently in the Australian Country Style magazine art issue. Despite being in the midst of our worst ever drought, photographer Brigid Arnott and writer Skye Manson did a beautiful job bringing the story together, capturing our clan and the garden. You can read more on the Country Style website ... Read More
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In autumn the garden is adorned with jewels - ornamental (and some edible) fruits in a kaleidoscope of colours, often overlooked but well worthy of attention. Some cluster jostling for space along bare branches, others dangle from thread-like stems. Smooth, spiky, metallic, they are every bit as beautiful as the flowers that ... Read More
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
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