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Wisteria in bloom

My spring flowering outdoor wall

This outdoor wall used to be covered in ivy. You know that story. It looked pretty lousy after we removed the ivy, but we freshened up the colorbond and things are looking good.

A lot of people would have been perfectly happy with the old ivy wall: a green ivy blanket covering up the boring colorbond sheathing, with geraniums and wisteria woven through it.  Continue reading »

Winter blooming

View from my living room window, feeling like we live in a ski town sometimes.

This is my fourth winter on this side of the world. It’s pretty mild in Tassie: highs between 10-12° C most days, rain and wind and light frosts, no freezing temperatures and no snow unless you live at a higher elevation.  Continue reading »