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A row of birthday candles

Timely, sort of. My birthday was this weekend, and we had a bunch of people over. Our friends rule.

So yeah, latest update in the garden: a brand new row of hedges along the driveway. Not just any hedges, but super fancy baby banksias.  Continue reading »

The great mixed border cleanup

I ask a lot of questions in the garden. What is this? How do I take care of it? Do I have the right tools for this task? Will this space ever stop looking horribly amateur? Even as I’m doing good work, like clearing overgrowth or carrying out badly-needed pruning, I still can’t help but feel like I’m wrecking what was built from years of passion and nurturing and turning it into a junk heap.  Continue reading »