Last summer, despite the progress made in the mixed border, I felt pretty bored with my garden when midsummer rolled around and nothing was blooming. Since then, I planted a bunch of native wildflowers to hopefully add some colour and knit things together. Continue reading »
I just realised that, to date, “working with” our established mixed border has resulted in tearing just about everything out and starting over. And that’s okay. It took me a while to feel confident about removing perfectly healthy plants, but it’s about the big picture. Continue reading »
At least two of the trees out here have to go. Let me explain.
Our mixed border has been a work-in-progress for the past 18 months. Last summer was mainly about cleaning up the weeds and overgrowth, and I’ve been adding plantings here and there over the last twelve months. Continue reading »
Hi again from my upside-down garden. I’m actually in Sydney as I’m posting this, en route to Los Angeles. My happy place might be drinks on our deck, not 14 hours sitting bolt upright in a cramped tin can, but I’m excited to go home home for a few weeks. Continue reading »
Here’s a frustrating fact about gum trees: they break.
Winter’s still here, reminding us not to forget about it too soon. We had a bad windstorm earlier this month with 110 km/h gusts rattling through the suburbs. There were local reports of fallen trees and power lines, but no major damage as far as I’m aware. Continue reading »