I think I have more winter flowers than summer flowers somehow. As it turns out, many southern-Australian natives put on growth in winter (when there’s rain) and lie dormant in summer (when the earth bakes dry like it’s the end of times). Continue reading »
How was your summer? Summer 2015, if necessary. Mine: amazingly fast and unfortunately finished. The sun sets just before 6pm now, and the scent of woodsmoke is in the air. I wish I’d accomplished more in the warmer weather, but at least my summer flowers put on a great display. 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 »
Now that I’m a suburban homeowner with a garden that needs looking after, strange as it still feels, I’ve been experimenting with planting Australian natives. Many of them are drought-tolerant and suited for the variable climate patterns of southern Australia: beating sun, dry spells, strong winds, torrential rains, light frosts. Continue reading »