seasons

Birch gold

Colour change

Right now we’re in the three-week spell that’s peak autumn. Hobart, like every other city throughout temperate Australia, has many deciduous trees planted alongside the evergreen natives. This means you get the best of both worlds: green and lively all winter, fragrant in spring and brilliantly-coloured in autumn.  Continue reading »

Delicious summer harvest

It’s brag-posting time, because our veggie patch’s first summer with newly built beds and square-foot garden plans was a smashing success. It’s beginning to get out of hand! Jamie couldn’t bring himself to pick off the weaker seedlings when we initially planted them, bless him, so we’ve spent this summer eating every flavour of zucchini and offering up football-sized specimens to our dumbfounded friends.  Continue reading »

Spring flowering, Australian natives edition.

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 »