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This blog tracks the ongoing changes of my garden, and the wildlife I try to attract to it. It's a nature blog. It contains my thoughts and musings about anything and everything to do with nature - gardening, book reviews, philosophy, travel, science, history, art, design, politics.
Catmint is my signature plant because it has all the qualities I value in a plant: resilience, beauty and the capacity to spread prolifically . Unfortunately it's not indigenous. If I was starting again I'd probably choose an indigenous plant.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

let possums feast

The bananas were over-ripe. I don't do banana cake. But no need to waste them. Out they went into the compost. I didn't see what happened overnight, but pictured are the remains of what seems like a new years eve possum branch party.

A couple of weeks ago I made a large and varied fruit salad. The leftover peelings went to the compost heap. The next morning the possums' leftovers were scattered on the ground and on the shelf above the compost. I can only imagine what a pleasant and satisfying night they had.


  1. Possums love the compost heap. Especially when they can get goodies like overripe Bananas. I have one that lives in a huge Stag horn, it has made a cosy nest in there.

  2. Mine lives in a hedge which I would like to trim back, but won't because I don't want to disturb it. They are so cute, but for many gardeners round here are public enemy no. 1.


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