about this blog
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.
When my mother was 100 I created a post for her using 100 garden and nature photos. That was nearly three years ago. She didn't...
This morning I shook out Potter's rug, as I often do. It is kept on an outdoor seat where the dog likes to sit and wait for us w...
I've been making the garden for 36 years. In a sense you could say the garden's also been making me for 36 years. It's...
A recent post was about my success in rehousing a possum couple. The nest stayed empty so it seemed that the possums had settled in their...
You don’t have to go to the countryside to get a nature fix. Wherever I go I look for plants and animals. Just like rural spaces...
This is the photo of my garden in the current guide to Australia's open gardens. It was taken last October. The foreground f...
I don't mind English violets covering the soil, even though I wish they were native violets. I don't mind Euphorbia characis ...
Today is my mother's 100th birthday. My mother never understood my garden, thought it was weird, dirty and untidy. Couldn'...
Wake up sleepy-twigs, spring is here.
The Australian government website Weed Identification and Information makes it easy to identify weeds. On this Most Unwanted list I found ...
SOME OF MY FAVOURITE BLOGS
- Atlas of Living Australia
- Australian Marine Conservation Society
- Australian Plants Society Victoria
- Avaaz - The World in Action
- BirdLife Australia
- Bush Heritage Australia
- Eco Voice: Voice of the earth
- Encyclopedia of Life
- Field Naturalists Club of Victoria
- Indigenous Flora and Fauna Association
- Landshare Australia
- Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
- Seedsavers: Preserving the genetic basis of tomorrow's food
- Stop Factory Farming of our Pets
- Sustainable Gardening Australia
- The Nature Conservancy Australia