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.
Taking photos with a macro lens gives you a glimpse of the incredibly complex small organisms and the ecosystems they contain. This worl...
Indigenous plants in Australia have a very precise definition. They are plants that grew in a locality before European settlement, abo...
Part of the point of planting indigenous plants in the garden is to attract native birds. I used to think it was good to attract as many ...
I have decided to make a list of the plants in my garden. For too long I haven’t really respected them as individuals, vaguely seeing them ...
The Duck and the Darklings is an extraordinary, unusual and special picture book, highly recommended for all ages. It's simply the...
I've been making the garden for thirty-five years. Actually that's not quite true. I've been making and remaking the gar...
I've spotted a few different types of fungi growing in the garden. Yay! That shows biodiversity is increasing in the little ecosystem ...
I miss the jubilant rowdy morning chorus I used to hear each morning. These mornings I'm lucky if I hear half a dozen birds gre...
Tomorrow will be the National Day of Climate Action. In all Australian cities, people will protest at the Abbott government's inade...
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