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.
I love grasses because ... ... they sway gracefully in the breeze, ... they provide vertical contrast in the garden picture, ...
The leaves on Acacias are not really leaves at all. They're called phyllodes, and they're actually flattened leaf stalks that fu...
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 ...
If it's geographically possible, try to visit the Art Gallery of Ballarat before December 2nd. That's when the exhibition C...
Wake up sleepy-twigs, spring is here.
As far as gardening is concerned, our hot summers must be like winters in cold places. In cold places, there's too much snow to ...
This is the photo of my garden in the current guide to Australia's open gardens. It was taken last October. The foreground f...
The royal garden at the king's palace must be a good example of the preferred style of a Cambodian grand garden. It's formal, and i...
They call it the outback, and it's a long way from the city. It took two days travelling to get to the Flinders Ranges. One day b...
Australia Day, 26 January, commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, when Governor Phillip raised the British flag, and N...
- Animal Rights Photography
- Atlas of Living Australia
- Australian Marine Conservation Society
- Australian Plants Society Victoria
- Avaaz - The World in Action
- BirdLife Australia
- Birds in Backyards
- Born Free Foundation
- Bush Heritage Australia
- Eco Voice: Voice of the earth
- Encyclopedia of Life
- Field Naturalists Club of Victoria
- Global Giving
- Gould League
- Indigenous Flora and Fauna Association
- New Internationalist
- Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
- Seedsavers: Preserving the genetic basis of tomorrow's food
- Stop Factory Farming of our Pets
- The Nature Conservancy Australia
- The Plant List