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.
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 ...
Indigenous plants in Australia have a very precise definition. They are plants that grew in a locality before European settlement, abo...
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 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...
The leaves on Acacias are not really leaves at all. They're called phyllodes, and they're actually flattened leaf stalks that fu...
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 Australian government website Weed Identification and Information makes it easy to identify weeds. On this Most Unwanted list I found ...
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...
my friend L is an artist. by this i mean that she paints great pictures but even more importantly she carries ideas and feelings about be...
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