Skip to main content


most recent post

change - the only thing you can predict for certain

The young tiny Willow Myrtle that I brought home about 30 years ago has grown up and up, and is now slowly dying. My next door neighbour didn't like to see dead branches so we paid someone to cut some of the branches back. I don't mind looking at dead branches and brown leaves. To me it's part of the living and dying process. But I think I will have to get the company back because at least one of the branches could break off and is potentially dangerous.

On the other side of the garden a gum tree I also planted in the 1980s is growing towards the light and over my other neighbour's swimming pool, potentially very dangerous. Eucalypts are known to drop their branches unexpectedly and sensible campers don't erect tents under them.

I guess this is the sort of thing you have to expect from an established garden. After all, it's not as if it's ever finished ... time equals change.

I don't know who is nesting here, but there are definitely signs of habitatio…

Latest posts

saving lives, and front garden in spring

casual infrequent blogging

blogging as a way of life

animals in Myanmar - captive, free and working

gardening with shoes