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I started this blog in 2008. It started mainly as a way of tracking the evolution of my dry garden, and that led to an interest in photography and in the creatures that live in the garden. It's still about the garden and wildlife, but now my passion is thinking about how we humans can learn to co-exist with wild animals and plants, especially in urban areas.

Thursday, 21 August 2008

generous plants

Generous plants ... that's what I like. Not stingy fusspots that need to be coaxed and bribed, but plants that grow too big for their spot, then don't mind being dug up and relegated to a new phase of life in the compost heap. Why should they mind? They have completed their reproductive function and left progeny to continue the cycle of life.

A few days ago I dug up a couple of large lomandras (l. longifolia I think) which had been in for quite a few years, and a large euphorbia plant. I also dug up lots of wandering acanthus, but it seems virtually impossible to remove all the roots and I know they'll be back. It was very exciting to see the changed picture, lighter, more delicate.

I considered digging up some more large lomandras, but I think that when the nearby currently small eucaplyts grow, the size may be more in harmonious proportion... or not.

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