about this blog



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.

back garden

Acacia floribunda - Gossamer Wattle
Acacia implexa - Lightwood
Acacia iteaphylla - Willow-leaf wattle, Flinders Ranges wattle 
Acca sellowiana - Feijoa, Pineapple Guava 

Allium tuberosum - Garlic Chives
Arthropodium cirrhatum - Matapouri Bay
Banksia marginata - Silver Banksia
Banksia petiolaris
Borage
Bursaria spinosa - Sweet Bursaria, Prickly Box
Campanula poscharskyana 'Blue' -  Serbian Bellflower
Canary Island Wormwood
Correa Lawrenciana - Tree Correa
Correa pulchella - Correa 'Dusky Bells'
Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea' - Hopbush
Derwentia perfoliata - Diggers Speedwell
Dianella caerulea 'Cassa Blue' - Dianella Cassa Blue 
Dietes bicolor - African Iris, Fortnight Lily, Yellow Peacock Flower
Dietes grandiflora:  Large Wild Iris, Fairy Iris
Echium candicans - Echium Heronswood Blue
Eleangus species
Erigeron karvinskianus - Seaside Daisy
Erysimum cheiri 'Bowles' Mauve - Wallflower
Eschscholzia californica - Californian poppy 
Eucalyptus leucoxylon dwarf form - Blue Gum, Yellow Gum, White Ironbark 
Eucalyptus pauciflora - Snow Gum 
Euphorbia characis - Spurge
Festuca glauca - Blue Fescue 
 Fig St Dominique Violette
Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum' - Bronzed Leaf Fennel

Gastrolobium melanopetalum - Brachysema sericeum Black Flowered Form
Grevillea shiressii - Blue Grevillea
Hakea sericea -  Bushy Needlebush 
Hedychium gardnerianum - Ginger Lily
Heliotrope arborescens - Heliotrope Cherry Pie


Indigofera australis - Australian Indigo
Lasiopetalum ferrugineum - Rusty Velvet Bush
Lavandula dentata 'Monet' - Purple French Lavender 

Leptospermum hybrid - 'Pink Cascade' prostrate

Leptospermum morrisonii "White Opal"
Leptospermum brevipes - Slender Tea Tree
Leptospermum petersonii - Lemon Scented Tea Tree
Liriope muscarii 'Royal Purple': Lily Turf 
Lomandra confertifolia 'Little Con' - Little Con Mat Rush
Lomandra longifolia - Spiny-Headed Mat Rush
Lychnis coronaria - Dusty Miller, Rose Campion, pink form
Malus angustifolia - Crabapple
Myoporum petiolatum - Sticky Boobialla
Myosotis alpestris - Forget me not 
Nepeta Six Hills Giant - Catmint
Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’ - Catmint 
Nephrolepis cordifolia - Fishbone Fern


Nigella damascena - Love-in-a-mist
Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nanus' - Dwarf Mondo Grass 

Papaver somniferum: Opium poppy 
Origanum vulgare - Oregano
Pelargonium graveolens
Petroselinum crispum - Curlina Parsley 
Philotheca myoporoides
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'James Sterling'
Salvia 'Berggarten' - Sage cultivar with large leaves 
Salvia greggii, white -  Autumn Sage
Salvia 'Purpurascens' - Purple leafed Sage cultivar 
Spyridium lawrencei 'Asbestos Range' - Small Leaf Dustymiller
Spyridium vexilliferum Fine Leaf Form
 Tropaeolum majus  - Nasturtium 
Tulbaghia violacea - Society Garlic 
Valeriana officinalis - Valerian, All-Heal, Garden Heliotrope
Verbena rigida 'polaris' -  Veined Verbena 
Viola odorata: Violet
Westringia 'Wynyabbie Gem' - Native Rosemary
Xerochrysum bracteatum - Lemon Princess

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