• At Royal Park

    Royal Park

    Good to know, but Zara wasn't with me. Much of Royal Park's 180 hectares just north of the city centre look like this, a broad sweep of landscape largely native... Read more

    Posted on 15 April 2014
  • Shaking the Ghosts

    Shaking Ghosts

    Though autumn's a time of dying, here where summer's been torturous, it comes as an agent of revival.This being the Antipodes - where practice is sort of... Read more

    Posted on 05 April 2014
  • and Three Little Kookaburras

    Three Little Kookaburras

    At last! The kookaburras have landed!I was gardening for friends yesterday. It was delightful. Their garden is what I'd call old-fashioned, crafted out of... Read more

    Posted on 26 March 2014
  • Glimpses of Life

    Glimpses Life

    Whatever changes are happening to the world's climates, the only certainty is their unpredictability.East Melbourne is a plush corner of the world, a stone's... Read more

    Posted on 11 March 2014
  • Shyness


    Photographs taken of the land beside the property I live on, intended for public green space. It is the end of summer. Industrial equipment looks its best... Read more

    Posted on 01 March 2014
  • Mea Culpa


    I apologise to all the gardeners confronted here by poetry. Just so you know, I'll be separating my writing from my gardening work in another, new blog. I've... Read more

    Posted on 24 February 2014
  • Voluntary


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    Posted on 08 February 2014
  • All Is Vanity?


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    Posted on 01 February 2014
  • White-hot Hot


    It's getting ghostly, not because there's too much darkness, but because there's too much light... the dandelions have given up. Underneath the ghostly sheet, a... Read more

    Posted on 14 January 2014
  • Europe Endless

    Europe Endless

    It was on going to lunch for my sister's birthday at The European in Spring Street that I did a quick wander in this, one of my favourite parts of Melbourne. Read more

    Posted on 10 January 2014
  • Garden Architecture 1

    Garden Architecture

    With a pressing need for an off-the-ground bird feeder but with marginal handyman skills, assembling lying-around bits and pieces into a coherent unity is, well... Read more

    Posted on 03 January 2014
  • Crackers and the Dynamic Duo Being

    Crackers Dynamic Being

    It's got so hard for me to keep my blog going. Do I really want to keep telling you what I do each week? Do you really care? Is something that happens any more... Read more

    Posted on 28 December 2013
  • Frolicking


    As I write this post, I look out my window and see again that neighbours in the court opposite have let their two bunnies out to nibble the verge. Read more

    Posted on 16 December 2013
  • It's the Little Things...

    It's Little Things...

    My back door is really where everyone enters, so it's there I've stuck my bay-leaf Christmas wreath. A bit amateur, not much bling......but bling would fade... Read more

    Posted on 06 December 2013
  • The Five ( Or Seven ) of Us

    Five Seven

    I have a batch of old slides we all used to watch in a darkened dining room. And at last I'm getting them converted to photos. I'm on the horse, with my elder... Read more

    Posted on 25 November 2013
  • Lost in Space

    Lost Space

    My main point in writing this post is to suggest that the landscape can offer a more beautiful outlook than what most of us contrive in our gardens. Read more

    Posted on 22 November 2013
  • Horseplay


    We thought we'd bolt down out the back, Zara and me, to see Neddy and Zippy. The cold and blasty weather is finally gone.The car hasn't been starting up... Read more

    Posted on 17 November 2013
  • He Goes for It


    It concerns me that I don't altogether do as much with my blog as I'd like to. Sometimes it's circumstantial and sometimes it's motivational, the reason I let i... Read more

    Posted on 15 November 2013
  • Nursery Intrigues...

    Nursery Intrigues...

    Here we all were, having a gardening sort of morning, with a nap here and a thorough investigation there......blessed we've been to have a pair of... Read more

    Posted on 08 November 2013
  • The Three of Us


    I've thought a tame Australian Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen ) would be lovely to have, having got to know many wild ones over the years. Read more

    Posted on 07 November 2013