All posts filed under: gardening

Stormy Weather!

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Acceptance / gardening / Nature

I have been watching my palm trees flourish over about six years. We had some wild weather overnight and woke to find some carnage in the back patio. I was quite shocked as we are rather fond of our palms. After a few hours of thinking about what to do next (can’t find a replacement for the broken one) we have a little project on our hands – and we all need projects at the […]

South West Australian Wildflowers

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Australia / beautiful / flowers / gardening / Nature / Uncategorized

I did a blog recently about the Busselton Wildflower Exhibition and my involvement in promoting the event that was held last Thursday and Friday. Below is a gallery of most of the flowers on show at the Exhibition. There are strict rules about what flowers can be picked in the wild and the quantities allowed so as not to impact on their sustainability for future years. I found it impossible to choose just a few! […]

In my garden

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flowers / Garden / gardening / How does my garden grow? / succulents

I got the camera out yesterday and took a few snaps of my garden. I haven’t tended it much in a while but with sunshine and rain it seems to be thriving. We have our first day of Winter on Saturday! Can you find three herbs and guess what they are? There is oregano and thyme. We had a short break from Philosophy but start again tomorrow discussing Simone de Beauvoir and Existentialism. Should be […]

My Garden Project

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creativity / flowers / gardening / Uncategorized

I like to have a nice garden but it is not something that comes naturally to me. Up until recently all I had in my small, rear yard was the big, above ground garden bed, some palms and two jasmine plants. The garden bed was really too big for the space and because it was so deep I had stopped planting vegetables and my mint, parsley and oregano started to take over. I was able […]

Once upon a skink :-)

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Australia / funny / gardening / Just for fun

A skink is not a skunk No matter what you think Not even if you are truly drunk A skink is a skink as sure as ink is ink! Now a skunk is altogether different And never to be found Down-Under Skinks love my home, it is apparent How many live here – I wonder? Skinky One is drinking out the back Another sighted in the front this morning Reptilian friends – we have no lack You […]

What was the last photo you took?

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beautiful / flowers / gardening

WordPress Daily Post: What was the last picture you took? Tell us the story behind it. (No story behind the photo? Make one up, or choose the last picture you took that had one.) Well I must say I am really intrigued by this photo. I took it with my Supereyes microscope. It is a magnified image of a tiny flower from a chilli plant. I have never seen anything quite like it before. I […]

What’s new in the garden?

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beautiful / creativity / flowers / gardening

I have tomatoes, silver beet, two varieties of parsley, potatoes and a watermelon plant growing in my above ground garden bed. I also have some plants in pots that belong to my son, Joel. I am only looking after them short-term. I gave up trying to have a nice water feature and decided to plant some petunias instead :-). There is a range of herbs growing in the stand. I don’t use them as much […]

Spring time

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beautiful / flowers / Frogs / gardening / Gratitude / Nature / Western Australia

Celebrating Spring! Here are few shots of my jasmine plant and some photos of flowers given to me recently by some friends visiting from Perth. I nearly always take photos of flowers so that I can enjoy them for much longer! The water feature looks a bit grotty but last time I cleaned it I found two big frogs and lots of tadpoles. I decided they have permission to stay!