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Wisteria: waiting for winter 


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Appreciation


Today I was notified that this blog has reached 100 followers! I am very grateful to all of  you, all over the world. This blog started as way to link family to our travels. It is now more of a … Continue reading

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A garden lookout


Record rainfall over the last few months have prevented me from spending time in the garden. We have had snow, wind, hail and low level flooding! What a winter! I guess this little fellow is waiting patiently for my return. … Continue reading

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The garden path


Closer to home, this path leads to precious nature.

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Tree of Life 


After our wintry summer in the Czech Republic we have returned filled with newfound vigour and hope. Life does deal us remarkable events. This beautiful tree in Northern Tasmania, near Boat Harbour has come to symbolise new family connections and … Continue reading

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Snow blooms


Stark against the winter snow, these snow blooms, sentinels in a row.  

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The Christmas Garden


On Christmas Eve I did nothing. The tree stood decorated for weeks, the presents wrapped, the cards written, my mother and daughters’ gifts posted, the menu decided and the garden watered and silent – except for the wind which, from … Continue reading

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Peony time


This has to be one of the most exciting of gardening times – when peonies bloom. They are the grandest of all flowers – I think, at least, and very fortuitous in Oriental cultures.  I would like to brag that this … Continue reading

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That’s life


More often than not, an opportunity to be in the garden offers a time for reflection. I reflect on recent changes, our return from Prague and family. I used to say that all problems are solved in the garden. For … Continue reading

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Window Boxes of Prague


We are reaching the end of our stay in Prague. It was more than expected – a truly wonderful city. Here are some gardening ideas to bring home – we should all have at least one window box or the … Continue reading

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