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Seaside succulents

Garden meets seaside Sorrento. Beautiful succulents, Eco shop and recycled metals.

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Winter by the sea

Idyllic bathing huts – Dromana – relax and reflect.

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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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Lavender fields forever

If you’re ever in northern Tasmania, a must see is Bridestowe Lavender farm for its pure, pure lavender oil.

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Hibiscus holiday

It is time for us to visit the tropical north again. Not only do we escape the mountain cold for a short while but it offers us an opportunity to see my family and catch up with friends. For the … Continue reading

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The Caves

We have left our garden, cats and chickens for a short time to travel to Western Australia. This much awaited second trip will take us form Perth to Albany, about a six hour drive, south, staying in various locations in … Continue reading

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Christmas in July

The annual Christmas in July expedition to country Victoria with the family’s Buick Car Club. A suitably cold day needing long coats and hats. A lovely, hot Christmas lunch and lots of classic cars. Our own white 1982 model went out … Continue reading

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Surf side

During school holidays each year we try to escape the Mount for a short period of time. We visit family and friends in Queensland and bask in the sub-tropical sun. This time round our yearly pilgrimage took us, not only … Continue reading

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Mystery plant identified

You may recall in my recent post entitled Spring or Autumn, I had purchased a plant which I thought was an orchid at a local garage sale. Having scoured the gardening books, I could not identify it. However, with the … Continue reading

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The golden dogwood

The golden dogwood, heralding summer.

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