Tag Archives: mountain gardens

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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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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He’s gone


For those who remember our resident kangaroo – here’s a recap.  This old fella came every day to visit. Despite him eating my roses, geraniums and most vegetables – he really was an old, gentle and quite friendly fellow. He … Continue reading

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We’re back


After a long absence, cats and chickens and gardening in the mountains – we’re back posting – missed my blog – hope you are all still with me…. Join me for a cup of tea and a new journey… More … Continue reading

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New hatchlings!


My sister-in-law’s fantastic brown chook has done it again. This time she has managed to hatch one of our Plymouth Rock eggs. The chick with the white stripe on its head we expect is a Plymouth Rock from daddy Long … Continue reading

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Autumnal Flora and Fauna


Our friend Mr kangaroo is a surprising sight in our front garden amidst the golden foliage. Such a contradictory image – a giant kangaroo nestled under a deciduous, European, weeping apricot tree – staring right at us!

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Go to the back of the block, sit down and stop


As any one with a large (or even not so large) garden knows, there are always jobs to do: extensive seasonal tasks like pruning and planting as well as weekend jobs such as raking and weeding. With so many tasks … Continue reading

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Garden Gratitude Theme: Pink


No, not the popular female singer but the crimson colours of the camelias! On this unusually sunny morning and the walkways strewn with pink petals, it never ceases to amaze me how these trees push forth their abundance. In our … Continue reading

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