Are we totally blind, or what?

I was lounging on the verandah Saturday afternoon and, with nothing else to dwell on,  was wondering (loungingly) if the feeble little vertical shoot of wisteria that had finally got the idea of winding around the wire I’d provided it two years ago, had it in itself to make it to the top, this season.

Eventually I decided it hadn’t …  or didn’t … or whatever you’re supposed to say after the above. Continue reading

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Slow food for a slow learner

Honestly, how can it take so long to learn such simple lessons?  I’m more than happy with the idea that gardening can keep you on a steep learning curve for a lifetime, but I really thought that what I’d be learning at this point could be made to sound more worthy of the length of the journey so far – that I could preach from lofty heights of hard-won wisdom. Continue reading

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Horse and bergia?

The very first day of my gardening apprenticeship at Ripponlea, Melbourne, I was riding on top of a heap of rubbish on a trailer, and a work experience student was pointing out a few of the features of the garden.  I swear, to this day, that she pointed to a huge long fence covered in a wiry climber, saying “And that’s the horse and beckia hedge”. Continue reading

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Just a quick question..

Does anyone else have trouble scrolling through my posts?  Whenever I look back at them, I get about halfway down and it’s like my Mac is having trouble with the amount of info it’s trying to load, and the scrolling almost comes to a standstill.  It’s really annoying. If anyone else has this problem, I’ll talk to my server about it.

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It really doesn’t take long

Of course it depends on your terms of reference. A year seems incredibly quick to me, to achieve a full and floriferous garden. But I have had people question me on my garden that I created and opened after only twelve months, along the lines of “It only takes a weekend to create a garden on TV.  What took you so long?” Continue reading

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Footpaths vs eyepaths

We McCoys went walking in Wilsons Prom on the long weekend.  Good weather rarely falls within my otherwise rich and wide blessing-spectrum, so I can only assume that we were among the many beneficiaries of some other camper’s weather blessing.  Bless them, whoever they are. Continue reading

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