Deserted beaches, fearless wildlife and flora so fitting to its surroundings I wondered why I bothered to ‘garden’ at all. These are the lasting memories of my Continue reading
Phormium, dear Phormium. Never shall I say a bad word about you again. I’ve seen you beachside, mountainside, roadside and bang in the middle of highly exposed plains. I’ve seen ancient Continue reading
Things have been pretty busy in my world over the last month. We’ve had a trip to the UK, put on the market and sold our Sydney home, celebrated our great friends, Jo and Continue reading
And so I find myself in England for a few days. House hunting. How on earth did that happen?
Out of the blue, Paul has been offered a new role in London. And after much Continue reading
By some enormous stroke of good luck, a few days before the Daffodils at Rydal event, someone asked Paul what his favourite plants were. By even better luck, one of the three plants that came into his mind happened Continue reading
Canadian summers are pretty short. Charlotte, a keen gardener from Edmonton, described to me the snow cover from November to March and the frost free growing season of Continue reading
Sitting off the west coast of Canada, with Alaska in sight, is the beautiful Haida Gwaii. Consisting of approximately 150 islands, across a total landmass similar to Continue reading
Well, hello from Canada! I have definitely been very indulged; we’ve seen some incredible gardens here. We’ve also seen some amazing fauna, from bears and racoons to deer and squirrels.
I thought I’d Continue reading
Not to be content with fireworks at least 300 days of the year, each winter, Sydney presents ‘Vivid’: ‘a unique event of light, music and ideas’. Each year, I think, ‘it’s just a some Continue reading
What a difference a week makes. Last weekend we were in shorts and t-shirts, enjoying a sunny 29 degrees and completely in denial that summer was (almost) over.
Seven days later and Continue reading