Category Archives: Farming and Gardening

Native Australians in Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens

A haven in the middle of this busy city! You can wander quiet paths among mature trees watching the birds and insects busy about their lives. Or go down to the water’s edge and look across to the opera house … Continue reading

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Christmas Roses

Very early long-lasting flower, 2 to 3 inches across, many shades of whites, greens, pale yellows, maroons.  Friend of early pollinating insects. Clumps of attractively shaped bright leaves, the whole about 18 inches high. What’s not to like? The Christmas/Lenten … Continue reading

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My Dinosaur Tree

I now have a Gnome in my garden. No, not plastic or terracotta with a fishing rod!  My gnome is Ginkgo biloba ‘Gnome’, a dwarfed variety of the dinosaur’s tree which can grow up to 40 metres in height – … Continue reading

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Snowy Mespilus

A small and beautiful tree!  Mine has been stunning this spring, covered with white flowers with five petals.  At the same time the young leaves unfurl, a mass of copper-pink among the white.  Glorious! Now the petals have fallen like … Continue reading

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