Despite the dry ground and heavy frosts, 2017's winter planting season has gone really well.  I'm down to a couple of weekends planting extra plots to use up 100 leftover plants. Increasing the number of regular helpers has made a great difference, as has Matthew's reliability and skill as my outstanding Chief Planting Assistant. Plus... Continue Reading →


It's the time of year to see reptiles out and about on the roads again.  Bearded dragons (pogona barbata) do threatening push-ups as they try to frighten off approaching cars.  Or they lie as flat as possible like this one is doing, before scuttling quickly away. Blue-tongues (Tiliqua scincoides) try to be awesome by opening their mouths... Continue Reading →

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