Floriade has bloomed and faded for another year. Flowers popped up across surprising corners of the city as part of Floriade Community, the rain didn’t dampen the fun and I, like many, embraced the many opportunities to stop and smell the flowers this year. I think one of the very few pandemic-positives has been the … More Floriade highlights 2022
Over the autumn, a family of Eastern Spinebills have been regular visitors in our salvia. The salvia has been on a determined mission to take over the garden so it’s nice the birds are enjoying it and showing me it has a purpose other than shading everything else out in its quest for garden domination. … More Visit From an Eastern Spinebill
Our family grew a tiny bit bigger this week with the addition of Rusty the puppy. Rusty is a little ball of cuddles and joy but he’s also shown a real taste for plants. Any plants will do but lavender seems to be a real favourite closely followed by violas (at least he’s going for … More Puppy vs Garden
This spring, there is a lush intensity to not only my garden but all of Canberra. The mild temperatures and torrents of rain have coaxed flowers to life and it looks like the colour dials have all been turned to maximum. It seems like flowers from every point on the colour spectrum have popped their … More A rainbow of flowers
I don’t like to play favourites but when it comes to choosing the most magical spring garden space in Canberra, the Old Parliament House Rose Gardens’ wisteria arches are tough to beat. The purple and white flowers drip and ooze their beautiful bounty over the archways and scent the air with their spring perfume for … More Is this Canberra’s most magical spring garden?
Spring has exploded all over Canberra and is looking like a bumper season. Masses of flowers are dripping from branches which have begun to droop, heavy under the sudden, floriferous weight. The city looks tres chic to the point where if you squint a little or angle the camera just so, you could imagine Emily … More Springing into, well, spring!
The current COVID lockdown has meant a lot of time walking the dog to get out of the house and enjoy some fresh air. It’s at the point where the dog cringes when she sees the leash instead of the usual bounds to the door. The endless laps of my suburb have led us in … More Green with Garden Envy
Home is where it’s at right now so here is a super simple DIY project to freshen up your desk, coffee table or kitchen bench. It’s so low maintenance that once you’ve made it, all you need to worry about it strategically placing it so it’ll be the talking point in your next Zoom chat. … More How to make an indoor water garden
It started innocently enough with a couple of orchids. Then a fern, then an addiction. It seems that I, like lots of other millennials and (in my case) Xennials out there, have been completely bewitched by the humble and once oh-so-daggy indoor plant. My motley crew now consists of orchids (7!!) ferms (2), a peace … More On the rise and rise of indoor plants