Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

Spare the tree, said he

There’s a lemon scented gum tree in our back garden, Eucalyptus citriodora. ‘A sapling appeared eight years ago. I didn’t have the heart to pull it up,’ said Clyde. Admirable … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rain, rain, come again

Rain is lashing the coast but here in Broken Hill it’s been weeks, months without rain. Not proper rain. There’s been the odd drop, an occasional day when clouds have … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

Never judge a plum by its cover

Birds don’t like our plums. They devour the peaches the nectarines and the grapes, but the plums? Not interested. I don’t blame them. Our plums are hard nuggetty lumps with … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

You should see my strawberries

I met Prince Charles in Longreach last year. I was going to tell him all about the organic vegetable garden I’m struggling to grow in Broken Hill. ‘I’m a fan,’ … Continue reading

February 9, 2013 · 4 Comments

I'm a writer based in Australia with a passion for gardening, remote places and people with a story to tell.