Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

I looked but I didn’t see

There’s a native Christmas bush in our front garden tucked between the peace lily and the climbing fig. It’s partially hidden and quite small, so even though I pass it … Continue reading

May 19, 2017 · 12 Comments

The answer

We all need a good feed now and then. If the slugs in my back garden respect the clearly marked boundaries I’ll turn a blind eye to the occasional raid. … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · 10 Comments

How to rid your garden of woodlice

I was so impressed by what I learnt at Balmain’s community garden last weekend that I had to share the following tip on how to rid your garden of woodlice. Woodlice are … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

What went wrong?

There’s a lot I could be blamed for in this garden but surely I wasn’t responsible for the demise of the rhubarb? What went wrong? I hate not knowing. I … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · 14 Comments

Pest Alert

Pest alert! With precious little garden and hardly any plants established here in Sydney, the first sign of attack from pests had me reaching for a bottle of eco-friendly pest … Continue reading

January 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Is your pet a pest?

No, mine isn’t either. She’s adorable. Love her to bits. But the distinction between family pet and feral animal is not always clear. My travels this week took me to … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · 3 Comments

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