Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

Welcome visitor

There’s not much in life that thrives on neglect – relationships need nurturing, musicians have to practice and languages get lost and forgotten if they’re not used. But land? Leave … Continue reading

September 12, 2014 · 7 Comments

Blossom in Broken Hill

Winter’s finally over in the Southern hemisphere but you’d be hard pressed to know it here in Sydney. A week-long blast of cold rain and strong wind has sent Spring … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · 10 Comments

This garden is growing on me

It’s mid winter, another six weeks until spring arrives and the plants in this challenging garden are growing. Broken Hill’s desert-cold nights might be dropping to a chilly three or … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

Who needs winter?

Why do some plants lose their leaves in winter and others don’t? I know the science (sort of). I accept some plants are deciduous and others evergreen, but why? Why … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · 17 Comments

One man’s rubbish

We spent the weekend clearing out the shed, faces covered by masks to cope with decades of Broken Hill dust that had smothered toolboxes, jam jars, old trunks and empty … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 9 Comments

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