Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

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 · 4 Comments

Strawberry surprise

We were in Broken Hill last weekend to launch Love in the Outback (I promise to upload pictures soon). It was a final, emotional goodbye to the town I called … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · 13 Comments

Gone Gardening

Facebook makes you sad. Gardening makes you happy. If you don’t believe me check out this recent report from the BBC, which seems to show that if you spend too … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Good The Bad and The Damage

Oh joy! It had me singing along to the radio, wiggling my hips and jiggling my arse. It was rain. Merciful, gentle blessed rain falling from the sky. Two weeks … Continue reading

November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The strawberries keep coming

It’s mid autumn here in Broken Hill, the leaves are turning on the grapevine and the grass has slowed its growth but the strawberries just keep coming. Three weeks ago … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

There’s gold in my garden

I struck gold when Lynne Gall gave me a gift of strawberry plants. The clutch of straggling plants, dug up from Langawirra Station and delivered as part of a generous … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

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