LET’S TALK ABOUT…. THE BANDICOOT!

LET'S TALK ABOUT.... THE BANDICOOT!

I once attended a dinner party in the UK where the main topic of conversation was how to deal with moles wrecking lawns. The equivalent in Australia would have to be the sweet bandicoot, though his pointy snout leaves a conical hole rather than a molehill. He

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Cinnamon Bells; a Strange Little Aussie Orchid

Cinnamon Bells; a Strange Little Aussie Orchid

I have a very strange orchid in my Blackeath garden. Its botanical name is Gastrodia sesamoides. This  leafless, Australian native has been dubbed the Potato Orchid, as the tubers the plants grow from were  roasted and eaten by Aborigines (particularly the Wurundjeri  people of central Victoria).  They are

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