A PIPE & A POT BASE = BIRD PARADISE

A PIPE & A POT BASE = BIRD PARADISE

For years, in the centre of my Blue Mountains garden, I had a bowl of grape hyacinths sitting on an old terracotta pipe. It was an interesting feature; rustic and simple. However, as surrounding shrubbery grew it became shaded and half the bulbs failed to flower. One

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YES…SOMETIMES IT’S HOT IN BLACKHEATH!

YES...SOMETIMES IT'S HOT IN BLACKHEATH!

Finally, ‘properly’ hot days in our little part of the world. At my place I try to keep the birdbaths fresh and full for my sweet, feathered friends. Mind you, the rosellas and king parrots just shelter up in the trees when the temperature rises above 35

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HONEYSUCKLE (LONICERA) HAVEN

HONEYSUCKLE (LONICERA) HAVEN

Lonicera nidita is a type of honeysuckle used in topiary and hedging. It’s often known as box honeysuckle. Tiny birds such as blue wrens love to hop about in it…… and  on it, searching for bugs. It will cope with frequent, light clipping and becomes dense and

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