Posts Tagged Gardening

CHRISTMAS LILIES

CHRISTMAS LILIES

Below is a photo taken in 1933, during the Great Depression. It is a Christmas lily farm at Pennant Hills, in New South wales. The farm produced 100,000 cut flowers for the  Australian florist trade that year.     It seems that Christmas lilies are no longer

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The Story Of the Editor Des Rose.

The Story Of the Editor Des Rose.

                    My guardian Pauline Conolly grew a special rose called Hot Chocolate. ‘Come and smell it Des’ she said. So I did, just to make her happy. I took a deep breath of the perfume and then…wham!! A 

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Gossamer wings through the camera lens.

Gossamer wings through the camera lens.

ALWAYS CARRY A CAMERA Owning a small ‘point and shoot’ camera has transformed the way I look at  and appreciate my Blue Mountains  garden. The play of light, the beauty of a detail suddenly observed. It means that my ‘matron’s rounds’ are slower, but  they are also

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THE DES SHED…HOW HE BUILT A GREENHOUSE!

THE DES SHED...HOW HE BUILT A GREENHOUSE!

Hello Dear People Well because my vegie growing has been so awesome, my guardian Pauline Conolly finally agreed to buy me a little greenhouse. The only trouble was  that she took the cheap option (what a surprise….NOT) and it came in at least 100 bits.  OMG!!  

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THE STIRRINGS OF SPRING

THE STIRRINGS OF SPRING

]  It was that period in the vernal quarter when we may suppose the Dryads to be waking for the season. The vegetable world begins to move and swell and the saps to rise, till in the completest silence of lone gardens and trackless plantations, where everything

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