How to design and plant a garden for cats

Cats and humans have a long history together. For thousands of years, cats have provided both companionship and pest extermination services to humans in return for affection and food. In some cases, a lot of affection and food. When I look at my relationship with my cats, I’m convinced they domesticated me. Continue reading

Diverse Stirling Range orchids right on the money

On average, if you wander around identifying plant species, one in every dozen will be an orchid. Many species will be more common than orchids and in some regions of the world you might not find a single orchid, at least out of season, but we share this planet with a remarkable variety of orchids. This is just one of the Australian sun orchids, called Queen of Sheba. Continue reading

Unreal Fruit sculpture exhibition

Unreal Fruit by Gaby PorterUNREAL FRUIT! Gaby Porter, one of Australia’s best known sculptors, is holding an exhibition 17-19 October 2015 at her Wombarra Sculpture Garden (an easy 1 hour drive south of Sydney) with works inspired by the wonderful shapes of fruit and vegetables. Continue reading

Letterbox love

We have just come to the end of a 10 year house renovation. Our little 2 bedroom ‘holiday home’ has come full circle as the family has grown and now comfortably accommodates our family of 4 plus all the furry and feathery members too. Continue reading