Monthly Archives: June 2014

Weed profile – Common groundsel, Senecio vulgaris

I first noticed this weed at the beginning of secondspring last year when I was out photographing plants to use in weed profile posts. At first I was pleased – it looked a lot like one of the edible chrysanthemums. … Continue reading

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Friday photo – Winter leaves

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What do snails like to eat?

I found myself asking this question this morning when sitting outside with my son waiting for the car to take him to daycare. I was staring at the sky, he was staring at my peas, and we saw this: I’ve … Continue reading

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Autumn, the season that’s not quite what you think

I love Autumn. Not that weird thing people talk about where all the leaves fall off trees. They always say that season starts and ends in the wrong place, and anyway, even where we do have colourful deciduous trees such … Continue reading

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Plant profile – Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare

Fennel is one of those weeds that turns up all over the place around this city. It’s also a useful herb. As both weed and herb it has a potential role in my low-water zones. It’s in the Apiaceae (formerly … Continue reading

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The pistachio bed

The female pistachio bed has been developing slowly over a couple of years. The pistachio itself is in a depression. I dug the soil/sand out to about eight inches, then mixed a bag of cow manure into the sand that … Continue reading

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Friday photo – The stepping tyres, June 2014

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