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Jackie&Rickiewombat

Jackie and Rickie

Fudge & Jackie

Jackie and Fudge

The creek

The creek

swimming hole

The swimming hole

The house & garden

The house and garden

the front steps

The front steps

cottage steps

The cottage steps

bbq table & waterwheel

Barbecue table and water wheel

view from the balcony

View from the balcony

view from the balcony

The balcony

view from the balcony

The house through the trees

Jackie with wombat

Jackie and wombat

Jackie in cornfield

Jackie in the corn

fruit

Chilacayote melon- a perennial melon that wanders up and over the trees, dropping massive fruit as they ripen. The small ones can be eaten like zuchinnis- if you catch them fast enough.

fruit

Fruits

autumn

Autumn

wallaby

Wallaby

citron

A Budhha's hand citron ... yes, its' meant to be that shape! Very fragrant peel and juice.

parrots

Eastern rosellas feed from Bryan's home made bird feeder (they can't get their bums onto it so don't feed among their droppings) and eye the calamondins- one of the best 'decoy' fruits I know to keep birds from eating your crops.

avocadoes

Avocadoes fruiting at minus 6C

wallaby

Tough Eureka lemons...the Meyer lemon is the LEAST cold tolerant of all lemons, not the most! If you want toughness with heat and cold, go for thick skinned citrus, like the Eureka. Ours have survived and fruited in minus 9C as well as 11 months with almost no rain, and months of almost continuous gale force winds, often over 40C and even up to 52C.

lyrebird

Peabrain the lyrebird about to scratch up the garden and attack the dining room window.

wallaby

The camellia hedge by the creek in winter.

lyrebird

The guest cottage.

wallaby

The house seen through a grove of mostly 'bush tucker' native fruit trees.

flowers

daisies and grevilleas. they didn't grow much in six years of drought, but they didn't die either.

passionfruit

long yellow banana passionfruit, cold tolerant and hardy.

echiums

2 metre high spires of blue echiums- birds adore them, so do insects, and they survive with no watering.

passionfruit

house with ice cream bean tree (big beans with marshmallow like edible inner casing), persimmon, apples and cherries in the foreground

echiums

a tangle of yellow banksia rose, kiwi fruit and male and female juniper trees, you need male and female to get the berries. Juniper berries are great in marinades, especially with venison, but also make a great sweet sour jelly which will set with almost no sugar.

passionfruit

house with 30 years of solar panels (our roof is a bit like a museum of solar panels, from the earliest to 3 year old models). The bush in front is a thornless Mutablis rose, much nibbled by wallabies at the base.

echiums

apple blossom. We have about 130 varieties of apples, and fruit from late November (Irish peach) till early August (Sturmer Pippin- though in very dry years the birds get the very late ones if we don't pick them earlier or net them)

tulips

heat tolerant tulips blooming amid oregano and irises

echiums

thornless white banksia rose near the house

salvia

red salvia in flower

avocadoflower

an avocado (fuerte) in full bloom

tangles growth

yellow banksia rose over the wood shed

banksias

a tangle of various rambling roses and flowering sages- no pruning, weeding, spraying or watering needed, but still blooms every year

tangles growth

frontsteps, climbing Albertine rose and ripe loquat fruit

banksias

Excuse me, but whose garden is this?

tangles growth

smoke bush

banksias

bottlebush and ginko tree

tangles growth

smokebush and medlar tree

banksias

a tangle of bottle brush and pomegranate flowers

tangles growth

The house is thatta way . . .

banksias

Perennial melons

tangles growth

Bounce in the front garden

banksias

New Holland honeyeater in winter flowering pokers

tangles growth

tangle of kiwifruit and junipers

banksias

Medlars in winter

chicory

red chicory

banksias

Medlars in winter

garlic chives

garlic chives

jackie photo

Jackie in the garden

banksia

banksia

emily wallaby

Emily drinking