Category Archives: Gardens

A tiny mushroom growing on an apricot tree…

Tiny chocolate mushroom growing in a creavis of an apricot tree

 

I found this tiny mushroom growing in a crevice in the bark of an old apricot tree.
We are fortunate in that the house that we recently moved into has a few fruit trees, all of them old and needing work plus a few seasons pruning to get them back to producing quality fruit. There were lots of apples on the Granny Smith tree. Many had a lot of scab but those that were salvageable were as sweet as I have tasted from a Granny Smith. The Lemon is in terrible condition I think the only thing holding it up is the ivy which is slowly strangling it to death. Even so the fruit is good and again remarkably sweet. I think it might be a Myer lemon they have a propensity to be less acidic. There are three other fruit trees my neighbour thinks one is a green plum and the other two look like cherries or cherry plumbs. Lastly there is this apricot the real estate agent, the previous owner and the neighbour all agree that the apricots are ‘really good’ and the tree is a heavy barer so much so that one year while the house was empty the fruit were picked and sold with lots left over for jam! Well, we will just have to wait and see until next spring.

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Autumn leaves in Cataract Gorge…

Autumn leaves in Cataract Gorge

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Wisteria its the blues in spring…

Its spring the blues always the blues...

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Purple Hakea

Purple Hakea with very prickly leaves

Olympus EM1 OMD ƒ/5.6 1/5s ISO200 Olympus 60mm Macro

 

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Coriander just waiting for some pumpkin soup…

Coriander waiting for some pumpkin soup!

Olympus E-M1 OMD composite ƒ16 ISO200

Coriander is just about the easiest thing to grow in anything I once had a pair of old gumboots (wellies) so I filed them full of soil and planted some coriander seeds three weeks late four plants in each boot…

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A Japanese Garden in the West Australian Bush!

A Japanese Garden in the West Australian Bush!

 

Canon 5D ƒ11 1/60s ISO 100 Voigtlander 40mm lens

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Garlic for the garden…

Garlic for the garden

Olympus OMD ƒ/16 3s ISO200 Canon 50mm Macro

I always try to get some garlic growing in my veggie garden. This year we have had enough rain to really soak the ground so garlic and potatoes should do well, in Western Australia its not always the case!

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Contemporary urban garden…

An urban garden in IRCanon 5D converted to 720 Nm IR

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Path to a clearing…

A path to a clearing in the Jarrah forest

Sigma DP2 Merrill Mono ƒ/8 1/25s ISO100

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A walk in perhaps the largest 'indoor' gardens on the planet…

A walk in perhaps the largest 'indoor' gardens on the planet

 

Leica M9 f9.5 1/350s ISO100 Voigtlander 35mm

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