Interviews with koalas

I usually restrict myself to interviewing humans, however I recently overheard two koalas in a nearby tree.  Hearing one koala is not unusual in the Adelaide Hills, but this was the first time I had heard two.  I couldn’t resist Read More …

Changing places: from the garden of England to the Australian desert

What is it like to grow up in the rolling green hills of the Kent countryside in England, only to spend several years as an adult working in the Australian desert? It is hard to imagine two settings more different Read More …

Vegetable gardening in the desert

Keen gardeners always seem to find a way to grow a garden, regardless of the environment. Attempting to grow a lush vegetable garden in the hot, dry environment at Woomera may seem ambitious, until you realise that there are many Read More …

The delights of bird watching

When we take the time to stop and enjoy our surroundings, we can be richly rewarded with beautiful sights that leave lasting memories. In 2008 I was fortunate to interview Lyn Bartlett, a keen bird watcher.  She described for me Read More …

Creating a new garden

There’s something special about having the opportunity to design and plant a new garden.  But how does one choose what to plant? What style of garden? And how does the garden evolve with time? Lyn Bartlett and her husband moved Read More …