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My name is Brett Coulstock. I’m a writer and designer from Western Australia

Archive for November, 2011

Vegetable Garden Pt 3

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The garden progressed nicely. I demolished the hill of dirt, and started eating into another. Sue marked out circles for garden beds according to a permaculture design, with the middle one becoming a frog-pond.

Filling the Frogpond

Vegetable Garden Beds

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November 18th, 2011 at 6:03 am

Kangaroo Paw

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Photographed this lovely kangaroo paw beside the sand-track on our place the other day. First time I’ve seen the splayed “paws”.

Kangaroo Paw

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November 1st, 2011 at 8:18 am

Vegetable Garden Part 2

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This is an intermediate photograph, showing the reduction in the hill, and the spread of the topsoil 13 days later.

While I was doing this, we constructed a compost bin out of shed leftovers (a very smart Manor Red sides with Wilderness Green posts), and Sue made compost with cut grass/weeds and horse manure. You can see our scythe resting in front of them.

Compost bins and Scythe

I’ve been using the scythe lately to mow between the trees in windbreak — hard work but fun.

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November 1st, 2011 at 8:13 am