photo esssay


A gorgeous day, sunny and somewhat humid, like when big storms build-up. The rain of the past week did wonders for the garden, everyone walking in today was aghast by the growth and health of the planted so far.
I decided to end the day with a photo essay of the plants, the protagonist of much that happens at Tending, point of discussion common to most.

cherry tomatoes, flowering

Cherry tomatoes, just flowering in Betty’s garden

celery, as it says

Celery, this sort is very good to make stock with, as being very tasty, says Betty 🙂


Violets, very happy ones. Today we planted a few more too, one punnet came from Heather, and a few more bushes from Betty (together with warrigal greens, basil, bay trees and.. oops, don’t remember now)

blackberry nightshade

a resident, Blackberry nightshade. No one planted this one, but it’s happy none-the-less


No one planted this one either.. fireweed


Lettuce. The recent rain made the garden we did with Cecila back in August boom with goodness


The sugarcane responded quite well, eventually

potatoes, happy ones

this is just going off! Tending will offer potatoes to all in a few months!

text, by the roll

Liz Days grass text is ready to go. Next week she will have an opening at Casula Powerhouse, this blog will post the details in the next few days.

So, great to see lots of people popping in and catching up with Tending’s development: Heather came to do some planting and watering, Ingrid to catch up with Heather but missed her, nevertheless she pops in Tending regularly watering herself. Koji on the way out of the wood workshops, with some unusual display devices for his upcoming show, stopped by for a chat and a look, while Liz and Robert were busy carting away rolls of grass. And then there was Reto, who’s comments are always sharp, and Betty, with coffe and biscuits; Charles who just wanted to have a look, and Kate who had a look already, but was keen to see where it was all at. And then others who I don’t remember names, or didn’t introduce myself.
We also have a resident bird, a myna. I cannot tell weather is male or female, so, at this stage, let’s call it Charlie?

Tending away

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