Naturally Designed by Nigel

It was a real pleasure for me on Wed 6 Dec to accompany Nigel on a trip to Balclutha to visit the new subdivision named Plantation Heights with which he's involved through his company Growplan. Nigel is a Landscape Architect, based in Dunedin and actively working through Otago and Southland, and further afield by arrangement.... Continue Reading →

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Monkey Puzzle at Invermay

I've shared one photo of this monkey puzzle tree with you already, and now I'd like to devote a post just to this one tree. Its the best specimen that I've yet come across and I was pretty excited to find it! Taken at Invermay Agricultural Research Centre, Dunedin, New Zealand on Sun 26 Nov... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Colour

Spontaneous sharing and celebration of colour. Enjoy! This photo is from the Mere Colours post published by Joanne Koo of Singapore yesterday on her blog Pot Gardening. She took this photo while at an exhibition called For Better Endings, New Beginnings, an art exhibition by Yellow Ribbon Project that was held at the Singapore Art... Continue Reading →

Green Wall (Part 2)

This post continues Green Wall in Rural Town Centre. Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand. My previous post showed the public square with the green wall in a general context. These photos are close-ups of the actual plants. Most of the plants are native to New Zealand but one or two aren't. Where I'm fairly sure of... Continue Reading →

Green Wall in Rural Town Centre

On Monday I accompanied Nigel from Dunedin to Balclutha (rural township about an hour's drive from our home in Dunedin). With some time on my hands, I decided to wander up the main street and take a look at the Green Wall that was installed during a major Main Street Upgrade in 2015. I was... Continue Reading →

Concrete Sheep And Real Lambs

Dunedin City Council are upgrading the Warehouse Precinct where developers are renovating many of the old warehouses into attractive, modern shop and office buildings. Currently the Council are working on a pedestrian-only zone in Jetty Street. I've been impatiently waiting for the installation of the 'sheep' bollards that I'd heard about. Yesterday's Otago Daily Times... Continue Reading →

Yellow Submarine Street Art

This mural of a Yellow Submarine is in an alley near where SO's office is located in Stafford Street, Dunedin, New Zealand. The Beatles are featured on the opposite wall (below). Click on either photo to view a larger size image.   The text on the wall reads: We all want to help one another.... Continue Reading →

Golden Kowhai Flowers, New Zealand

Yesterday we were at the Dunedin Botanic Garden and despite the grey day it was an amazing experience - there was lots of blossom from various trees and shrubs, and you wouldn't believe the scent - there was this lovely perfume everywhere we were walking. It was like heaven on earth! Today's post is about... Continue Reading →

Hedge Fun

Today we visited the coastal village of Warrington a little north of Dunedin. We were surprised to find these novel hedges: number "5"; "I LOVE LOIS"; balloon, birds and sea.

Spring Delight

Last weekend was a beautifully fine weekend and we made the most of it! Today I'm presenting a daffodil lawn at the Dunedin Botanic Garden and also a street lined with blossom trees. The street is directly opposite the daffodil lawn. Dunedin, New Zealand Above: These daffodils are located in the rock garden Below: Four... Continue Reading →

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