Friday, December 31, 2010

It's a sorcher

After a slow start to summer Melbourne decides to heat up for NYE/NYD Stay hydrated everybody!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Just a quick puff in sunny Fitzroy

Such a beautiful day to walk around the back lanes 

& alleys of Melbourne's Northside. 

    Drawn to the Night Cat in Johnston Street, Fitzroy.
    To be surprised and delighted by the film noir 1950s  

      "postcard" from the normally sunny  Everfresh Studio.
Magically crammed to the brim with brand images. 
A totally tail wagging experience.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Ready to move in

The Scaffolding is down and the last of the 
units are on the market this weekend.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010


An amazing piece of Americana spotted in the
side street window of Tarlo and Graham on 
Chapel Street. 

Monday, December 06, 2010


Agave attenuata
Small section of Alma Park has
been planted out with this species.
The RBG Melbourne has a larger
older collection many of which 
have began to flower this year.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Sub tropical Melbourne

Strelitzia nicolai, commonly known as 
the Giant White Bird of Paradise or 
Wild Banana are banana-like plants with 
erect woody stems reaching a height of 
6 m (20 ft) and the clumps formed can 
spread as far as 3.5 m (12 ft).

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Thursday, December 02, 2010

"Black Rose" cuttings

Aeonium arboreum var. atropurpureum 'Schwarzkof'
Aeonium is a genus of about 35 species, 
mainly native to the Canary Islands.
I have broken up a clump of this dramatic
maroon succulent for re-planting. 
Do you have a sunny position?
I started with just one plant many
years ago.  A sunny position and 
rainfall in Melbourne leads to an 
annual chop. Very hardy and pest 
resistant. New growth is green which 
then gradually darkens with exposure
more sunlight.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Fresh coat

The old Red Rooster at 282 Carlisle Street is given 
a fresh coat as it prepares to be reborn as Ilona Staller

Holey chaos

intersection of Greville and Porter streets last night resulting in traffic confusion
and water being cut off