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'Photography is inescapably a memorial art. It selects, out of the flow of time, a moment to be preserved, with the moments before and after falling away like sheer cliffs.' (Teju Cole)


At times it's interesting to reflect on how we got to where we are now. Looking backwards there were times of garden angst and times of garden glory.

Like the time Stephen Ryan, host of the ABC TV program Gardening Australia for a couple of years, came round with two photographers to film the garden and interview me.


Then there was the time when the garden was opened to the public for a spring weekend in 2011 as part of the program of the Australian Open Garden Scheme.

My dog Potter is old and grey now, almost 17, so I love this photo of her as a sprite young pup posing among the forget me nots.


It's easy to work out when this shot was taken.  We moved in in 1979 and this is what the garden looked like a year or two later.  The child in the picture was 3 or 4 at the time. Now she's …

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