Author Archives: Penny Jones

About Penny Jones

Penny Jones is a Sydney-based freelance writer and photographer specialising in inspirational writing for leisure and 'plain English' writing for business. She has a particular interest in adventure, conservation, the power of the community and self development as well as a healthy passion for highlighting the extraordinary efforts of ordinary people.

Jolly plantings and a cautionary tale…

Jolly plantings: We had a bumper crop of volunteers for our third anniversary dig day (yes our lovely garden is three years old!). It was a joy and a pleasure to give the newbies a tour of the beds and share the history, … Continue reading

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Good ol’ mucky fun

Well, hello Autumn!  The monthly working bee on Sunday dawned bright and sunny but with the wonderful chilly lick of Autumn sneaking in first thing – I just love the changing seasons. I packed up my gardening bag and went … Continue reading

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Rosy new faces and rosy red tomatoes!

Hallo you lovely lot and welcome to January’s edition of the Waverley Park Communal Garden Blog! January’s working bee was a wonderful opportunity to meet some new friends and undertake a few critical jobs to keep our beds alive and … Continue reading

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Did I say a dearth of rain?

Dear hearty gardeners, Further to my last post and the aforementioned “dearth of rain”, well, I’ve got to say this month the word at the top of my mind has been “deluge”. And doesn’t that make us gardeners SO HAPPY! … Continue reading

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By Jove, the wicking method works!

Blimey, with the dearth of rain we’ve had these last few weeks, a busted hose and a few absences on the water roster I’m surprised the beds have held up as well as they have. But I’ve got to say … Continue reading

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The gardens spring into, well, Spring!

It was a petite but hardy crew who braved the drizzle to ensure the garden received its monthly TLC: Exhibit A: 9 month pregnant Sarah Exhibit B: 7 year old Maddie Exhibit C: 9 month old Heidi Exhibit D: Yours … Continue reading

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July in the Garden

Oh the time has flown once again. This blog has been empty but the gardens have been FULL! Here are just a couple of piccies from our July Working Bee… Big thanks to Jules for keeping me company. So long … Continue reading

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