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  • coffeeheader1

    Coffee: from tree to cup

    Coffee is the one plant I have been the most successful at growing. This is surprising, given that I live in a temperate climate. My growing coffee obsession began in Costa Rica, where I successfully…

    20 January 2016
  • cacti

    My exotic cactus collection

    Ever since I discovered that you can legally grow San Pedro and Peyote cacti in Australia, I set out immediately to start my cactus collection. I didn’t want to buy these plants for ingestion…

    9 October 2015
  • auckland
    Oceania Travel


    We departed a rainy Rotorua and prepared for our last drive. We arrived in a trendy suburb of Auckland called Ponsonby, about a five minute drive from the city. It was pretty rainy and…

    6 January 2012