RDP: Hedge

Life of a Hedge

Back in 2014 I decided that we should plant a hedge. We were trying to smarten up the garden a bit and as we had no fence at the front of the property, I thought a hedge would provide privacy and something more attractive to look at. I discussed it with our “garden guys” who sourced the plants for me and did all the work of planting it and in succeeding years keeping it nice. I chose Photinia because I had noticed that it grew quite well in our area. I’d seen it in other gardens. I liked the attractive colour of the leaves.

The hedge grew quite well. We lost a couple of plants, one seemed to have been nibbled on by wildlife, another just died. I suspect it was taken out by the postie as it was very close to the mail box. However, most of the plants thrived. Every year, in the spring, I would take a new photo of the growing hedge from roughly the same position. I took the last one around the time that the house was sold.

I was very fond of that hedge. I hope the new people are looking after it.

Cindy investigates the new plants
October 2019


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


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