No word from us for weeks but we are still here! The weather has been fine and sunny and we’ve been very busy with lots of different jobs.
Last week I thought about writing a blog entitled ‘perspectives’ as I pondered the many hours I have recently spent removing a vine called Scindapsus aurea (Devil’s Ivy) from the gully below our rental cottage that Allen is currently renovating.
When I was a student at Burnley Horticultural College in the mid ’70s I learnt to propagate this same vine which we grew carefully in the controlled environment of the greenhouse. I remember being astounded when I first visited Port Douglas (also during the mid ’70s) and observed it growing rampantly outside over the ground as well as climbing nearby trees. I was overawed by the wonders of growth in the tropical environment …… and I still feel the same way although a little daunted when the plant in question is not so desirable. Continue reading