The most wonderful time of year

Late summer/early autumn, February-March, is the best time to visit Adelaide, South Australia. Often regarded as ‘conservative’, the city comes alive during the twin events of the Adelaide Festival and Fringe. For three Covid-conscious festival seasons audiences and artists alike laboured under a cloud of anxiety. Would their show be cancelled? Would a key cast

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The urban garden 3

Festival to festival Christmas 2021 brought more surprises than the contents of Santa’s sack- the overnight and spectacular flowering of a cactus that had been dormant forever. Then completely out of the blue, the flowering of the porcelain plant or Hoya Carnisa with its weird waxy flowers. After years in a pot, and me wondering

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