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12:37 30/12/11 Tikorangi

Spike keeps a watching brief, the day before.

Spike watches preparations for tomorrow’s wedding from the comfort of the dining room.

© Michael Jeans | +64 27 496 3802 | galleries | michael@michaeljeans.co.nz

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11:38 31/12/11 Tikorangi

Wedding colours Tikorangi New Years' Eve

© Michael Jeans | +64 27 496 3802 | galleries | michael@michaeljeans.co.nz

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Waikato Times Garden | Abbie Jury

Abbie Jury | Tikorangi the Jury garden

Abbie back in print (now with the Waikato Times) after a short hiatus. You can find Abbie’s garden writings here. Follow the doings at Tikorangi here and on Tikorangi’s Facebook page. Abbie  tweets and last but not least maintains a book review site. Enjoy!

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Abbie Jury | Hedwhig the Morepork

Meet Hedwhig the Morepork

Alas his beautiful big golden eyes are not visible but he was keeping a very close eye on our dogs three metres below him.

Abbie Jury 21/6/2011

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Spike 13/2/2011

Spike

Published 1/3/2011

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Tikorangi: Theo

Theo Jury, Christmas 2010, Tikorangi, Taranaki, New Zealand

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Tikorangi: Phil & Sally

Phil and Sally, Christmas Day 2010, Tikorangi, Taranaki, New Zealand

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Tikorangi: Theo and new guitar

Theo Jury Tikorangi 25/12/2010

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Tikorangi Christmas Eve morning tea

Mark, Spike and Abbie, Tikorangi, Taranaki, New Zealand

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Tikorangi Spike yoga dog

Mark and Spike, Tikorangi, Taranaki, New Zealand

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Tikorangi: morning Spike

Spike, Tikorangi, Taranaki, New Zealand

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Tikorangi: Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree, Tikorangi, Taranaki, New Zealand

The 2010 Tikorangi / Jury family Christmas tree has been variously described as looking like Cousin It and an Ent. You can read all about its construction here. (Cousin It is much closer to the mark).

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Abbie Jury: Ficus antiarus, rare plants

Ficus antiarus, rare plants and why only one plant in our garden is clearly named

It is Ficus antiarus and it is the most asked about plant in our garden. We used to propagate a few but we realised that while everybody wanted to know what it was, nobody wanted to buy it.

Abbie’s column: AbbieJury.co.nz 3/12/2010

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Abbie Jury | A hot, dry autumn in Spain and Portugal

Abbie has just returned from a trip through Spain and Portugal.

The olive plantations looked to be corporate farming, much as our dairy farming is headed. The era of the small family farm appeared to be over in much of the countryside that we passed through. Often there were no residences visible for considerable distances and no indications of boundaries to suggest the smaller holdings of old. It was interesting to reflect on the debate at home regarding lifestylers populating our countryside. We had been discussing it before I left and came to the conclusion that, on balance, small holdings and lifestyle blocks add a welcome diversity to the countryside.

The ubiquitous date palm was everywhere in the south of Spain and Portugal Clipping the street plantings of orange trees to lollipops in Cordoba The cordyline australis had seen better days on the Algarve but had done well at some stage to reach this size

Photos: Abbie Jury | read Abbie’s column

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Abbie Jury – The Tui NZ Fruit Garden – dear oh dear

Abbie’s review of The Tui NZ Fruit Garden by Sally Cameron (ISBN 9780143203988) published this morning in the Taranaki Daily News.

TDN Friday 7/5/2010

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Bye bye Buffy

Buffy in Theo's room

Published: 29/2/2008 R.I.P. Buffy – Farewell to a feisty character.

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Buffy is not all that well

Abbie, Buffy and Camilla - Christmas Eve 2009

Buffy is in hospital and feeling rather poorly at the moment. We are all hoping for the best. More Buffy.
Photograph: Christmas Eve 2009.

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At Tikorangi

Swan plants by the kilometre

Abbie Jury on Mark’s enthusiasm.

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Abbie Jury | Abbie's column and other writings

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abbiejury.co.nz launched 6:58PM

Abbie’s website. I am most chuffed. Simple, clean and packed with heaps of interesting reading.

Abbie Jury

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At Tikorangi December 2009

Mark and Abbie in the sitting room at Tikorangi

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Christmas Eve Tikorangi

Christmas Eve morning

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Flowering this week at Tikorangi

Olin O. Dobbs & Caroline Allbrook
Photograph: Abbie Jury

Cool. The 2009  Taranaki Rhododendron & Garden Festival is on until Sunday. If you are visiting Tikorangi check out these directions.

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Buffy has wiings

Buffy in Theo's room

Re-published: 15/4/2010