Death gets in the way of life

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An instant jungle behind our house, and a living legacy of mum's passion for gardening.
An instant jungle behind our house — a living legacy of mum’s passion for gardening.

The Lewisham House blog has been very quiet in recent months. This was due to my mother, Andrea, suddenly passing away at the end of April. At the age of 67, we had no warning, and were expecting to have her with us for many decades yet.

Mum and I had a shared passion for gardening, swapping produce, seeds, and assistance. Her large apartment had a wrap-around balcony on all four sides, packed with hundreds of plants of every type.

One of the challenges was to find a home for these plants. This ultimately turned into an opportunity for her gardening passion to live on.

Her fruit trees went into the guerrilla gardened food forest out the back. The natives went into the guerrilla gardened strip alongside the railway station. And the rainforest plants created an instant jungle behind our back fence, shown above.

It’s nice to think that these will live productively for many years, tended as carefully as she would have…

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One thought on “Death gets in the way of life

    Emily Scott said:
    August 17, 2015 at 2:38 am

    Really sorry to hear your sad news, it must have been a terrible shock. I’m glad that you will have the trees and plants as a living reminder of her.

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