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Cinematic of Moggill Haven For Sale

We first bought this property because of its natural beauty. Over 13 years we have worked to re-establish bushland along the river frontage and to create dense gardens around the two houses. The original cottage was moved to overlook the … Continue reading

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Bush Gardening

Recently we were happy to invite a garden club to visit Moggill Haven so we could share the way that we have planted natives extensively and also how we have been co-operating with nature so that native plants are regenerating all … Continue reading

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Choosing a new specimen tree

What to do for a new specimen tree? Moggill Pocket was aglow with Jacarandas (Jacaranda mimosifolia) in the springtime including the ones that previous owners had planted along our driveway. Jacaranda seedlings are often found in our gardens or lawns but … Continue reading

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The meaning of ‘Moggill’

Our place, Moggill Haven, is situated in the Brisbane suburb of Moggill. The Brisbane City Council has chosen an Aboriginal source for the meaning of Moggill as this sign at Booker Place Park in Birkin Rd Bellbowrie explains. It is … Continue reading

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Is it a bird? Is it a stone? No!

Whist I was digging up weeds in the side paddock I was struck by something new floating in the dam. From a distance I  first thought it must be a dead bird … and then I wondered as I got closer whether … Continue reading

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A new Moggill Ferry and a new weed.

After months of the old Moggill Ferry being nursed along until a new ferry (constructed in China) reached Australia, Transit Systems and Stradboke Ferries were able to commence a new operation from 12th February 2015. A photo of the new ferry being … Continue reading

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The monkeys are back!

The monkeys are back, the figs are loaded. Not really – the Channel-billed Cuckoos are back. Even at night they are high in the trees squawking and wheezing like monkeys. For some reason I am able to sleep through their wheezy laughs … Continue reading

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Everybody loves a grevillea.

The Grevillea Robyn Gordon has been a great favourite with Australian gardeners for many years because it can flower all year round, it is suited to dry conditions and can stand in the full sun. It can grow into a lovely 2m … Continue reading

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First there were 6, then …

On 1st Dec 2011 we buy 6 guinea fowl in two shades of colour as we have read how their diet mostly consists of insects – including paralysis ticks! After a few weeks we move them to bigger cage but … Continue reading

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Wildlife Antics

Click on the first photo to start the gallery rolling. Catch more about the wildlife at Moggill Haven by going to More Wildlife .

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