banana grove

Our banana grove is looking replete ! How on earth will we eat all those ?


Bradt’s new Dominica destination pages went live today. Very cool, I like it.

Botanic Gardens Dominica

Some pictures of Roseau’s Botanical Gardens yesterday.

cannon ball tree

The flower of the cannon ball tree in Roseau’s Botanical Gardens today.

Red Rocks, Dominica

Morne aux Diables is the backdrop as the sun goes down over the red rocks at Pointe Baptiste on Dominica’s north east coast.

Morne Trois Pitons, Dominica

Here’s a bird’s eye view of west central Dominica from the top of Morne Trois Pitons, the island’s second tallest peak and namesake of our very own UNESCO World Heritage Site. The vegetation at the top is predominantly clusia (known locally as kaklen) with the occasional mountain palm. It’s a tough hike to the top […]

Living fence

An update on my living fence experiment. It’s alive ….

Boiling Lake, Dominica

Here’s a picture from my archives. It’s the Boiling Lake in Dominica taken from a high ridge to the west which is the furthest point you can walk along an old and very infrequently used trail from the Freshwater Lake.


the living fence


I’m experimenting with a living fence along the southern boundary of my garden. In England I would have used willow for this task but it doesn’t grow here so I’m trying glory cedar (Gliricidia sepium) instead. Fortunately after I had finished this first section it rained so I’m hopeful it will grow. Though it should […]