Green gifts that keep on giving

Jackie French
By Jackie French
November 27 2021 - 6:30pm
Save time and resources and give living gifts this Christmas. Picture: Shutterstock

It isn't easy to choose a gift for a wombat. They usually like carrots, or sweet potatoes - except when they don't. Given this season's plentiful grass and native ground covers, our wombats in residence are entirely ignoring carrots. Roots, they seem to say, are for drought years, not lush summers.


Jackie French

Jackie French

Canberra Times columnist

Jackie French is an Australian author, historian, ecologist and honourary wombat (part time), 2014-2015 Australian Children' Laureate and 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. She also writes a gardening column for The Canberra Times.

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