MAKING AN INSECT HOTEL

An excellent activity for the whole family to enjoy together is creating an insect hotel. And the best bit – you can pretty much source all the materials at no cost if you are resourceful! What [...]

SOIL, SOIL, SOIL

Ask any serious gardener what their secret to their healthy productive growth, and time and time again you’ll receive the exact same answer. Soil. Soil health is vital to the health of plants and [...]

VEGGIE VERGE GARDENING

In today’s society where the Australian Dream to own quarter acre with a big backyard versus the realities of increasing population growth and smaller (if any) backyard, it has brought upon the [...]

TESTING YOUR SOIL

Ever considered what’s going on under the surface of your top soil? It’s a bed of intrigue. The soil, the microbes, the worms, the compost and manure additional components, the minerals, the [...]

GARDENING WITH CHILDREN

“Surely a garden is not a success if it doesn’t bring joy to children” – Edna Walling, legendary landscape designer. One of the most joyful things you can do is spend time with children in the [...]

MEMORIAL GARDENS

Gardens are such an evocative space. The feelings, sights, sounds, smells, all conjure up signals directly related to the memory part of the brain. The citrusy perfume of lemon verbena wafting in [...]

THE GIFT OF GREEN

THE GIFT OF GREEN Christmas time can be a big old plastic jungle for gift choices, filled with items with a shelf life of six months (if you’re lucky), which often reach the back of the cupboard [...]

INDOOR PLANT LIFE HACKS

Indoor plants can be tricky things to grow. They beautify our homes, offices and other interiors, but often they arrive all glossy and sadly within a month wither away and die. And that’s usually [...]

DROUGHT TOLERANT GARDENS…

Australia is a continent renowned for its aridness. Coupled with being in the midst of climate change, makes for certainly challenging situations to say the least for we gardener, But let’s not [...]

MAKING NEW PLANTS FOR FREE!

There is so much satisfaction in creating new plants for free from existing plants via plant propagation. Not only because you are being a bit of a mad scientist via replicating nature, but also [...]