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 [...]

Tomatoes aka The Love Apple

Love your toms? Well you’re not alone. It’s pretty much number one on the hit parade for gardeners when it comes to favourite crops to grow. There’s something alluring about an illustrious and [...]