We want to thank the Mums this weekend for all their hard work with some gardening gift ideas. Breakfast Our daughter makes this breakfast on Mother’s Day and it never fails. Not gardening related? Think again! You’ll need your herb garden for this one.
It’s 40 degrees in Alice Springs with bright blue skies. It is raining in parts of northern Australia but Alice doesn’t get rain every year and with high temperatures and low humidity anything damp is oven baked pretty fast. Clothes dry on the line in the time it takes to have a meal. How do you garden in the desert? I was wondering how plants survive at all but there are
As we count down the final days and hours on this year, we thought it timely to take a stroll down memory lane and reflect on some of the things we’ve seen in the last 12 months. Here are our top 5 highlights…
Christmas is almost here, a time of giving and receiving, a time of spirit and for most of us a time of coming together and sharing. All of these themes come to life, it seems to me, in a community garden. Community gardens are used by volunteer groups in the community with permission from the owners
Melbourne and many parts of Victoria have now moved to Permanent Water Use Rules across the State. It is hard to get good talent these days but we do have a simple video that makes the rules easy to understand, and a nice shot of a fountain.
Summer takes us outside into the elements, hot sunshine, the first swim and the busiest time for the garden. The vegetable garden has mostly realised the potential of Spring, fruit trees are weighed down, the lawn needs mowing and water has become precious again.
Awake, thou wintry earth – Fling off thy sadness! Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth Your ancient gladness! ~Thomas Blackburn, “An Easter Hymn” I travelled in Tasmania and Melbourne last week and saw the magic combination of a wet winter and warm days arriving. Blossom and color filled the air, peacocks sunned
Lavendual dentata or ‘French Lavender’ is a spreading shrub to 1m tall and 1.5m wide. Its leaves are dark green, straight, and about 4cm long. Its flowers are fragranced, purple in colour, and are borne on spikes which are produced in mid and late summer. So if you plant it now you should have flowers in February/March.
The savewater!® Games Arcade has just added its newest and most action-packed game just in time for Spring. Grab your water-efficient trigger nozzle and take aim at ‘GARDEN FURY‘.
With all of this rain falling from the sky, wouldn’t it be a great idea to harness what nature is providing us for the garden rather than relying on drinking water?