Wanna be startin’ somethin’ : 10 steps to get planting in a day

Okay, so you want to get digging, the time is right for planting and you are desperate to get your hands dirty. But you just don't know where to start. The first thing to do is make a list of what you need before you even begin any work. I am going to show you … Continue reading Wanna be startin’ somethin’ : 10 steps to get planting in a day

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Lookin’ for some pot stuff

I bought some plants by mail order the other day and they arrived, carefully wrapped, and each sitting in their own individual grow bag, and seem to have survived the journey okay. I have no idea where I will plant them, these babies are Bunya "pines" or Araucaria bidwillii, that will grow gigantic cones sometimes … Continue reading Lookin’ for some pot stuff

This Farming Man

There are a lot of problems with industrialised farming; over-use of chemicals, unsustainable reliance on mined or manufactured fertiliser, habitat destruction and soil erosion. This is to name just a few of the most serious issues facing food producers. There are at least as many solutions offered by proponents of alternative methods of farming, and … Continue reading This Farming Man

They built this garden for us!

The Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne was established in the 19th century in part as a proving ground for plants from other parts of the world to evaluate how well they would respond to local conditions in Victoria. Since opening in 1846, the predominantly English garden tradition that shaped the early planting in the garden … Continue reading They built this garden for us!