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!

They mustard done this before…

I was in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne over the weekend and spotted this under-planting of Mustard (Brassica juncea) in their species rose garden. I am not exactly sure why they have planted the mustard here. I am not a huge believer in "companion planting" which is the idea that certain plants somehow influence each … Continue reading They mustard done this before…