Last week I installed a window garden/orchard for (f)routeland travel bureau in the Docklands in Melbourne with financial support from the City of Melbourne through Green Renters. The city is keen to see alternative uses for the underused spaces at Docklands, and encourage city residents and businesses to garden in whatever space is available. Perhaps … Continue reading You can grow your own way
It's October, and the amount I have had to do lately has been completely mental, and I have wondered how I keep from going under more than once in the last couple of weeks. But for those interested, you should have a look at the planting list for October from last year, nothing's changed (except … Continue reading It’s like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder how to keep away the hunger.
Some of you may know that I am a lecturer in horticulture at the Burnley College campus of the University of Melbourne. Well, this Sunday you can come and see where I am lucky enough to have an office. The whole campus is open to the public between 10am and 3pm. If you have just … Continue reading Shameless self promotion post #1: Burnley Open Day
On the topic of fruit trees, just a short note about the Feral Fruit Trees blog. Basically, it's a map, (centred over Brunswick for reasons obvious to anyone who lives there), where anyone can indicate the location of wild fruit trees, or trees overhanging public land. This is so other urban types can find them … Continue reading Sooooooooo Feral. You don’t give anything, just to pick from him
When I am walking around the city, I am always struck by how much unused space some gardens have, and conversely, by how much other gardeners cram into limited space. I'm sure there are a lot of reasons why some gardens are overgrown with weeds or consist of un-mown "lawn", just as there are many … Continue reading A place in the sun: Urban Garden Sharing