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

You can grow your own way

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

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…

Gloves will tear us apart

I try to propagate my own plants as much as I can. It's usually cheaper than buying plants and it's endlessly fascinating to watch the plants develop from seed or cuttings, or watch a grafted bud shoot away in the spring. But for whatever reason, it's not always possible, and we do sometimes have to … Continue reading Gloves will tear us apart