Author Archives: compostcorner

Winter Workshops & Permablitzes

Good morning gardeners, I’m sure I’m not the only one torn between enjoying the unseasonal July warmth and worrying that I shouldn’t really be this warm when we’ve only just passed the solstice. Hearing willy wagtails declaring their intention to … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, community, courses, events, microclimates, permaculture principles, planning, planting, resilient gardening, winter, workshops

Trees x 10…

Yesterday I was passing through Oaklands Estate Reserve at Marion. I paused to wonder what life would be like if, instead of navigating by the roads and railway lines, numbed by our devices, we instead found our way by the … Continue reading

Posted in community, permaculture design, trees, winter

Plants to Survive the Heat

Welcome to another week-long heatwave in Adelaide.  Is your garden getting tired of this? Are you too tired to be gardening!?

Posted in climate change, fruit, hanging out in the garden, heatwaves, microclimates, planning, resilient gardening, summer, trees

Feb-March in Garden and Elsewhere

Dear Adelaideans and nearby gardeners, I hope that, like ours, a little rain has reached your patch this week after our dry, dry, dry, bone-dry January! That little bit will have to stretch a long way as it sounds like … Continue reading

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January Garden Guide & What’s On…

And just like that, it’s another new year. Another loop around that great flaming ball of gas that keeps us going and our gardens growing but sometimes seems about to fry us alive. More on that later… The top comments … Continue reading

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December (what, already?) Garden Guide

This week the permaculture principle ‘Creatively use and respond to change‘ has been slowly distilling its way through my experiences and into consciousness. Like all the principles, it’s applicable on so many levels that often just as I recognise an … Continue reading

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Learning, learning, learning…

I used to be so daunted by gardening and by my lack of instinct for it – then learnt that it’s just a lifelong learning process, and now I can’t get enough of it. Here’s a bunch of learning resources … Continue reading

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