Category Archives: autumn

Growing herbs from cuttings

Now that the main growing season for perennial herbs is coming to an end, it’s a great time to trim back any overgrown herbs and use the cuttings to get some new plants started, ready to plant out in spring. … Continue reading

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Kick-start your kitchen garden in May

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May Gardening Guide – Mediterranean climate

Welcome back, my old friend May, with your drizzling rains and your shorter days! With your soft sun inviting me out to play! Other old friends are back too, like soursobs and thistles – they do no harm, but to … Continue reading

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April Gardening Guide – Mediterranean climate

I find April the mellowest month of the year. The days are short enough now and the sun mild enough to really enjoy soaking up some rays, while there’s still a great range of garden snacks to graze on. While … Continue reading

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March Gardening Guide – Mediterranean climate

Cheeky pumpkin growing in a lime tree, with a while to go until ripe I think we’ve reached the turning point. Time to turf out the finished summer veg (by which I mean hot compost them into nutritious garden goodness), … Continue reading

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2016 Adelaide Seedling Subscription

Happy New Year, fellow gardeners! I know it’s the middle of summer and your vegie patch may be wilting now and then, but autumn is not far away and my seedling subscription vegies will be sown very shortly ready for your … Continue reading

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Small and Slow Solutions

This will be a small post. Let’s face it, it’s not the most sexy of David Holmgren’s 12 permaculture design principles – the humble snail representing “use small and slow solutions”. It’s surprisingly powerful though, because it can enable us … Continue reading

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No-Dig Garden Beds Workshop – JUNE 10 (CHANGED DATE)

No-Dig gardening was first introduced by Sydney gardener Esther Deans in the 1970s. It involves building up layers of organic materials above the ground which gradually decompose to form rich garden soil. No-dig gardens can be built on existing soil, … Continue reading

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MAY GARDEN GUIDE – MEDITERRANEAN climate

We must have had proper rain in Adelaide at last – the soursobs are up! So are the sweet peas (and all the others, tall and short: snowpeas, telephone peas, dwarf peas and sugarsnap peas). Mushrooms and toadstools are appearing, … Continue reading

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Permaculture Workshop Experiences – Keys to Success in Community Projects

I presented the Introduction to Permaculture workshop on Sunday 29/3/15, hosted at Bellevue Heights Primary School, and it included a visit to the school’s developing garden, which has been designed and set up by Permie Pedro Design and Chris Day of … Continue reading

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