Category Archives: autumn

Composting tips – and workshop on Wed March 18

  “Old gardeners never die; they just very slowly turn into the most magnificent compost. But what a marvellous, active brew it is!” – Peter Cundall Different composting methods break down the material in different ways, using different helpers – so … Continue reading

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Open Day – this Sunday

It’s that time of year again… just when the sun disappears, the rain hits, the weeds pop up and the fruit trees start dropping their tired old leaves everywhere, we fling the gate open and welcome you into our little warts-and-all … Continue reading

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Beginners’ Edible Organic Gardening course

“I got a raised garden bed for Christmas and I’m not sure what to do next…” “We just moved and we finally have room to grow some fruit and veg but it’s a bit overwhelming…” “I kill every plant that … Continue reading

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What now in Adelaide gardens?

At last, a bit of relief from Adelaide’s recent heatwaves! So far this January has been the fourth-hottest on record. As I listen to the dry, papery remains of sweetcorn rustling in today’s strong wind, I’m pondering what would be … Continue reading

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New seeds in stock

Here they are, ready for this Thursday’s Organic Corner Store (or contact me to arrange home delivery if you’re in the Marion/Holdfast area and can’t make it to the market)…these are all suitable for planting NOW! VEGETABLES Artichoke, Beetroot (red, … Continue reading

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Soursobs… aaarghh!!!

Soursobs getting you down? They are so persistent. Here’s some tips to get on top of them…

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Autumn garden blitz time

Thank goodness, some real rain at last- the soil is softening, the plants are coming to life (and the weeds too), and although cooler temperatures mean growth is not as rapid as the great bloom of spring, at least there … Continue reading

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Autumn special – refer a friend for a garden consultation

Psssst… have you heard about the Autumn special? Refer a friend for an initial garden consultation and receive a complimentary gardening book as a thank-you gift from Nadja’s Garden. Valid for consultations booked from now till end of May. Pass … Continue reading

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