Category Archives: fertiliser

September Garden Guide

Happy start to Spring! The last few days have offered some really warm sunshine to bring the bees to the blossoms and to accelerate growth. This winter was warmer than average, and although it started out unseasonably dry, we’ve now … Continue reading

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April Garden Guide

As expected, March this year was far drier than average in Adelaide and a couple of degrees warmer than usual, both by day and by night, setting the scene for a warmer and drier than usual autumn and perhaps even … Continue reading

Posted in autumn, fertiliser, Food, food storage, fruit, hanging out in the garden, herbs, maintenance, manure, native plants, planning, planting, propagating, raised garden beds, seedlings, seeds, soil, storms, vegetables

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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Keep it manageable

One of the 12 design principles described by David Holmgren is use small and slow solutions. It’s a concept we could easily forget in a fast-paced world, where energy-dense fuel and ready streams of credit promise us that we can … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Hope you have had a happy and safe festive season, and welcome to 2013! This week we turned about 2.5m2 of garden bed into 11kg of carrots – enough to last our little family for the rest of summer. The … Continue reading

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Making the most of spring rain

What a great opportunity this week to give those hard-working fruit trees a boost. Good, soaking spring rain is ideal for delivering balanced nutrition, helping along fruit size and flavour while improving trees’ resistance to pests and diseases. While hail … Continue reading

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