Category Archives: hanging out in the garden

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

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March Garden Guide

Dry summer heat has finally caught up with us. While deep-rooted trees are doing fine, some of the vegetables around here are starting to look pretty ratty after having been spoiled with frequent watering most of their lives. Speaking of … Continue reading

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February Garden Guide

Just one sleep to go until the new school year. Not that anyone’s counting. Tomorrow I will remember just how short the working day is when it’s squeezed between school drop-off and pick-up and moth-holed with appointments, and I’ll remember … Continue reading

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December Garden Guide

    What a different spring this has been from last year, when summer’s scorching heat arrived so early. This time spring has lurched along indecisively, giving us sudden huge downpours and even peppering one of the few really hot … Continue reading

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Great big garden tour – and November guide

I promised a virtual tour of our garden in lieu of the open day which was cancelled recently, and here it is. It seems the weather agreed with the decision to call off the event, as it ended up raining … Continue reading

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After the storms in Adelaide

  In the last few days I’ve heard from a client who had great swathes of garden washed away into a creek; another whose new home by the sea had its garage inundated, and a friend whose child was lucky not … Continue reading

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September Garden Guide – Mediterranean climate

Dedicated to the garden, it’s a blessing, it’s a curse I don’t want to get monotonous so let’s do this in verse Have you rejuvenated vegie beds with compost and manure? Then you’re ready to start sowing your spring vegies … Continue reading

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