Category Archives: maintenance

“How’s the garden holding up in the heat?”

While Adelaide swelters through what’s forecast to be “the most severe December heatwave on record“, the most frequent greeting I’ve been met with is “How’s your garden holding up in this heat?” “Better than me!” I’m inclined to think. I’m … Continue reading

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July Gardening Guide – Mediterranean Climate

Cold soil now means slower vegetable growth. Most deciduous trees are now dormant and leafless, ready for winter pruning, planting or transplanting. In frost-prone areas, it’s time to take a break from planting out and instead peruse the seed and … Continue reading

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December Gardening Guide

Zone 0: Planning is well underway for the heat of summer – collecting jars and bottles for the summer fruit harvest, while Mum’s jam making has continued unabated from winter’s citrus marmalades through to loquat jam and jelly, mulberry jam … 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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