Category Archives: microclimates

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

Posted in autumn, fruit, hanging out in the garden, Local food, microclimates, permaculture principles, planning, planting, sustainable food, vegetables

“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

Posted in Food, fruit, hanging out in the garden, heatwaves, maintenance, microclimates, native plants, permaculture design, summer, water

Gardening for Climate Change

I am continually astounded when I pause to read gardening and landscaping magazines to see what can pass for a “garden” – apparently there  doesn’t need to be a living plant in sight , let alone one that could produce … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, heatwaves, microclimates, permaculture design, summer, water

Nooks and crannies

One of the key principles of permaculture is to ‘observe and interact’. Having lunch or a cup of tea in the garden can give you a great opportunity to notice things that you might otherwise miss, and to learn more … Continue reading

Posted in microclimates, permaculture design, raised garden beds