Category Archives: seeds

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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October Garden Guide for Adelaide

If there’s one thing we can rely on in spring, it’s unpredictable weather. Calm and sunny one day, howling gales and torrential rain the next. Looking back at last October’s pictures I saw cherries ripening on my tree, while this … Continue reading

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July Gardening Guide – Mediterranean climate

The winter solstice has passed already. Jasmine is beginning to flower. Magpies are singing and collecting nesting material. We’re just getting used to winter again, but already see these signs of spring’s approach!

Posted in citrus, Food, herbs, maintenance, permaculture principles, planning, planting, propagating, pruning, seedlings, seeds, soil, trees, weeds, winter

March Gardening Guide – Mediterranean climate

Cheeky pumpkin growing in a lime tree, with a while to go until ripe I think we’ve reached the turning point. Time to turf out the finished summer veg (by which I mean hot compost them into nutritious garden goodness), … Continue reading

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February Garden Guide

Just when you think you’re coming out the other side of the abundance of summer (and after a week away from it all), you take another look around and find that there’s still so much happening in the garden!

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January Garden Guide

‘Tis the season to be chili! This morning Adelaideans have woken to a most welcome cool change with gentle, soaking showers, after a record-breaking – and in some gardens, heartbreaking – December heat wave. It has been a severe start … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Food, fruit, hanging out in the garden, maintenance, permaculture principles, planning, planting, resilient gardening, seedlings, seeds, summer, vegetables

December Garden Guide

  Summer has started early here, with some serious hot spikes, strong winds and a devastating early bushfire north of Adelaide. In suburban gardens, water, shade and timing are everything. This is a weekend for planning, monitoring and keeping cool! … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Garden Guide – August

Soil care We’ve had a very cold July with reasonable rainfall. That’s great for those fruit trees that need sufficient winter chill to set fruit, but a little challenging for the poor subtropicals that don’t like cold wet feet. Especially … Continue reading

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Nadja’s Garden NEWSLETTER – January 2015

WELCOME Happy 2015, gardeners, and welcome to the first Nadja’s Garden newsletter. Are you, like me, still bracing for the real summer heat to hit our gardens? So far this summer has brought a welcome holiday break to our family, … Continue reading

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GARDEN WORKSHOPS FOR 2015

OK, the year’s not quite over yet, but in the next few weeks I’d like to put together a program of regular garden & permaculture workshops for next year. Some will be here at Warradale, and I’d like to offer … Continue reading

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