Category Archives: spring

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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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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Compost workshop

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November Garden Guide

Zone 0: Spring cleaning is largely over, and yielded great opportunities to share no-longer-needed items with the community, as well as providing loads of carbon-rich compost material (i.e. paperwork)… Zone 1: Tomato and capsicum seedlings have gone back into our … Continue reading

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October Garden Guide – Mediterranean Climate

Zone 0: Planning in the home zone…designs for a natural playground for preschoolers, a grown-ups’ haven and an irrigation system for busy new parents…workshops…spring cleaning… Zone 1: Perennial herbs are making their spring comeback: mint, sage, thyme are all taking … Continue reading

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Seed Freedom Food Festival

    Last Saturday I was really privileged to be part of a very exciting inaugural event in Adelaide – the Seed Freedom Food Festival. My Mum and I were run off our feet all day with our little market … Continue reading

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