Category Archives: spring

September Garden Guide

Zone 0: Just when I ought to have been getting my spring planting organised, I’ve been preoccupied with heading off for permaculture training – more on that later! Zone 1: Raised garden beds have had a quick sprinkle of seeds … Continue reading

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Spring Open Day in Pictures

What a lovely day we had yesterday! Perfect weather, delightful visitors and a leisurely public holiday to share spring gardening happiness. Next time I will need an extra pair of hands to keep the drinks and munchies flowing! Thanks to … Continue reading

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A Sticky Situation

As evening falls over our humble abode, there is a certain amount of licking and lip-smacking going on, while Andrew nurses a sting or two. You see, we had our first swarm today. The first of our two hives was … Continue reading

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All aboard the garden bus!

Howling winds and sudden downpours couldn’t keep a busload of keen Adelaide gardeners away from community gardens on the first of October. Organised by Jo Staniforth of Kitchen Gardens SA, this was a bus tour that criss-crossed our fair city … Continue reading

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Spring Open Day – Monday October 7th

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The Lawn is Dead, Long Live the Garden!

What a treat I had yesterday! A quick visit to our friends Tom and Vanh, who combine Australian-style permaculture with Laos-style tropical food growing, and who have made over a typical Adelaide backyard in just a few months. Wow!  

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Gardening day at home :)

Much to my embarrassment, my own garden has been very neglected lately while I play and dream in other people’s gardens! So today was a catch-up day around here, and what fun it was. We made a real dent in … Continue reading

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Weekend Spring Garden Workshops – book now!

Two inspiring and invigorating new workshops are coming up this spring to give your mind and your garden a boost. Both will be hosted at Warradale in our home garden and will combine useful information and the company of like-minded locals … Continue reading

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Making the most of spring rain

What a great opportunity this week to give those hard-working fruit trees a boost. Good, soaking spring rain is ideal for delivering balanced nutrition, helping along fruit size and flavour while improving trees’ resistance to pests and diseases. While hail … Continue reading

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