Category Archives: summer

December Garden Guide

    What a different spring this has been from last year, when summer’s scorching heat arrived so early. This time spring has lurched along indecisively, giving us sudden huge downpours and even peppering one of the few really hot … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Food, hanging out in the garden, Local food, permaculture design, planning, planting, propagating, seedlings, summer, vegetables

Summer Pruning – especially for Stone Fruit Trees

It’s a beautiful time to be pruning peach and nectarine trees in Adelaide, with sunshine forecast for days to come without being ridiculously hot – this means reduced risk of fungal disease for the trees and not too much sunburn … Continue reading

Posted in fruit, maintenance, summer, trees

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

“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

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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Events Calendar Update

Here’s a quick update on upcoming events – some workshops have been rescheduled around the weather and bookings. There are still places available in our first workshop for the year, Fruit Tree Pruning, Budding and Grafting, which is now on … Continue reading

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