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November Garden Guide – Mediterranean climate

It’s been a dry spring in Adelaide so far, and with the current El Nino pattern we expect more of the same. However, with plenty of supplementary watering, spring growth is coming along beautifully, and flowers seem to be more … Continue reading

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10 Things to Do in your First Year of Gardening

I’m a bit reflective this week. I look at our garden and my learning through it, and consider how far both have come and how infinitely much further they could go. With this in mind, here’s a few priorities that … Continue reading

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OCTOBER GARDEN GUIDE – MEDITERRANEAN climate

As I look around the garden today, I’m delighted by the brilliant green of new spring foliage, the shade of trees and vines that self-adjust as the weather warms, and the rapid emergence of heat-loving vegetables from seed as well … Continue reading

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September Garden Guide – Mediterranean climate

 After some good soaking rains, Adelaide’s soil is now much better charged. We’re also starting to see longer days and some real sunshine, so we can expect the soil to start warming up nicely over the next couple of months … 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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Time to think about Spring

It doesn’t feel like it yet, but take a peek at the almond and apricot trees… spring is not that far off! Time to start planning what to grow and where to put it. I’m now taking orders for seed … Continue reading

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June Gardening Guide – Mediterranean Climate

Adelaide is cooling down now after what seemed a brief autumn, and the outlook suggests we’re likely to have a wet winter. After that though, we appear to be leading into the El Nino pattern of a hot dry spring … Continue reading

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