Not sure if you're aware but a new phenomenon has blown up in apartments, houses and units across the country and possibly the world. The humble indoor plant has imploded in popularity. I remember my grandma had indoor plants and we had them as a kid - a rubber tree, I remember cleaning the leaves...(with … Continue reading Indoor plants
At the moment, we are in the midst of horrendous fires in a large part of the country. Half of NSW is burning. For the rest of the country, it's making us nervous. In 2009, Victorians saw one of the worst bushfires in history. With one day reaching temperatures of 47 degrees C. This mega … Continue reading Climate change – an opinion.
Its been too long between posts. We're in full Winter in Melbourne. Rose pruning, fruit pruning and general tidying before spring hits. The roses don't understand what season is. We have blooming flowers in July! Lots of rain this winter. Time to plant spring vegies. Lots to do in the cold and wet. We still … Continue reading Too long
Summer duties - keep your plants alive over Summer with the following tips. Add compost and mulch around your plants as this will add much needed nutrients plus insulate the plants in the heat, keeping the ground moist when you cannot be there.Have a watering system in place. Ensuring you are minimising your water usage … Continue reading Summer
Coldness has hit and we're in the midst of making sure our gardens continue to survive it. Melbourne is very chilly this year. We have seen lots of frost which means that if you haven't organised protective structures yet, get onto it. What are protective structures? These are netting structures which will protect plants from … Continue reading Brrr….
I don't care if you are an amateur or a professional. You need to prepare your garden for long-term environments and not just for the quick installation of landscapes. For example, at a place the other day, it has the bones for a tremendous landscape. Its be neglected for some time due to time constraints … Continue reading Preparation, preparation, preparation.
If we have a spare few minutes or hours in the days, what do we do? We procrastinate in front of screens. We waste hours playing games, perusing social media. Instead of this, we should be in OUR gardens - wasting time there. Its not really wasting time though, is it? Things we can do … Continue reading Procrastination in the Garden
It's the start of Autumn. However, it still has the balminess of Summer. The warm nights and the warm mornings. The rain has stopped in Victoria. There was a sprinkle here and there but nothing like we had in "summer". The lemon leaves are curling but not because of disease or pest infestation, but because … Continue reading A drought coming?
When Spring 2017 gave us above 40 degree days, it was a bit of a shock and our poor plants suffered. There wasn't the forewarning that this would happen plus, being in the mindset of Spring weather, one doesn't automatically think, must prepare garden for 40+ degree days! So when the last 40+ day … Continue reading Happy New Year!