Salty Air

I have been away and have noticed that even though we have been getting rain, its not enough.  Driving through the flat state of Victoria, it was all the same dull, lifeless colour.  So incredibly dry.  Every now and again, there would be a dark green paddock. Lucerne.  Such a vibrant colour.  Closer to the …

Hoverflies

There is an invasion of HOVERFLIES this season and although a bit annoying, they are harmless but beneficial.If you have these flying insects in your garden, I bet you wouldn't have aphids this year. My roses are usually covered and they have none.  It is actually the larve that hits the aphids as they are …

Hedges

Hedges, when done well, can look spectacular.  The following photos are of Buxus, Diosma, Choysia and Photinia.  Some gardens opt for petrol based trimmers.  Others opt for the manual trimmer whereas some, like myself, prefer a combination.  The bulk of the trimming can be done with the motorised trimmer. To finish the job, to make the hedger …

Trees in wind

Eucalyptus trees are quite magical but they can also be quite dangerous. especially in the wind. The tree above split. Came down on my side as well as totalled my neighbour's hills hoist !  😣 It squashed my garden BUT no humans or kanines were injured. The tree was cut up and removed this morning. …

Spring…

Its Spring!  And if my garden is anything to go by, then there is going be a lot of work for horticulturalists everywhere. Weeds are competing with plants.  Not only with the sun and the rain, weeds will be competing for the nutrients and space.  The abundance of weeds is not the only thing that needs will …

Rose pruning

Its that time of year when the roses have to be pruned. Doll up in your combat clothes and gloves as the arduous and sometimes lethal job is on.  Its not a bad job. Its actually quite therapeutic after the little thorns scrapes you through the other seasons...come winter and you can cut them off! …