Monthly Archive: September, 2012

Farewell, Friends

Basil and Mary died. Last weekend. The world is poorer without them, and I have a heavy heart. Where to start?

Mangrove Love

There are three things every Australian should know about mangroves.

In Production Today: September 2012

Spring is warm and dry, so the diversity of temperate crops in this 300 sq metre garden has dropped to 156. 

Book Review: Medicinal Plants in Australia

Australia is a massive pharmacy store, where some very useful plants grow in our streets, reserves and gardens.

Predator Attracting Plants

Organic gardening isn’t conventional gardening, so why not enjoy some unconventional pest control?

Nettle, Anyone?

I like nettles, when they’re managed – and grown in full view.

Book Review: Australia’s Poisonous Plants by Dr Ross McKenzie

If you put raw silverbeet in your salad, or casually add nitrogen to your vegetables, this book is a must read. If it doesn’t save your life, it will certainly improve it.

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