For Brisbane to skip one winter is forgivable, but to skip two winters in a row seems somewhat careless. May was the hottest month on Earth since records began. June 2014 is the 352nd consecutive month of above average global temperatures.
‘Bellis’, Brisbane’s sustainable house and garden, produces 4 metric tonnes of compost a year. Using low till, ecologically sustainable gardening techniques enables this property to sequester 0.638 metric tonnes of atmospheric CO2 gas each year. Doesn’t sound much, does it?
To me, freedom is access to water – clean rainwater, harvested from my roof, and recycled water generated by my sewage system which I use to grow organic food.
Any Australian can load their photos of native plants and animals on iNaturalist and ask for sightings to be identified by experts.
Thirty four years ago, I graduated at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
A whimsical look at some of the produce I’ve grown at Bellis, my sustainable home in Brisbane.
Whatever they said to you at school, farming is the oldest profession.
Every time I open my garden there is something to celebrate about organic gardening and seed saving.
I received an interesting enquiry the other day…
Brisbane‘s subtropical winter comes to a happy, floriferous end in mid-August. Today there’s around a hundred different plants flowering, two weeks before Australia’s official first day of spring.
Thanks to a damp, mild and gloomy Brisbane winter, succulent mushrooms have boosted my menu from a low of 112 taxa last month to 157 taxa.