Food security alert: Neonicotinoid pesticides, like Confidor, are creating a dangerous world where caterpillars are becoming poison bird bait, where bees and migratory birds ‘forget’ how to navigate and bees and other pollinators are becoming suicide junkies.
When the Guardian published a few shots of Australian plants that can be grown in Britain, I had a flashback to my Australian-effect front garden in London.
An Open Day is a great way to get feedback from gardeners on what you’re growing and how you’re doing.
Productivity is gradually recovering after ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald.
Can’t find genuine cardamom plants, but want its fresh flavour in your cooking? Grow your own.
Give me an Australian wasp anytime. The solitary species are so much safer to garden amongst than their vicious ‘social’ European counterpart, Vespula germanica.
For a more sustainable Valentine’s Day, buy your loved one a potted plant. Like love, you can watch your gift grow.
Being eaten alive, from the inside out, is not the kindest death. But it’s ruthlessly efficient.
Withering heat, windy, sunny weather continue to delay sowing and planting summer crops.
Favourite shots from my trip to Mt (Gunung) Bromo, East Java, 2010.
Growth on sound foundations: Kyabra Community Garden, Queensland
In Brisbane, winter crops have finished flowering. Their seed is ripe and ready for harvest.