Category Archive: Gardeners

My Garden Was Flooded. What To Do?

How does flooding affect a plant? And is there a difference between salt water and fresh water flooding?

Memories of Mount Bromo, East Java

Favourite shots from my trip to Mt (Gunung) Bromo, East Java, 2010.

True Grit & Tough Love: gardening in Queensland’s Runcorn

Growth on sound foundations: Kyabra Community Garden, Queensland

An English Gardener Abroad

I received an interesting enquiry the other day…

Port Moresby: A Gritty City with Heart

Before leaving for a week’s trip, I read my Lonely Planet guide. It describes Port Moresby as a gritty city and advises tourists not to flaunt their wealth. I survived living in London’s seedy Surrey… Continue reading

Farewell, Friends

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

Review: Edible School Gardens DVD

“If they grow it, they will eat it”, that’s Leonie Shanahan’s positive message for parents and schools. But how to get an affordable school food garden started?

Sumptuous Pomelo

At last weekend’s open day, Rosa, a gardening neighbour, gave me two pomelo fruit. So I had two opportunities: to grow my own tree and to make refreshing pomelo salad.

Open Day At Bellis

Almost 1,700 people visited my garden last weekend. And what a very friendly, gentle, respectful and very inquisitive mob they all were. I found the first visitor snoozing in her car as the… Continue reading

So You Want To Create A Community Garden?

A gardening friend is getting ready to breathe life into a neglected communal food garden, so I’ve sent him these notes I prepared for Gardening Australia. In 2007 – 2008, there was a… Continue reading

Towards A National Food Plan

Draft notes for Queensland Conservation’s submission to aid in the development of a National Food Plan. The final draft was submitted by QC on 2.9.11… Introduction A National Food Plan is vital for… Continue reading

Citrus: Avoiding The ‘Danger Zone’ To Achieve Abundance

Trish & Malcolm have finally solved their citrus fruit drop problem. Autumn is an important season for citrus maintenance, especially if they’re growing in areas with summer rainfall. This is because heavy rainfall… Continue reading

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