Category Archive: Gardeners

Native Bee Day

On Saturday I became the proud owner of a hive of native stingless bees, Trigona carbonaria. Damo had done some web-searching and found that Tim Heard, a CSIRO entomologist and native bee specialist,… Continue reading

Clare’s Poem

Clare, a budding young gardener, turned up at the Gardening Australia expo early this morning for the live talkback broadcast. I hope my suggestions help her bean seedling thrive. So Clare, if you… Continue reading

Guerilla Gardening: Poppies For Remembrance

“In Britain people wear paper red poppies to remember soldiers killed in war. In London four guerrillas gardeners decided to plant some instead – around the lawns of the Ministry of Defence without… Continue reading

New Book: How To Create A School Food Garden

Here is the best step by step guide showing how schools can set up an organic food garden. This book is packed with brilliant, practical suggestions for establishing and maintaining an inexpensive Seed… Continue reading

Open Day

Last weekend we opened our place as part of the Australian Open Garden Scheme. I chose August to open because that’s when our Phillip Island Hibiscus hedge, Hibiscus insularis, is in flower. Well,… Continue reading

Only In The USA?

From BBC News on line: Woman jailed for ‘neglected’ lawn A 70-year-old US woman has been left bruised and bloody after an unexpected clash with police who came to arrest her because her… Continue reading

Jerry’s ‘Bellis Garden’

The Gardening Australia expo, Brisbane, was a big success. Better plants, better displays and keen gardeners determined to succeed, whatever drought may bring. We were there too, mostly at ‘Jerry’s Bellis garden’ display.… Continue reading

Environmental Heroes Honoured

From the Federal government’s Australian honours website: Name: CUNDALL, Peter Award: Member of the Order of Australia Date granted: 26 January 2007 State: Tas Suburb: Rosevears Citation: For service to the environment, particularly… Continue reading

Rohin’s Organic Botanic Garden

An upcoming story on Gardening Australia will feature Rohin Miles, a Gardener of the Year Award entrant. The story features Rohin, a 20 year old gardener. His passions range from ornamentals, productive and… Continue reading

Real Permaculture

Vanuatu is one of the finest examples of a mature permaculture. Indigenous ‘Ni-Vanis’ practice permaculture because it has worked for them for longer than settlers have been trying to understand and live sustainably… Continue reading

Extraordinary Gardeners

Recently ‘Gardening Australia’ screened a segment filmed at Denise and Henk Horchner’s water-wise subtropical cottage garden. You can see that we get on well…they have a great sense of humour and I LOVE… Continue reading

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