Category Archive: Open Garden

Bellis Open Day, Mother’s Day Weekend, 7 – 8th May 2016

MEDIA RELEASE: Everyone’s talking about living sustainably these days. But what does it actually mean? And how can you do it in your own backyard? Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the amazing… Continue reading

Want A Rainforest Garden? Then Plant Dry, Not Wet…

The word rainforest makes you think of hot, humid, dense, leafy, evergreen forest, such as the Daintree, the world’s most ancient rainforest in far northern Queensland (FNQ).

In Production Today: August 2014

Here’s my subtropical food garden’s winter menu: Edible roots Arrowroot, Canna edulis Carrot, Daucus carota ‘Paris Market’ Cassava, Manihot esculenta Cassava, Manihot esculenta ‘Variegata’ Cocoyam, Xanthosoma saggitifolia Jerusalem artichoke, Helianthus tuberosus ‘Dwarf Sunray’… Continue reading

Open Day At Bellis, August 2014

FULL DETAILS SEE: http://www.opengarden.org.au Leave Brisbane’s suburbs behind as you visit 813 square metres of rural Wynnum. Check out my award-winning, thrifty sustainable garden: blue bananas, stingless bees, home grown bath sponges, and… Continue reading

Kew Guild Grand Reunion Garden Party

Thirty four years ago, I graduated at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Looking Back: Autumn Open Day at Bellis

An Open Day is a great way to get feedback from gardeners on what you’re growing and how you’re doing.

Autumn Open Day at Bellis

Every time I open my garden there is something to celebrate about organic gardening and seed saving.

In Production Today – May

Warm, humid, sunny conditions have allowed most crops to grow well.

Where Do I Get Seed For That Plant?

Most of the seed sold in Australia is imported, harvested from plants farmed overseas.

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.

How Do I Grow Sword Beans?

Or more importantly, what are sword beans? Think of sword beans (Canavalia gladiata) as haricot bean alternative. Both are vines and sword bean needs  a garden in a frost-free climate to grow really… Continue reading

In Production Today – August

Next weekend, Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th August is my last open day for Open Gardens Australia this year (click on the link if you want details). Here are the 170 productive plants… Continue reading

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