Surviving tough times often means getting back to basics. Here are some tips to keep your garden going, and to make the most of harvests so you have a good supply of food all year.
Winter is such an important season for pruning that it’s worth getting your tools in order before you begin. Here’s how to prepare your secateurs, loppers and saws for winter pruning jobs.
There’s lots to do in the edible garden at this time of year. Here’s a list of jobs to do now.
There’s lots to do around the garden at this time of year, from detailing shrubs and ornamental grasses to transplanting evergreens such as camellias and azaleas. Here’s a sample of jobs to do now.
Rule number one with seedlings is: handle them with care! Multicell punnets are great because the root system of each plant is nicely contained in its own little pocket of soil, so there’s less chance of disturbing the roots. Before planting, soak the punnet in a shallow tray of water for five minutes.
Water collected while washing vegies or waiting for the shower to warm up is too good to waste down the drain. But when using greywater on the garden, the devil is in the detail. Here are some guidelines to follow.
Correas are mostly compact Australian native shrubs that grow in a wide range of situations, including frosty spots and semi-shade. They are drought tolerant once established, and are very attractive to birds, both for their nectar and as nest sites.