A range of advice on preparing and planting your own vegetable garden – getting the soil ready, working out what will go where.
tidied backyard 3/4 Among other things this weekend, a friend and I spent some time cleaning up the back and front yard. It was good to be outside, and fantastic to have the place back in order. You can see in the picture what a friend has dubbed the “karaoke stage”. The next project will […]
DIY garden bed It doesn’t matter that there are three assignments due next wek, it’s time for another garden update. Long overdue, in fact. Having found that this particular part of the lawn is a bit hard to reach with the lawnmower, I decided that it would be a good place to put some herbs […]
bandicooting for potatoes Apart from catching up with old friends, and getting to know their baby son a little better, one of the high-points of the weekend was a spot of bandicooting in a friend’s garden. Eating dinner afterwards, I remember thinking: "Wow; these potatoes taste unusually good" – it took a while to click […]
Peace lily in flower Managed to keep this one alive long enough for it to flower. I know, it’s the kind of plant that can live in air conditioning, but this is still a milestone for my garden.
garden – dec 31st 2006 Now with added cooking herbs! Somehow, I’ve managed to keep most of these plants alive (there have been a few tragic casualties along the way. See you next year!
cactus The key to having a good balcony garden is including a majority of plants that are hard to kill. One of my favourites is this little cactus, although I think I’m enjoying it more as my desktop wallpaper than I do as something I spend time looking at on the balcony. There’s something very […]
Garden update A few new plants have decided to join the crowd, thanks to our weekend guest.
garden update I’m starting to get enough plants together to have the beginnings of a garden.