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This Month

May In The Vegie Patch

The last of the zinnias, the first of the leeks, greencrops beneath protective fabric, brassicas and compost piles galore - May in a nut shell. Here's all you need to know about your vegie garden tasks for May. Direct … [Read More...]

Make a No Dig, Perennial Garden

Densley planted perennials make the easiest care, best looking gardens of all. Herbs, picking flowers, nectar/ pollen rich flowers for bees and beneficials, fruit, natives - you name it!, jam them all in together for a … [Read More...]

Pondering Pruning and New Fruit Trees

Oh, the difference when we ponder! It's a game-changing state of mind. And it is my gift to you this May - to send you off for a tool-free wander, to ponder your winter's pruning. Having no tools to hand takes the … [Read More...]


Roasted Figs with Rosemary

I've never cooked figs. Fresh picked, they're so delicious we tend to just gobble them as they are and put any excess in the dehydrator. Matt has turned the tide though. He cooked some up the other night and oh la la, … [Read More...]

Consults Are Back!

You've been so patient while you waited for me to finish my book - and here I am - happy as a clam to be out from the computer and ready to help you set up a brilliant food garden, or trouble shoot an existing one - … [Read More...]

Cheat’s Compost

I don't always keep up with compost making. There's many a moment when I have crops ready to plant but no compost to hand. In which case, I whip around the garden and creatively rustle up some soil food, or cheats … [Read More...]