Hope Seeds

A quick little shout out to these guys at Hopeseeds who brings us a heartfelt fundraising opportunity for your community. Mark Adcock created Hopeseeds after reading an article in newspaper about the national shortage of swan plants and the starving monarch caterpillars. He saw a connection with the life cycle and metamorphosis of a caterpillar with the […]

Make your summer garden better

Gardens go up a gear in December – plants, seeds, weeds, pests, the good and bad. Everything starts to zoom along. Keep everything in top health and pests epidemics at bay with a daily garden walk. Sort stuff there and then. If done daily, it’s easy little stuff – little weeds, little pests, little bits […]

Smarten up your act and use the edge

Today I’m giving a shout out to the forgotten edge. Most often assigned to a life of weed-eating and fussing about, edges bring a golden opportunity and done well can save you a heap of work. Put the edges of your gardens/ fences/ structures to good use and plant them up – fill them with […]

Slow and steady November

Little and often is my garden mantra. Little and often plantings bring a little and often harvest. So useful for keeping belly’s full in the most nourishing of ways. And nicely doable for the gardener. The benefits stretch out to the kitchen where little and often preserving (as opposed to massive autumn missions), makes for […]