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Monthly Archives: March 2011
The other week some Southernwood (Artemisia abrogatum) cuttings were put into a little pot. By yesterday they had successfully struck roots and were ready to go in the ground. Many of the woody herbs will strike quite well like this. … Continue reading
The other day after having a bit of a rant about creeping grasses in the lawn, I got online and did a bit of reading about native Australian grasses. Because of drought and salinity there’s been a bit of a … Continue reading
Batfink, my gorgeous skinny black tomcat, looking out on the front yard. Possibly wondering when I’m going to dig those ponds I’m always on about.
My beautiful beagle bitch, Charlie.
For the past couple of weeks I’ve been (slowly) trying to expand the veggie growing space in the yard. There’s a spot down the West side of the house that gets plenty of sun and has an old garden bed … Continue reading
Out here in rural Victoria we only have ADSL access, which at times runs very, very slowly. It would be great to be able to do more videos of the gardening, however, six minutes of footage can take five hours … Continue reading
Looks nice and green, doesn’t it? Considering dogs and kids and everyone/thing runs around on it… Have a closer look at that garden edging. All that grass spreading into the garden where strawberries should be. That was weeded to perfection … Continue reading
While nothing beats growing from seed for both selective breeding and preserving genetic diversity, when you don’t have any seeds to hand cuttings and root cuttings can be a great way to enlarge your garden for free. The comfrey out … Continue reading