Last week in Ligaya Garden #13


So much is happening, both here and out there in the big world that we thought it worth doing a little catchup every Sunday and publish it on a Monday, Oz time. All of the posts will be listed here on this page for your elucidation and convenience. Another pleasantly slow week. Changeable weather played…

Happiness is a hoverfly haven


We love this Crassula, not for ediblity (it’s definitely not edible) but for its flowers that attract Hoverflies. They love it! We don’t know what variety or species, it is (probably tetragona) and probably the hoverflies don’t either but when the plants are in full flower, there are literally clouds of them hovering around each…

Ligaya Gardening Tips #16 Encourage fungi


We often get asked for gardening tips, so have decided to do a weekly post describing things we do to keep our garden going well with very little effort. I’ll collate them on this page. Even if you’re a bit wary about eating mushrooms from you’re garden, there are great benefits from just having them…

Last week at Ligaya Garden #12


So much is happening, both here and out there in the big world that we thought it worth doing a little catchup every Sunday and publish it on a Monday, Oz time. All of the posts will be listed here on this page for your elucidation and convenience. I’m a a few days late with…

A new aquaponics system


What with all the heat coming and the dry northerly winds, us maybe water shortages we decided that it may not be efficient to continue growing soft plants in the front. Our plan was always to have that as perennials, interspersed with seasonal, self seeded annuals and now we’ve done it. There’s a few left…

Ligaya Gardening Tips #15 Grow Azolla


We often get asked for gardening tips, so have decided to do a weekly post describing things we do to keep our garden going well with bugger all effort. I’ll collate them on this page. If I was asked to list the most useful plants in the garden, I would rank Azolla in the top…

Down on water


Last quarter we posted about our water bill. Our water use was down on the same time in 2018 at 230 litres per day. Our new bill came in the other day with more good news! Even though we’ve used a little more water than last year, we’ve used less than in the previous quarter….

Ligaya Gardening Tips #14 Pleasing pest control


We often get asked for gardening tips, so have decided to do a weekly post describing things we do to keep our garden going well with bugger all effort. I’ll collate them on this page. Folks visiting our garden often ask about pests and how we control them. Our yearly pests include Slugs, Earwigs, Peach…

Last week in Ligaya Garden #11


So much is happening, both here and outhere in the big world that we thought it worth doing a little catchup every Sunday and publish it roughly on a Monday, Oz time. All of the posts will be listed here on this page for your elucidation and convenience. Another week of tidying up unfinished and…

Aquaponics tour October 2019


It’s time for a quick look at the aquaponics as we prepare it for Summer. We’re planting Kangkong, which is our Summer staple green. The Strawberries are loving the condition and it’s time to replace the Lettuces. It’s only a brief video and there’s more work to do over the next few days.