Surviving well


They’re usually finished in the garden at by this time of Winter but the Blackberry Nightshade (Solanum nigrum) just keeps on producing flowers and juicy black berries. They often survive in patches in the parks and by the creeks until now, being a short lived perennial. We usually take ours out when they slow right…

Last week in Ligaya Garden #2


So much is happening, both here and out 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. Last week in Ligaya Garden -I took up…

Helping hands around Gawler #2 Free Food Thursday


I definitely like free things, so, over the next couple of weeks, I’m going around investigating the free stuff around Gawler. These will be things that you don’t need to sign up for, just visit anonymously. Being typically me, my focus is on free food and information (unless someone gives me a free ebike that…

Helping hands around Gawler #1 free library


I definitely like free things, so, over the next couple of weeks, I’m going around investigating the free stuff around Gawler. These will be things that you don’t need to sign up for, just visit anonymously. Being typically me, my focus is on free food and information (unless someone gives me a free ebike that…

Ligaya Gardening tips #3 Blackbirds


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. Here’s this week’s… Blackbirds are real characters. We love them so much that a mama bird makes her nest in…

Last week in Ligaya Garden #1


So much is happening, both here and out 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. Last week in Ligaya Garden Last week was…

Ligaya gardening tips #2 Make friends with annual grasses


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. Here’s this week’s… Annual grasses are our friends for many reasons. They grow from seed, so they attract birds and…

New Grass Roots


We’ve another article in the current Grass Roots magazine. It’s on pages 24 to 26. The article discusses the things we’ve done to cool the house during Summer, things that can be done in the garden and around the house on a very tight budget. I won’t share the content… You’ve got to buy the…

Making a LAB culture from Yakult


You’ve all probably seen my other posts on culturing Lactic Acid Bacteria or LAB (sorry, not your sort of LAB, Athena). We culture the little fellas for our Bokashi setup. Today I thought about trying a different approach…culturing the bacteria from Yakult. For folks who don’t know, Yakult is a health drink made mostly from…

Bubblewrapping the tropicals


A couple of our heat loving plants are suffering a bit in the cold. I was thinking about what to do about it, having moved them several times into warmer microclimates to no avail. I thought about buying some greenhouse plastic, then remembered that I had a heap of bubblewrap salvaged from an art gallery…