Stop and smell the roses


As much as I’m all for growing plants to eat, I do love this time of year when other gardeners are enjoying the rewards of carefully tending to their roses. I went out for a walk today just to stop and smell the flowers… Of course, you can’t get the perfume online, tech isn’t that…

Ligaya Gardening Tips #12 the top predator


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. A garden is an artificial ecosystem and, try as we might it’s almost impossible to turn it into a 100%…

Ligaya Gardening Tips #13 Pigeon Poo Percolator


Here’s a simple device to make your life less smelly. It’s our Pigeon Poo Percolator (I love alliteration!). It can be used to leach the goodness from chook poo too, but not dog poo and I haven’t tried human poo yet. All it is is two plastic spring water bottles. One stays completes, sits on…

Ligaya Gardening Tips #10 microclimates


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… These hanging plants are on the back wall of the house to capture the light and warmth…

Colour


There’s so much colour in the garden today. The plants are celebrating the Sun. Who says plants can’t feel joy… I’m certain that ours can…I can feel it myself

Life always finds a way


While walking on an expanse of empty gravel this sunny afternoon, I noticed a glint of light and a splash of green. Moving closer, I found that I’d spotted a ‘natural’, spontaneous, greenhouse! A collection of small plants are happily growing in the protective shelter of a piece of discarded plastic. What a beautiful example…

Ligaya Gardening Tips #6 Put your feet up


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. Except for those folks who love to dig and weed and mow, gardening shouldn’t be hard work. Of course, you’ll…

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…

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…