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…

Last week in Ligaya Garden #10


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 on a Monday, Oz time. All of the posts will be listed here on this page for your elucidation and convenience. It’s been. A huge week in and around…

Rooted in the aquaponics


Today didn’t work out exactly as I expected. What was supposed to be a quick trim of the Carrot Herbs (Aethionema cordifolium) in bed 4 of the aquaponics turned into a complete clean out for that bed and number 5. What could the problem be? Over Winter, the lush growth of the Carrot Herbs hid…

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…

Last week in Ligaya Garden #8 and #9


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 on a Monday, Oz time. All of the posts will be listed here on this page for your elucidation and convenience. I know, I didn’t write an update last…

One of my little inventions.


It sits over the 90mm pipes that reach down to root level by each tree and allows us to fill that pipe plus another 11 liters. The filled container then drains slowly and deeply into the soil below the mulch, ensuring that there is a good reservoir of water there for the trees to drink…

Helping hands around Gawler #4 UCare


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. I’ll steer away from money though. These posts…

Ligaya Gardening Tips #11 Let ’em flower


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. Flowers are a beautiful part of everyone’s life, especially the lives of gardeners. They bring joy to our world as…

Fragments and weirding part 3


I’m taking a little sidestep from our progressive darling down into the collective response to weirding to examine a particularly poignant recent phenomenon. These are times of fear and anger, but also times of great love, compassion and even sacrifice. As weirding develops along its strange and unguessed paths and fragmentation polarizes views and opinions,…