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Lots of folks ask about the ‘plant covering the middle arch’ and this is it. Madeira Vine (Anredera cordifolia). We put a Madeira one in last year because it ticked all the boxes for a very useful plant. Madeira Vine is a vigorous climber… Continue Reading “Madeira Vine (Anredera cordifolia)”
With all the attention on verge gardens of late, I decided to spruce ours up a little with more native medicinal plants. We’ve had the verge garden for a while but it hasn’t received much attention beyond the periodical hack back of the opportunistic… Continue Reading “Verge gardening”
This beauty is Globe Amaranth (Gomphrena globosa). It’s a pretty showy edible with medicinal properties. Globe Amaranth is a relative of those other showy edibles, the common weed, Green Amaranth (Amaranthus viridus) and the garden favourite ‘Love Lies Bleeding’ (Amaranthus caudatus). It’s a plant… Continue Reading “My new favourite plant”
The day before yesterday, we got an exciting email. Our application to participate in the Edible Gardens project was approved. This project looks at urban agriculture, more specifically, the amount of food production that comes from participating gardens and how much water was used… Continue Reading “We’re in the Edible Gardens project”