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 #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%…

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…

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…

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…

Ligaya Gardening Tips #9 the joys of perennials


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. As this is about the best time to get perennials in locally so that they’re established before the Summer heat,…

Last week in Ligaya Garden #6


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. The last week has been busy. My ongoing…

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

Streaming TV appearance


We’re going to try streaming TV today at 2pm Adelaide time Here’s the viewing link if you’re interested… Just click on the pic

The trees know it’s Spring


It’s that amazing time of year when seemingly dead sticks burst into flower and the dull, Winter garden becomes a riot of colour. For the trees, it’s all about reproduction but or us it’s about beauty and the promise of fruit. Our Sicilian Nectarine, Unknown Nectarine and Plum tree are positively radiant in their new…