Gardens can be anywhere


Though we may struggle sometimes to get certain favourite plants to grow in our garden, I am always surprised (and sometimes frustrated) at the way some plants thrive in difficult locations outside of our carefully tended gardens. Take a look at the pic above. It’s one of our most useful seasonal plants, Chickweed (Stellaria media)…

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…

So many birds!


OK. It’s not the best video, bei g mainly a shot of our front security door. It’s the sound that I want to get across! Folks often mention how many birds they see coming and going from our block. I decided to video this morning’s ruckus, so here it is… Besides Dolores’s constant nagging for…

A tale of roadside lust…


Can you feel the love in this picture? The couple in the photo were just ‘getting it on’ regardless of the hundreds of passers-by. I often say that ‘gardening is all about sex’. That’s not just true about gardening but the whole of nature and this couple definitely agree! What am I talking about? Not…

Strange clouds over Gawler


We’ve been getting some interesting cloud patterns over Gawler this year. Or is it just that I’m aware of them this time? I’m sure they’re all natural phenomena, but who knows? Water is a strange thing. I’ve decided to chronicle them for readers…here’s the first…