Worm Tower Project

We have all been there – stack after stack of plastic pots left over from all the plants you have bought over the years. I am sure they breed in…

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Garden Retrofit Ideas & Tips

Over my Christmas break I plan to start my project converting some unused stables into a teaching venue and turning the land around the stables into an example of a…

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Using Your Pond to Grow Other Herbs
Vietmanese mint

Using Your Pond to Grow Other Herbs

Keeping water up to the plants in my garden which are particularly thirsty can be an issue for me since I am solely reliant on tank water on my property.…

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Outsmarting Mr Fox

Anyone who owns chickens (or any other poultry) is all too familiar with the cunning and relentless persistence of the local foxes. Perhaps at first you were complacent ("It won't…

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Organising the Egg Chaos

So you finally got some laying hens and the excitement of your morning omelet coming from your own back yard has been tarnished by the chaos of the eggs in…

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Beating the Cabbage White Butterfly

I have been seeing lots of posts around Facebook over the last few months with gardeners having issues with Cabbage White Butterflies (Pieris rapae). Lots of well-meaning people are advising…

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Surviving The Frost

Where I live we received our first frost about a week ago. Our climate is warming and this year our first frost of the season came about 1 month later…

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Hugelkulture Garden Bed
Hugelkultur structure

Hugelkulture Garden Bed

Down the back of my yard there was an ugly pile of old rotting stumps and logs. They had been waiting patiently for me to make a hugelkultur garden bed…

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