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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Bushfire Protection Garden Design

Last night we needed to be evacuated from our home due to bushfire threat. A fire had jumped containment lines and was heading our way. Fortunately the wind changed direction…

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Mapping Garden Sun and Shadows

The 2018 June solstice is only a couple of days away, falling on Thursday, June 21. For those in the southern hemisphere, the June solstice marks the time when days…

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Helping your Garden Survive Summer

As belting hot summer temperatures descend upon us we gardeners start thinking about how to protect our precious trees and plants from the furnace. It is often repeated that summer…

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Passive Irrigation Techniques

As explosive thunderstorms and torrential rain passed over us last Thursday night I was rejoicing. Our property exists exclusively on rain water and our water tanks were desperately low. That…

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