gardening

gardening October 17, 2020

Spring hopes eternal

While the coronavirus pandemic has altered the world as we know it, nature carries on regardless, and with spring comes fresh hope.

gardening June 20, 2020

Winter’s bounty

Even in the depths of winter, or the most troubled of times, there will be a few usual suspects in the garden that can worm their way into your heart.

gardening March 28, 2020

Autumn in the garden

In a season of drastic upheaval, the author reflects on the connections and comfort of her garden and looks towards the coming spring.

gardening December 7, 2019

Summer gardening

While reviving her garden after its recent woes, the author is reminded of a handy way to deal with summer weeds – using a trick she learnt from her mother.

gardening September 7, 2019

Spring garden tasks

In the hopeful spirit of the new season, the author attempts to add potatoes, succulents and more to her small garden.

gardening June 29, 2019

The winter garden

As she contemplates her ever-expanding Monstera deliciosa, the author provides tips on what to plant and prune as the cold weather descends.

gardening December 23, 2017

Pets in the garden

Sharing a garden with an animal companion can bring additional joy to the life outdoors. But thought must go into pet-friendly plantings.

gardening September 16, 2017

Cultivating native orchids

Intent on growing native orchids, the author finds the only club that she wants to have her as a member.

gardening May 20, 2017

Reviving a garden for winter

The cold of late autumn can make it difficult to tend neglected gardens, but a fortifying nip can get you out improving the soil and installing seedlings.

gardening December 24, 2016

Flowers for summer

Summer may not be the most agreeable season to toil in the garden, but a little bit of labour now can bring good results down the track.

gardening June 4, 2016

El Niño, La Niña and flowering annuals

With the Bureau of Meteorology declaring El Niño over, the time is ripe for gardeners to replant.