Gardening Blog

Plastic Free Living: My Journey

Plastic Free Living: My Journey

I have signed up to Plastic Free July! I thought I would start my Plastic free living journey with some of my reasons for making the change. And one of the major reasons is the awful, tragic effect that plastic pollution is having on animals, especially in our oceans...

read more
Superfoods – Eating foods as nature intended?

Superfoods – Eating foods as nature intended?

Many vegetables are being labelled as Superfoods. I just think its eating as nature intended us to eat! In Brisbane we grow a fabulous range of vegetables throughout winter. These include lettuce, bok choy, eggplants, tomatoes, kale and most leafy green vegetables. I...

read more
Sharing the love: Feeding our Native Birds

Sharing the love: Feeding our Native Birds

Feeding our Native Birds: Sharing the fruits of our labours Now before anyone goes into a frenzy about how it is not good to feed our native birds, I will start by saying this posts is not about leaving our "human" foods like breads or seeds for our native birds. It...

read more
Native Bees and Backyard Buddy’s for Your Garden

Native Bees and Backyard Buddy’s for Your Garden

Did you know that there are over 1500 types of native bees in Australia? I raise this as many gardeners reach for chemical poisons to deal with insect and pest invasions. They do this without thinking these poisons also affect the native bees and honey bees! Bees are...

read more
Peppermint Tea Health Benefits

Peppermint Tea Health Benefits

The Health Benefits of Peppermint Tea My sister is a huge fan of peppermint tea. She often uses it to finish off her dinner. She says that it helps her digestion, and it is a good substitute for dessert with no calories! I have been doing some research for my new book...

read more
Compost Bins: Composting Tips for your garden

Compost Bins: Composting Tips for your garden

The Witches Cauldron - A Tale of Compost Bins and Composting Tips I think of my compost bins as being reminiscent of a witches cauldron. You put a motley assortment of ingredients in, stir it a few times and out comes a magic potion for your garden. Most things can be...

read more