Garden · 10. March 2020
To make the most of the herbs and sages I have been growing in the garden, I decided to look into making smudges and using them to provide calm in my home. Read on to see how I got on...
Kitchen · 08. March 2020
I have made the pastry gluten free as I have coeliacs disease. It's taken me along time to perfect, but now although theres many different ingredients to the Irish original, it tastes similar and has the same crunch as it comes hot out of the oven.

Garden · 22. February 2020
It’s the greenest summer I have ever seen up here on the hill, and it has us all a bit thrown. On the whole, its actually been very cool, the temperate nature of our climate usually has us desperate for rain. This year we have been gifted so much extra. It's easy to forget (...)
Garden · 01. February 2020
A celebration of backyard, balcony, community and window-sill farmers across the country, Grow It Local is a grass roots, purpose-driven mission to get more people growing, sharing and eating locally grown foods. I've registered my patch, and you can too.

Garden · 27. November 2019
The Borage is blooming readily by now, the sweet peas start to climb up them and reach for the trellis in the middle. I’m calling this my “sweet pea circus” as it accidentally has been shaped like a tent. It will invite the bees to a new spot in my garden, hopefully they will pay attention to the two new raised beds sitting beside it. (...)
Garden · 15. November 2019
Yate's creates new bee and butterfly seed mixes for home gardeners. The “Bee Pasture for Pollen and Nectar” seed mix contains selected varieties of bee attracting flowers including Phacelia, Borage, Poppies, Zinnia and Calendula and (...)

Garden · 06. November 2019
Three Sister garden bed ideas for pumpkin, tomatoes, cucumbers and watermelons. It’s also time to decide what is going where in the Summer garden, and which plants should go together and which ones should certainly keep their distance from one another. (...)
Travel · 23. September 2019
The other end of the Yarra River, 70kms or so in the hills at Warburton couldn’t be more peaceful and contrasting. The quiet lush and green valley town is surrounded by forest encrusted mountains, which fills it with the freshest (...)

Travel · 06. September 2019
Placed in the heart of one of Europe's important horticultural gardens lies a small elegant glass house that is a beautiful colourful place to sit and contemplate the greatness of the property that surrounds it.
Garden · 19. August 2019
While the natural hedgerows are disappearing, we can all re-boot the system and plant our own hedges are part of our own garden’s eco-system. When I was presented with a tricky landscaped steep hill-side retaining wall that was spread long and narrow across my front rural garden boundary, my first thoughts instantly brought me back to the hedgerows of my childhood. t could be a wonderful entry point for insects, bees, wild native birds and, most wonderfully, pests into the garden.

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