The Top Reason Why You Don’t Need Pesticides in Your Garden
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The Top Reason Why You Don’t Need Pesticides in Your Garden

Here it is folks – the aphid armagedonator. Commonly known as the ladybug or ladybird, the Coccinellidae is a top class predator of garden pest insects. Pretty much anything that wants to suck the life your of your plants is fair game, as is the case in these images (bulk of aphids are on the right). … Continue reading

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The Inspiring CornFlowers of Spring
A Forest Garden - Record of Progress

The Inspiring CornFlowers of Spring

From creamy Blue to Purple, and back again. One of Spring’s most delightful plants – Centaurea cyanus (AKA Cornflower), is a prolific self seeder and inspiring sight in the garden.  Able to tolerate the often brutal Summer conditions of Melbourne, drought tolerant, low on soil resources, and a lovely tough mulch for the Winter. Broadcast a … Continue reading

Planting Apple Trees in Autumn
A Forest Garden - Record of Progress / Coffee Grounds in the garden

Planting Apple Trees in Autumn

Five more dwarf apple trees to join the Gala and Pink Lady: Golden Delicious Jonathan McIntosh Snow Tsugaru Will keep track of my new friends to harvest time, hopefully in 2 short years. To be planted over a thick base of vermicast; quality worm poo created by the power of coffee grounds. This brings the number of … Continue reading