This Perennial Spinach is a Winner The first time I saw NZ Spinach (Tetragonia tetragonioides) was at the home of a local permaculturist, Keith (from the South East Suburbs Permaculture Group). There was a sunny spot at the back of the yard, and some unusual looking plant had almost covered over an entire garden bed. It didn’t have any snail …
Spare a thought for Chilli, the ISA Brown x Leghorn x Australorp chicken who became a blind sometime after her first birthday, possibly during Melbourne’s Xmas heatwave. Not sure exactly when or how it happened – I was having a great old time in Gelnelg, Adelaide with the family at the time, and during my weekly reports from Dad, got the news that Chilli ‘wasn’t quite right’….
I’m sure spidey did a great job keeping off the aphids and other little bugs from the grape vine. But for the possum/s that came and ate my almost ready to eat grapes, alas poor spidey – my poor friend spidey.
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This place! These people! Recently I was lucky enough to hang out at Good Life Permaculture’s HQ, based in a backyard in the hills high above Hobart, Tasmania. Hannah and Anton are busy turning a steeply sloping backyard into a patch of edible awesome –…
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Summer this year was both brief and particularly brutal. So there was something very welcoming about a change in the weather, particularly when it brought rainfall over raging bushfires. The smoke drifted along with the clouds and filled the air with a smell of burning wood and dust. It was coming from some place far …
I’m going to be trying this, after a couple of years of playing around with small quantities of rock mulch. Tomorrow, I’m picking up a fair amount of crushed granite – will let you know how it works out. This video provides an excellent overview of why it works.