Dinosaur Parsley

The paradox in gardening that I re-discover from time to time is: a wonderful success preceded by shear and utter neglect. Our Continental Parsley is such a thing. The most that I could ever have contributed to this success is the choice of a good location (between our rainwater tanks - where the soil remains … Continue reading Dinosaur Parsley

Mini-Crop Update & Raised Bed One

Our little batch of mini-crops (mostly large pots) are doing really well. As with our original Petit Paradis garden, I planted out quite a collection of pots with small, usually mixed vegetables. This was with the intention of at least providing something of home-grown quality instead of relying solely on buying produce in. At least … Continue reading Mini-Crop Update & Raised Bed One

June Update

The Moon is waxing and the June Solstice is upon us. This is a longer post than normal as I record an update on what is happening around the garden. The Winter vegetables are coming along fabulously with the recent rain which is no doubt starting to assist with the rapid breakdown of all the … Continue reading June Update

The Memory of Trees

On and off, I have been steadily mulching my way through ute-loads of 'green waste'. It is the time of the local council green waste street verge collection. In multiple acts of irony I have been relocating branches from fallen trees at our other house and my parents and carting them back to our house … Continue reading The Memory of Trees

The Moon in Pisces

Planting by the cycles of the Moon has intrigued me over the years and continues to do so as I witness how the cycles of the Moon affect those around me. Recently a teacher mentioned to me that she has noticed clear differences in the behaviour of children in conjunction with the Full Moon, though … Continue reading The Moon in Pisces