How I Successfully Grow Tagasaste from Seed

I’ve read of various people trying numerous ways to successfully germinate tagasaste seeds. From direct planting to boiling in water for one minute or scarifying the seeds and planting. I too have made endeavours to get hard coated seeds such as acacia and tagasaste seeds to germinate through various means and I’ve settled on a … Continue reading How I Successfully Grow Tagasaste from Seed

The Red Gum & The Red Wattlebird

The outside of the red gum at this time of year is a profusion of blossoms. It vibrates with the sound of bees and flies and is cluttered with the squawks of Red Wattlebirds and the whistles of New Holland Honeyeaters. Now and then a Brown Honeyeater steals in to take of the spoils as … Continue reading The Red Gum & The Red Wattlebird

Cleaning Air

I've been interested in cleaning the air in our house for some time. Years in fact. During the renovation I was particularly concerned with the possibilities of off-gassing from the building materials. Where possible we tried to reduce or eliminate these. For example, with our choice of floor finish (natural oils and wax) instead of … Continue reading Cleaning Air

Green Laundry

I've been updating our Changes to Lifestyle post and have been focusing on the laundry side of things which has many options available for making some wiser, greener changes. So much so I thought a post of its own would be worthwhile. Wooden Pegs : we've had a mix of pegs in our peg basket … Continue reading Green Laundry

Rainwater

How fantastic it is to be able to finally shower with filtered rainwater. To know that the water we have been using has been sitting in the tanks waiting for us over the months prior to us moving in. It was early January when the plumber and I met on a sunny afternoon to make … Continue reading Rainwater