I recently visited Fremantle in Western Australia (early February 2016) and while there took some time out to walk round to see what was happening with the community gardens in the immediate area. I walked to […]
Well it’s mid winter after 18months of soil development and test crop growing at Arcadia and the learning process continues. The range of cropping plants has really expanded and the viable growing space with a good […]
I dropped in to see the Mount Tamborine community gardens a week ago while on holiday in the area. They are located behind Bungunyah manor on Mount Tamborine which is just a short distance west of […]
Soil building and general production is developing well at the new growing space in Arcadia. The weather has been insanely unpredictable with dry and then random heavy rain periods – however the general climate is […]
Its been almost a year since I reported on progress of this caged growing area on the cliffs above the Megalong valley. Production has been good and the soil has really built up well. The […]
Over this last summer i have developed a new farm space located at Arcadia in the north west of Sydney. It has a dramatically different climate from where I live up high in the Blue […]
Chelsea Physic Garden – http://www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/ I recently visited this great old physic garden in central London. The sign outside says it was established by the ‘Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London‘ in 1673 and is the […]
The weather has been pretty dire over the last year or so since building the cage but hopefully we are in for a more settled winter and spring. It has been productive but unpredictable. The […]
I called in to see the Randwick community organic garden on 19 Jan to see what they were doing with their space. They are funded by the Randwick City Council and the garden is organised along the lines of […]
Quickly dropped in to visit the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens [basically Newcastle NSW and surrounds] while passing on 13 Jan . They are located at Hexham on the north side of the Newcastle river beside […]
On Jan 11  I visited the Forster community gardens while staying in the area to the north of Sydney on the mid NSW coast. They are in a small park like gardening area next […]
Crops have been turned over and new plantings are starting to develop well. We are finally working out what grows here… should be a good spring.
Some nice saracenia pitcher plants out in flower at the Sydney Botanic gardens out behind the Tropical house and Pyramid area.
Went for a long walk around the Australian Botanic Garden at Mount Annan out near Cambelltown in Sydney. [Sunday 4th September] Last time I was there was about 10 years ago in 2000… there was […]
The cage planting has been reorganised somewhat to make it easier to get to and weed and tend the plants. A strip around the inside edge has been left free along with several walking strips […]
Went for a wander through the Sydney Botanic Gardens on Saturday 9 July and even though it was mid winter I was impressed by these two displays still going strong despite the cold and wind […]
Corner of Myrtle and Pine Street, Chippendale, Sydney. Some quick snaps of some of the street plantings … it’s small scale but really does give the place some atmosphere and even some useful urban food sources. […]
Villa Carlotta on the edge of lake Como in northern Italy This would have to be one my favourite gardens for citrus I’ve found so far. It mainly revolves around a planting of various citrus […]
Soil goes in to the cage now that main construction has been completed.
This is stage 1 of building the cage for growing vegetables in a hostile environment. It is designed to be free of wallabies, bower birds and possums all of which strip growth very quickly. It […]