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Gardening – Versatile nettle

Weeds have been used as food for centuries – wild celery, wild onions, watercress, dandelion, borage, purslane and, of course, nettles. Nettles are perennials and...

Gardening – Preparing for the apocalypse!

As her mum packed away the groceries, my granddaughter asked if she was preparing for the apocalypse.  Perhaps we could start preparing by saving our...

Gardening – Drying herbs at home

The earliest physicians were all herbalists, using plants such as basil, horehound, rue, wormwood, sage, and garlic. For thousands of years medicine depended almost exclusively...

Gardening – April garden bursts with veggies

Are you one of the gardeners rethinking your lifestyle during the ‘cost of fresh vegetables crisis’?   Perhaps now is the perfect time to consider...

Gardening – Insects – eat or be eaten!

There are more than 200 million insects for every human living on Earth, mostly out of sight, yet essential for maintaining life on Earth.  ...

Gardening – Big challenges on small site

Gardening on 525sqm in a new subdivision has its challenges, as I found out recently when I visited a local gardener (who did not want...

Gardening – Celebrating the light

Despite 10,000 years of depending on plants for their very survival, humans, who had prospered by learning from their environment, didn’t recognise the part light...

Gardening – Fighting disease as nature intended

If you are a gardener, you will have realised that disease is multifaceted and only in a few cases can it be attributed to a...

Gardening – Tackling pests, nature’s way

New subdivisions have flourished on the peninsula recently, bringing in many fledgling gardeners.  A number have asked me if I would help them plan a...

Gardening – Greening the bubble

Survival and gardening have gone hand in hand for centuries, but in the last 50 years we have perfected the art of the unproductive urban...