Last of the summer’s tasty wild greens

Three kinds of tasty, nutritious leafy green vegetables have survived in my Mudgee garden despite the harshest summer ever. They’re all “wild” greens- chicory and sorrel, which also grow on local roadsides and river banks, and Warrigal Greens, an Australian native plant which grows on sand dunes close to coastal rivers and beaches. With winter…

Finding ways to smile

Autumn means gorgeous roses in Mudgee. After some nice rain in the last month my garden has sprung back to life with brilliant roses and some unexpected surprises. Rose “Mardi Gras” is a stand-out for repeat flowering , longevity of blooms and lovely colour changes as the blooms age, from vibrant orange/yellow to soft pinks…

Tasty Rock Samphire- right at home in Mudgee

Rock samphire is an attractive, unusual and hardy border plant. The leaves can be eaten raw as a tangy addition to salads, or used in a variety of interesting recipes. Originating on rocky sea cliff faces on the coasts of Britain and Mediterranean countries, and in Europe, North Africa and the Black Sea, it’s also…