Thanks for the rain!

March was beautiful with a blessed 140mm of rainfall in Mudgee. Temperatures remain fairly warm and my garden has shown its gratitude in April. Some summer-flowering plants are staging a last hurrah, even as the elm leaves are turning yellow and the usual autumn flowerings begin. Following my last blog post, my gorgeous single white…

June in my Mudgee garden

I’m pretty pleased with my winter veggies this year. My vegetable garden consists of several raised beds, some of which have hinged canopies covered with fruit fly- excluding mesh- these being the tomato beds. I planted a green manure mixture in the tomato beds- this is something I wrote about in some detail in my…

fire days

There are times when gardening becomes a luxury, when the forces of nature remind us that our understanding of our domestic environment, is tenuous at best. This past week has been such a time. Our scorching, drought-stricken summer has, predictably, delivered an onslaught of bushfires in the central west. For at least a week, my…

Sustainability made easy

Would you like hundreds of bright flowers, herbs and vegetables in your garden, which you haven’t had to plant, or care for? Which thrive in thin soil, surprise you by popping up in beds you’ve prepared for other plants, or materialise in remote corners of your garden? If you don’t have this, you absolutely can, and you…