Ready, set, roses! A winter garden project

Life’s too short to delay planting a rose garden! Now is the perfect time to lay the groundwork- no excuses! Mudgee has the perfect climate for these tough, hardy botanical superstars. Here, anyone can have a display of colourful, fragrant blooms come spring-time.     This glorious rose in my garden blooms profusely from spring…

Mudgee school garden fair- sustainability in action

Forget “potted colour”, forget hothouse flowers that keel over at the first hint of winter frosts. Forget supermarket prices, too! Cudgegong Valley Public School’s 2017 garden fair was a great place to buy plants for anyone interested in sustainable gardening in our local area. Local knowledge is invaluable when it comes selecting the right plants for your garden. And the…

Searching for rare plants, and finding an expert

In the depths of winter, no-one wants me to photograph their garden, and my mind is on preparing for spring. I need amazing plants- so it’s time for a road trip to Perennialle Plants Nursery in Canowindra. They specialise in rare, frost- and drought- resistant perennials and shrubs. Just what I need! A sweet scent greets…