Pray for Rain and buy a Tank NOW: Australia is burning, dam levels are falling and water will be contaminated, you are not allowed to water your garden how long do you want to wait to buy that tank? Or get a second bigger one? Water restrictions are tough but they can get worse! Vegetables … Read more Why Everyone Needs a Water Tank
Plant some artichokes or cardoons in your perennial border! It will look amazing, gives you yummy artichokes, or in the case of cardoons hearty winter meals and all the leaves you want for artichoke leaf tea. Why would you drink such a nasty bitter tasting tea made out of bristly coarse leaves? An elderly Chilean … Read more Artichoke Leaf Tea – Easily Grown in Your Own Garden!
I still don’t know what to capitalize in headlines buit that’s another story…. To the chickweed salve: salves are generally way easier to make than creams. Creams are not rocket science either but you have to incoorporate the water base into the oil base and that is like making a good mayonnaise, it takes a … Read more Chickweed Salve is Super Easy to Make!
Pokeberries: I planted one bed together with echinaceas. They look SO pretty! I harvested the ripe ones and threw them in some vodka. I know this is strong medicine and to be taken seriously, but later I found out that small (very small) doses do a lot of good things. The alcohol turned magenta immediately. … Read more Poke Tincture – the most Beautiful Tincture ever! (Phytolacca Americana)
Chickweed Abundance! Now it’s chickweed time (however, the pesto is reserved for the warmer days)! If you have no other abundance in the garden right now you will probably have chickweed, provided that your soil is reasonably rich in nitrogen. Use chickweed directly after harvesting, it gets limp quickly. Chickweed is such a delicate herb … Read more How to tell chickweed apart from other weeds & delicious chickweed pesto!
If you think tree pruning is hard yakka, which is better left to some rough and tough boys demanding strength and no knowledge you might end up with some dead trees. Beautiful generations-old trees can be ruined in one poor pruning job – pruning might be hard yakka but required knowledge too. Today, we worked … Read more Tree Pruning – NOT a work for cheap contractors!
Skullcap is one of these herbs: it so useful and easy to grow! She probably will not like the tropics, but I would definitively give it a try in Sydney. Skullcap for a Calm Mind and a Sound Sleep The American Skullcap was used to treat rabies, for women’s complaints and more, but what intrigues … Read more Skullcap- Scutellaria lateriflora
I really really prefer selling to a person rather than stuffing my plants in a parcel, trying to max out Australia post and convince the ladies at the local post office that my dripping parcels do not contain chemicals or anything contagious. It is so much simpler and I can give you much bigger plants … Read more Dreaming a Herbal Botanic Garden