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
Water and Bog Plants – The ideal Container Plants! Apart from mangroves, water-loving plants aren’t usually very big, they fit neatly in containers and can stay there without outgrowing them. Most of the “water” plants I grow are semi-aquatics. You can use about any container that holds water or for some a flower pot with … Read more Pond Plants: Easy, Moveable and Useful
Is more compost always a good thing? When it comes to soil, for the organic gardening movement, it’s all about organic matter. Most proponents tell that enough compost and adding lime according to the ph is all you need to grow a great crop on about every soil. I myself used this approach for years … Read more Compost and Lime is not Enough to Grow a Great Crop
There is a good thing about the cold season, I can spend much more time on the computer than usual. And goodness me I found out that my blogs got comments, better said, I found out how to look at them! I am so sorry for never answering the comments so far – but now … Read more Blogging, winter, an excuse and my first sweet potato harvest
“The old ironic name of “lawyers” for blackberries has been exported from England to the United States: in either case, once in their clutches you never escape! (Perhaps the makers of the handheld wireless device of the same name hoped for the sense of being captured by their product.)” states my beloved book “backyard medicine” … Read more In defence of the common blackberry