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Small spaces – are never too small!

Posted on:
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
Author:
Lazy Gardener

I recently returned from a lovely holiday in New Zealand. I stayed with my Aunt for some of the time and travelled the glorious East and West coast of the North Island – I was really overcome at times at the amazing beauty of the place. What I wanted to share from my journey was, […]

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Raised garden beds – pros and cons

Posted on:
Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
Author:
Chook Whisperer

I’ve got several pre-fabricated raised beds in my garden – the ‘tank’ type – and having used them for a few years, have got an idea of the good and bad points of this type of gardening. Here they are! Pros Saves your back: A 70 cm high raised bed brings the growing medium’s surface […]

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In mint condition: spearmint Mentha spicata

Posted on:
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
Author:
Lazy Gardener

This herb is a lovable rogue – don’t let it get the jump on you or it will take over your garden. I planted spearmint and that’s exactly what has happened. A profusion of spearmint. Lucky I like mint. So if you don’t want this to happen to you I suggest growing it in a […]

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Remember the rosemary

Posted on:
Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
Author:
Chook Whisperer

After killing my rosemary plant through enthusiastic over-harvesting, I was alarmed to discover that a replacement was not readily available: the recent wet weather had not been kind to the young plants in nurseries. Suddenly, I needed rosemary in nearly everything I wanted to cook and there was none to be had. It made me […]

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Aromatherapy for chooks

Posted on:
Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
Author:
Chook Whisperer

Lining your chooks’ nesting and laying boxes with sweet-smelling herbs may seem a bit ‘out there’ at first, but when you think that many species of wild birds add aromatic plants to their nesting material, the idea may be worth considering for the local flock. Herbs used in this way by wild birds usually have […]

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