Hedging Bamboos – Malay Dwarf Variegated

A close up of the beautiful variegation of Bambusa heterostachya cv. Variegated (Malay Dwarf)

If you want to create a dense hedge to block out a neighbour, it’s hard to go past the variegated Malay Dwarf bamboo. Note that not all Bambusa heterostachya are variegated. You need to select the specific cultivar (cv) ‘variegated’, if you want this appearance. Don’t get me wrong here… the non-variegated cultivar is also an excellent […]

Who Said Orange Peels Aren’t Good for Compost?

I recently came across this meme on Facebook.   We all know Abe didn’t say that. But there are people who believed that meme and actually think he did. You see how the internet can sometimes be a source of false information? Take this for example: I love oranges. My family loves them, too. We […]

Hey! We found a robot to weed your garden!

There are a few robotic lawn mowers to choose from but Tertill is the first domestic robitic weeded we've come across.

Meet Tertill – he’s your new best friend. He can weed and scare garden pests away. He’ll do it day after day, month after month without pay. And you don’t even have to feed him ‘coz he’s solar powered! How good can it get? All you need to do now is get Tertill talking with your […]

How to Make Your Own High Quality Compost

Australia has the thinnest layer of topsoil of all the continents. Many of us buy in soils for our gardens and/or add large quantities of humus to try to improve what we have. Soils are being depleted all over the world.  With very little effort we can make a difference in our own backyard.  Here […]

Luscious Lavender

Honey made from lavender is very highly regarded.

by David Wilks  –  an ambitious, amateur gardener from a long line of ambitious, amateur gardeners! I have always found it very difficult to walk past a lavender bush without running my hands through the foliage. The oils are so pungent that I can smell them on my hands for the rest of the day. […]