Bunnings Spring Release 2017

Whether you love them or loathe them, the big box hardware stores are here to stay and they want you to buy their stuff. So when I was invited to the Bunnings Expo to see their Spring 2017 releases, I thought I’d check it out for myself. The verdict: some things are...

Edible Flowers, Reminiscence and Raised Garden Beds for 2017

I love finding new things, don’t you? So I really enjoy seeing a preview of new plants and products that I think are good. This year at Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS) was no exception. Here are some of my picks.  Plants that support a good...

Growing Green Fingers – The Benefits Of Gardening For Children

Gardening – particularly if you’re growing your own food – has a multitude of health and general wellness benefits which will greatly improve the lot of any human [1], regardless of their age. Our children, however, are likely to experience a diverse and lasting range...

Growing Your Own Garden: Healthy, Accessible Food for the Whole Family

Around the world, the buzzword in gastronomic and health circles alike, is ‘slow’. With the scientific world publishing countless studies on the health benefits of the ‘Mediterranean Diet’, which is centred on consuming fresh, seasonal fruits, vegetables, grains and...

Balcony Garden & Container Gardening Ideas

Houses are getting bigger and yards are getting smaller. Yet everyone still wants to grow vegetables. With little space available now, you can set up a balcony garden and grow edibles in containers instead. Someone with a lot of experience growing in pots is New...