|My blogs have become rather cumbersome over the years, so for convenience I have restored an old unused blog to manage my data. This blog "Sustainable Organic Gardening" will be used as a portal to simplify the presentation of my story. Through this portal, you will still be able to access all my blogs and blogpages. I will deliver a monthly post to this new blog portal, and will continue to post regularly to Facebook, but I will not maintain any of my other blog posts. I will however keep all my blogpages up to date to the best of my ability.|
21 Mar 2017
29 Sep 2016
|Its spring in Melbourne and I thought I would take a few photographs of flowering ornamentals. These are African Daisies and as tough as old boots, but don't they look great.|
|Clivia are a striking plant, shade loving and drought tolerant, though they have benefited from our rather cool wet winter this year.|
|Spanish bluebells grow freely under our Apricot tree. They contrast well with the Clivia in the background.|
|This Californian Lilac is sweet smelling and beautiful in spring. It attracts pollinators more than any other plant in my garden.|
|I usually give the lawn a top dressing of sieved homemade compost every 3 months, and its due now. I don't think it needs it yet though, so I'll skip it this time.|
31 Aug 2016
|Here's a look at what's going on in my garden today.|
My Freesias are starting to flower, and this one already fills the courtyard with its buttery-sweet aroma.
|If you look carefully you can see a few greenfly on my rose. I washed them off yesterday, but I may have to spray them with Eco-oil to remove them entirely.|
I really like this pink Camelia, but I must find a solution to the leaf damage I seem to get every year.
|Its been flowering profusely for 3 months, and is still providing me with specimens like this one to enjoy. The bee seems to be enjoying it at least as much as I am.|
|Similarly, this Hebe has been flowering through most of the winter.|