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Newsletter #51 – September 2019 – Spring plantings

I had a fantastic time speaking at Bess Flowers in Paddington a few weeks ago, surrounded by stunning native flowers and great company! I spoke about growing natives in urban settings, as Bess had a lot of customers who had asked about growing Australian plants in their gardens. To finish up, we did a demonstration […]

Newsletter #50 – Deep (Long Stem) Planting – August 2019

Deep (Long Stem) Planting In Action This month, I want to show you what I think are some inspiring ways to mitigate climate change, whilst also growing beautiful native plants. With the planet in a more critical state than ever, planting trees and shrubs is a fantastically simple way to stabilise soils, store carbon, provide […]

Newsletter #45 – February 2019- Creating habitat gardens

In light of recent articles about the rapid decline of insect numbers, I’d like to take the opportunity in this month’s newsletter to look at practical ways we can personally help. There are many things we can do on an individual level, whether you live in a terrace or apartment with no back garden, a […]

Newsletter #43 – July 2018 – Frost, On The Road- Again

Winter Frost Going from the warmth of the top end of Australia on my last tour, and now being back in crisp and cool Tasmania, I was sent this question which seemed appropriate as I went from t-shirts to jumpers and jackets:  Q- I have a small kangaroo paw which has been flowering for months. Had a frost two […]