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Not culturing my horticulturist much lately.

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Ahh, the inspiration that was supposed to come with a new page …   didn’t.. I spend less time in the garden lately and more time doing colourful paintings. I’m enjoying

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Good Bug posters/info sheets

One of my favourite subjects to talk about is beneficial insects. These are sometimes loosely called good bugs, even though they’re not strictly bugs. Below are the small posters I

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Reduce your Kitchen’s Impact by changing what you eat

https://theconversation.com/how-to-reduce-your-kitchens-impact-on-global-warming-68484 There are many ways to reduce our impact. The kitchen is a great place to start.

Nightmare trees – right tree, wrong place.

We wanted some shade and some biomass. We’d both done a PDC and thought a powton would be good, we could easily chop it back to ground level each year,

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Perth plants like some shade in summer.

After removing some large trees because they were too shady, we’re having to make shade in other ways, ironically. The aquaponics is now covered and the north side of the

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Five main types of pest ants in the Perth area.

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There are five main types of invasive ants in the Perth metro area. Pheidole megacephala Coastal brown/big headed ants Technomyrmex White footed ants Linepethina species Argentine ants Iridomyrmex spp (various)

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Small scale compost systems

Small scale compost systems – bin style, slow composting. The process of turning organic matter into compost can seem like magic, though it’s really quite simple with a few pointers

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Slug hunting season

Slug hunting season again, it isn’t too cold to go out with a head torch at night and drown the little slimy suckers in some soapy water. I have read

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All agaves are not equal

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Agaves are a group of xerophytic plants, able to withstand drought and in many cases, strong sun. Perfect for Perth summers. There are many species and some are sharp and

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My first time on radio!

Yesterday I was part of a weekly radio garden show on Curtin FM 100.1 with a garden buddy, Faye Arcaro, who is a bit famous for winning Gardening Australia’s Golden

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