It’s early August and we are on the last leg of Winter. It’s around this time that I like to prepare for our Spring / Summer garden. This preparation includes forking and aerating the soil whilst adding compost and manure to enrich it further. In addition to that, I like to start building the framework […]Read more "Spring / Summer Garden Trellis"
Even the smallest of spaces can be used to create the most beautiful things. Take this water garden for example. The ceramic pot is only about one metre in diameter but provides a whole array of vibrant colours and life throughout the year. Best of all this can fit on a small balcony if you […]Read more "Water Garden"
…is truly another man’s treasure. I picked up three vintage wooden ladders from a neighbor down the road. They left it on the nature strip for people to take and that is exactly what I did. I stealthily carried them home in the dead of night – not because I felt bad – but because […]Read more "Another Man’s trash (2.0)…"
At home, we call the pathway on the Northern side of the house Wisteria Lane. Yes, the name was borrowed from the past TV series Desperate Housewives, but it is so befitting to what we have. We planted this Japanese Wisteria about 7 years ago and trained it to grow all along the path. It has grown […]Read more "Wisteria Lane"
…is now a cocoon. I found a black caterpillar munching away at a leaf on our lime tree. I left it there to do it’s business and a few weeks later I discovered that it had turned into a cocoon. I find it so fascinating how well it is camouflaged. It’s casing replicates the green […]Read more "The Little Caterpillar…"
I went to my mum’s friends house last week. She grows a lot of fruits and veggies and she taught us how to protect her new seedlings from Cabbage Moth caterpillars and any other greedy aerial pest wanting to forage and reproduce on your precious crop. I called this a hardware hack because each piece […]Read more "Hardware Hack"
Do you hate mowing the lawn? Or (like me) do you have a lawn that’s not worth mowing? Then look no further. I have just the answer for you. Well, it was really an answer for me. You see, our lawn actually isn’t a lawn. It is more of a weedfield. There are probably about […]Read more "Hate mowing the lawn?"