Judy Glattstein is an enthusiastic gardener with special interests in bulbs, native plants, woodlands plants and more. She shares her knowledge through lectures, books and garden articles, and garden consultations.
A Simple Guide To Gardening Month By Month – Follow The Yellow Brick Home
Have you been waiting for spring so you can get back to work in the garden? While the more enjoyable...
Blueberry cage roof question
Right now I use netting for my roof and take it down every late fall because of snow and the ice. Does anyone here in the winter states have a permanent roof and what is it. Pictures would be great. I’m thinking it would…
Week 6: Diseases, Garden Paths, and Outriggers (never a dull moment)
Just when I thought I could sit back and watch my garden grow, the plot thickened… First, some irony of having high raised boxed to make it easy to pull weeds. I woke up one day and realized…
Wicking beds - A smart way to grow in Perth's climate
Wicking beds are basically containers with water reservoirs at the base. Plants are watered from below rather than above, moisture is drawn up through the soil via a process called capillary action or wicking. This allows moisture to be more evenly distributed through the soil, creating better growing conditions for the plants. Pros Uses between 40% and 50% less water than a conventional garden bed. Harder for weeds to establish as the soil on the surface is drier. Once established plants…
Companion Planting Chart - The Permaculture Research Institute
Click for larger view Further information: Companion Planting Information and Chart Companion Planting Guide Biodiverse Systems are More Productive
Plant Lovin’ – Native Violet
What plant do you use when you have a lot of shade, an area that always seems damp, and you don’t want, or can’t grow a lawn?? It has to be low maintenance and flowers would be lovely. …
A high country native garden at Cloudy Hill
After a tree change to central NSW, Fiona and Alex have created a native garden that flourishes despite the harsh conditions of the high country.
What to plant along a fence
If you have an ugly bare fence, then a bit of greenery will always change the entire look. But what should you plant along it? I do get asked what my plants are (a couple of photos are below). And I am pretty basic in the garden, but I have had a few houses over […]