Yearly Archive: 2009

Wintergreens: fun fresh and filling

August 29, 2009 Last weekend I helped my wife weed a small patch underneath a row of Westringia.  Growing amongst the weeds were a lettuce and some English spinach which had popped up on their own.  I was quite impressed that some of our weeds were edible but it focused my attention on the lack of greens that...
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Winter Pruning with Top Hedge

August 9, 2009 Well this Sunday is National Tree Day.  Check the wider media for locations where you can go and help plant trees.  Trees are so valuable for our life.  Not just for the oxygen they provide and the carbon they remove from the atmosphere. Trees are beautiful to look at.  They provide timber for building.  They...
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Viburnums, Ballarat Winter Gardening

July 28, 2009 The Viburnum hedge I palnted around the drive in the backyard is budding up and about to flower.  Winter is its time to shine, although it does look good for the rest of the year as well.   So I thought this week we would have a quick chat about Viburnums. Now I planted Viburnum tinus. ...
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Winter Pruning with TOPhEDGE

July 18, 2009 Winter has been great this year.  The wind and rain on the weekends has been great for sitting in front of the fire and catching up on all your garden reading.  Now we have passed the shortest day of the year the energy in the garden is changing and there’s a bit to get done...
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