May 262017

Hi, my name is:

Garden Snail

Describe yourself: Like most of the snails in your garden I’m a foreigner to this land. I am a bit of a nomad, travelling light and taking my shelter with me. But, rest assured, when I get to your place, if conditions are good, I tend to stay for a while. Some people say I’m slimy, but I reckon you should make up your own mind on that. I’m related to Slug and he pretty much does what I do in your garden but he doesn’t call a shell home! He’s a bit of an exhibitionist and you should see what he gets up to with his missus!!!! Continue reading »

Apr 272017

While the southern parts of Australia have donned winter pyjamas and flannelette sheets, the northern states are still revelling in warm, and mostly sunny autumn days. Regardless of the conditions in your little patch of paradise, there is still loads to do this month. Get set for those produce plants that need the cooler weather to grow. Continue reading »

Apr 272017

Every garden is sometimes afflicted with pests – grasshoppers, cabbage white butterfly caterpillars, scale and aphids being very common.  Is it always necessary to use a spray, either bought or home-made?  Just having certain plants in your garden can help repel insects or confuse them with their strong scent.  If they are planted near susceptible plants they will contribute to keeping insects at bay. Continue reading »

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