Backyard Food Forest Gardening using Ecological Principles

Have you ever wondered how forests develop, how they regenerate after destruction, why certain plants grow happily in certain areas without any human…

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A Return to Nature – Organic Design

In a previous article on Wellbeing Gardening I summarised the research regarding the strong links between health and well-being and nature, but more…

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Indigenous Plants

What is an indigenous plant? Indigenous plants are not only native to Australia, but they are plants that occur naturally in your local area. Your…

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Produce in Pots

Plants in pots... it’s hardly a new or revolutionary concept... I mean, we are all well acquainted with the potted Maidenhair fern in the bathroom, a…

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Rental Properties and Small Spaces as Productive Oases

As population and cities grow, houses on traditional quarter acre blocks are becoming more expensive and you may only have the option of renting or…

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Sustainable Garden Furniture

Even if we live in an apartment, most of us have some sort of garden furniture – even if it is just one chair. Traditionally made out of wood, tables…

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Sustainable Garden Edging

Why bother with garden edging? Why not just let plants grow up to the edges of lawn (if you have it) or of paths? Unfortunately, soil and mulch…

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We Need to Talk about Concrete

Did you know that the environmental impacts of concrete are out of control and that the carbon dioxide produced from the production of concrete are a…

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Sustainability of Horizontal Garden Surfaces

In order to walk around your garden, or to have open spaces for table and chairs, you might be seeking to install a surface that is firm, attractive…

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How Sustainable is your Garden?

We talk a lot about sustainability, but what does it actually mean in relation to gardening? How can we contribute to a more 'sustainable' world by…

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