Gardening for Biodiversity – from Bush Gardens to Gardening the Bush

An inspiring talk was given by Dr. Charles Meredith at SGA's Annual General Meeting recently.  He is a highly respected ecologist with extensive…

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7 Ideas for Designing and Landscaping a Backyard Naturescape Playground

The concepts of sustainability and providing a better future for our younger generations are intertwined with physical and mental health. We can…

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Lawn Alternatives

Escape the mundane uniformity of an artificial vegetative mat and enjoy some of the visual and aromatic delights the natural world has on offer! Less…

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Sustainable Garden Edging

Photo by Ferelise and Alan Bonollo Why bother with garden edging? Why not just let plants grow up to the edges of lawn (if you have it) or of paths?…

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Green Manure

If you have a bit of space in your garden, growing green manures or cover crops is a great way to improve soil fertility and add organic matter to…

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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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Protecting Plants in Hot Weather

As our climate warms and the frequency of very hot days increases, the risk of plants being damaged increases too. It’s good to start thinking about…

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What makes my garden sustainable?

The vegetable garden is a flop, the drought tolerant plants turned up toes as soon as the summer rain came so I planted plants that like water, and…

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Greening Cities

If we live in city suburbs we are now used to seeing old houses in established gardens being pulled down to make way for new large houses, dual…

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