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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Using Coffee Grounds in the Garden

Spent coffee grounds are increasingly recommended by professionals and gardeners as a sustainable way to improve your garden soil and provide…

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Diverting Rubbish from Landfill: Recycled Treasures

“My garden is chock-a-block with rescued plants, rescued pots & garden furniture, mirrors, birdcages, wheelbarrows, barrel hoops, ladders and all…

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Gift Ideas for Sustainable Gardeners

If you're like me, come the beginning of December, I'm scratching my head to think of suitable presents that might be appreciated by the recipients.…

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Going Grey Water – Video

    Just be thankful you’ve got any water at all, even if it has been around the block once or twice before. But treat it with caution and…

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Wheeley Good Green Waste Solutions – Video

    Ever felt like the third wheel? Now you know how the green bin feels. It’s here for good and not for evil, so treat it right and feed…

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DIY Composting Videos

  Composting food and garden waste is easy, but there are a few tricks. Episode 1 – Lord of the Bins (Part 1) Lord of the Bins is a…

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Can’t compost food waste? Try sharing it

Would you like to reduce your carbon footprint by decreasing food waste which accounts for 30% of all the resources used in farming i.e. water,…

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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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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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Dedication to Productivity and Recycling

The first in SGA's series of Sustainable Open Gardens and Tours, Zofia's garden in Mt. Waverley, is an examplar of productivity and aesthetics with…

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Upcycled Containers for the Garden

If you like avoiding waste, being practical and saving money, then upcycling is for you. With a little imagination and a keen eye you can make…

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Garden Edging from Recycled Material

Not all of us have half a metre of topsoil in our backyards – unfortunately. So to get a decent depth for plants, especially veggies, to grow, we are…

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Recycling in the Garden for Art or Function

Our recycling photo competition has produced an inspiring collection of ideas for giving old materials a second life in the garden! For some…

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A Recycling Photo Competition

Do you have brilliant ways of using recycled material in the garden? Or garden material elsewhere? Are you one of those people who inspects carefully…

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