Living Mulch: Waterwise, Firewise & Seriously Good Looking

Mulching the garden to cut-back on water-use is enshrined in garden lore. Protecting the soil from direct sunlight prevents it from getting hot and…

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Is Your Tea Sustainable?

Tea has been a favorite beverage of many cultures for centuries. Drunk originally in China for medicinal purposes it is now mainly drunk to get a…

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January In Your Patch

January is here! Wondering what to do in the garden? What vegetables and herbs should you plant? It's the start of the New Year and whether it's time…

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Mountain Black Pepper

One of SGA’s subscribers, Zeljko Horvatin, is a chef and is studying horticulture. He writes: “Over the last couple of years, while studying, I’ve…

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Davidson’s Plum

Davidsonia pruriens Australia is blessed with thousands of native edible plants, yet not many people know this. When asked to name any bush foods,…

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Leanne’s Permaculture Garden

Leanne’s garden, based on permaculture principles, was one of those opened recently in our Open Gardens and Tours program. She describes it as being…

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Wild Orange

Indigenous Australians enjoyed a diverse supply of interesting edible plants in the millennia before white settlement. Some, like macadamias, have…

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Pigface – Carpobrotus glaucescens

If you’ve walked over a sand dune on the way for a swim on a summer’s day in Eastern Australia you may have noticed a succulent plant with a…

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Native Rosella

The beauty of Hibiscus heterophyllus is that it not only produces many lovely flowers over an extended period, it also has edible parts and useful…

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Midyim Berry

The midyim berry Austromyrtus dulcis (also known as midgen berry or sand berry) is an easy to grow bushfood which occurs naturally in coastal areas…

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