Upper North Shore Sydney Australia

Overcoming Light Limitations

Perhaps there is a shady place in your house or garden where you would like to grow plants. Here are some tips to create brightness and increase warmth in a shady area like a courtyard or side path.

Fruit Tree Decisions

When deciding on what fruit trees and where and how you will plant and harvest them consider these points. Many fruit trees can grow very large and their roots can travel upto 3 – 5 times the height of the tree seeking water and nutrients and become damaged if you dig around them.

Coffee and Firelight

Having recently moved to my new home in the leafy, bush suburb of Berowra, NSW I acquired a very efficient wood burning heater and purchased a new coffee machine both provide me with recycling waste. Apart from the sheer pleasure of enjoying the brew and the firelight what is left from this activity is grounds and ash. Both of these products can be used effectively into assisting you to build up the health of your garden soil.

herb planter pots

Boosting Sunlight

I want to grow my own crop of luscious red tomatoes and I think have the ideal place.

Actually given the lack of growing spots in my coastal garden it is probably the only place.


Australian temperate zones

Our garden information is based here in Australia where we live in a temperate climate. Information, from the Australian Bureau of meteorology, includes the inland area of Brisbane, New South Wales tablelands and coastal region of Sydney, and much of Australia’s southern coastal area from Melbourne, Adelaide through to Perth…