Upper North Shore Sydney Australia

Naked Baby (bare root) Trees

In a bare root nursery trees are grown in the open ground rather than in containers. They are lifted for transplanting during the winter when the plants are dormant.

Mulberry

Mulberry

Deciduous trees that provide good shade in summer, leaves turn yellow in autumn and drop. Mulberries can be grown either as (heavily pruned) bushes or standard trees. Some varieties can become very large trees and last 40 years.

Mint

Mint aka Common Mint, Garden Mint and Spearmint

Aromatic flavoursome herb that is mainly used raw in many cuisines or simply in salads. From mid-summer to early autumn plants bear pale purple flowers in whorls. Other aromatic mints include apple mint with white flowers, variegated apple mint with interesting leaf patterns (mentha suavolens) and chocolate mint (mentha piperita)  ….

Compost Dirt

Microflora & Microfauna of our Topsoil

Topsoil is defined as the humic (derived from decomposed plant and animal remains and animal excrement) upper fertile layer of soil.

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Malaysian Chicken Curry

Ingredients: (Serves 4) Curry 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil 7 finger limes, slice in half length ways, reserved the pulp of one finger lime to use as a garnish. 4 chicken thigh fillets, cut into bite size pieces 1 ½ tablespoons of fish sauce 3 tablespoons of tamarind puree 300…

oregano

Marjoram / Oregano

These two Mediterranean herbs are very closely related. Oregano is a wild form of margoram with a stronger flavour. Marjoram is a compact, shrub-like plant with small, soft and greyish-green leaves, while oregano has a spreading habit with light green, firmer leaves. The flowers for both these herbs are small and white and form tight clusters at the tip of the stem.

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Linguine with Atlantic Salmon, Finger lime, Leek and Capers

Ingredients: (Serves 4) 500g fresh linguine Olive oil 2 leeks, white part only, finely chopped 500g Atlantic salmon, skinned, pinned boned and cut into 2-3cm pieces 2 tablespoons drained baby capers, rinsed 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 2 cups baby spinach leaves, trimmed 4 tablespoons of finger lime pulp, 2…

lemongrass

Lemongrass

A perennial bushy clump of grass that grows in size each year. Native to India and Tropical Asia and very popular in Asian cooking.

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Lemon Verbena

A perennial deciduous shrub to 3m(10 foot) native to South America. It has narrow leaves in whorls of 3 and 4. Flowers vary from white to mauve and appear in spring or early summer.

Lemon Myrtle

Growing the Lemon Myrtle

The Lemon Myrtle is a wonderful evergreen native tree that belongs in your garden for its amazing citrus scent. Although it naturally grows in coastal rainforest areas in Queensland and New South Wales, it has adapted well to cooler climates as long as it isn’t subject to frost when young. In its native habitat it can grow to over 20 metres (66 feet) but in cultivation it would normally only grow to 5-8 metres (16-26 feet).