I live in a house with very little outdoor space, but I still wanted to grow some of my own food, so I started a container garden on my patio a few years ago. The first year was a steep learning curve with a lot of trial and error, but I've learned a lot about growing vegetables in containers and believe it's a valuable skill for everyone to have. I started this blog to share what I've learned and provide tips for making the most of the outdoor space you have. You'll find posts on a range of topics, such as the nutrients required for healthy vegetable plants, how to prepare your soil, companion planting for natural bug control and succession planting to grow more vegetables in the space you have available. I hope you enjoy my blog.

Eco-Friendly Options to Discuss With Your Home Builder

27 February 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

When having a new home built, you would do well to consider all the eco-friendly options possible and discuss these with a home builder. Your home and site will have quite a bit of impact on the environment while the house is being built and then after you take occupancy, so note a few factors to consider and talk over with your builder. Design the house and lot around the existing trees Read More …

Air conditioning advice | Great ways to keep cool during summer

19 July 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Nothing beats the feeling of a cool indoor relaxation during the hot summer season. Keeping your house cool is not as easy as it sounds. Not to worry. Help is here. With some of the following air conditioning tips, you will be able to beat the heat and enjoy the summer. Contact your contractor No one knows your AC better than your contractor. So, when the leaves begin to dry, get hold of your HVAC service provider. Read More …

What You Need To Know About The Queensland Brush Box Tree

6 May 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

With such a wealth of native tree species to choose from, it's often difficult for the average Australian gardener to know which specimens to choose. Even if you visit a local plant wholesaler, you're probably still spoilt for choice, so it's good to learn more about key native species. The Queensland Brush Box tree is a popular choice with Australian gardeners for several good reasons. Learn more here. About the Queensland Brush Box tree Read More …