To all the wonderful supporters of Kumbartcho, as of 2pm 20th March 2020 the Environment Centre at Kumbartcho closed as a preventative measure to minimize visitors exposure to the Coronavirus.…Continue
Well, I finally have a small space within the nursery that surrounds my new home, to grow some pots of edibles for myself.
Some sunlight during the day but shade in the arvo.
Because I'm renting I'm keeping to pots and grow bags (still to come) so I need food plants that won't grow huge or need too much space and are productive and versatile.
Herb pot (foreground) has been going for many months now at the last house-sit. When moving, I emptied the pot, shoved the plants…Continue
Compared to Brisbane, there aren't many gardening related workshops on offer at Bribie so I was keen to support this one run by Helen Schwencke at the local library yesterday.
Helen has put out a wonderful little book full of colour photos with a pic for each butterfly in adult, caterpillar and chrysalis stages called Create More Butterflies
Available on her website Earthling Enterprises it's not cheap at…Continue
Where to start....an update.
A year ago I was put in the position of having to sell my home, well established food garden and bee hives. Painful to say the least, especially as the agreed trigger to sell was the passing of my last two dogs.
As I owned only half of the house there was never going to be enough left over to buy another house....even if I could get another loan at my age I simply didn't want a mortgage hanging over my head.
Rent? (Expensive and would…Continue
While I'm staying at Armstrong Creek for this extended period of house sitting it has given me the opportunity to explore the region when I have the time at weekends. This weekend my sister was staying over and I wanted to go check out the Phoenix Sculpture Gardens at Mt Glorious run by Graham and Margit Radcliffe.
Graham is an incredibly talented sculptor and also a painter. They have a property at the top of Mt Glorious…Continue