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Lego in the garden

Lego and gardening aren’t often mentioned in the same sentence. But one man – Jin Kai Soo – decided to change all that. Read more

The Geeky Gardener turns ONE

The Geeky Gardener has turned one. Well, the blog’s anniversary was more than a month ago. Sorry. Read more

The secret life of winter plants

It’s winter here in the southern hemisphere. But it’s what I’d call a wimp’s winter, at least where I am, in a temperate zone. Read more

Rain, rain, come again … petrichor or geosmin?

Autumn rain after a dry summer triggers an instant transformation of our surroundings. If you have a backyard, you don’t have to step too far to appreciate it. Read more

Red and yellow and ….

In the US, they call it leaf peeping, in Japan, momijigari. It’s when people flock to parts of the country to see leaves change colour in autumn. Read more

Pandora news out of the box

I have even more exciting news to share. It started with an email, some online research and left me gobsmacked. Read more

Sunflowers: the untold story

There’s nothing subtle about sunflowers. There they stand, taller than the garden fence, with vibrant yellow heads screaming summer and ‘look at me’. Read more

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