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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

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

Rocks in pots a load of crock

Pots, pots, pots. Gardeners are potty about pots, be they terracotta, plastic, self-watering or not. Read more

Sharing the geeky love in 2014

February seems a bit late to wish everyone a Happy New Year but I hope 2014 is treating you well so far anyway. Read more

Egg myth cracked open

It sounds like a fantastic idea, doesn’t it? Water that you’ve just boiled your eggs in can be used on the garden to give your plants a calcium boost. Just leave the boiled water to cool down, then slosh it around your plants. Read more