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Posts tagged ‘gardening’

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

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

Dirt lessons in the garden

I was crouching down weeding with my 5-year-old playing alongside me when I realised that I was geeking and gardening at the same time. 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