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
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
Pots, pots, pots. Gardeners are potty about pots, be they terracotta, plastic, self-watering or not. Read more
If you type ‘gardenias’ and ‘Epsom salts’ into Google, you’ll find a range of gardeners keen to share their love affair with this cheap and available plant tonic. Read more
Fallen leaves are making a dense mat on my lawn and I don’t know what to do.
Should I rake them up? Or go over them with the lawnmower, leaving the clippings as a mulch? Read more
It’s been raining and the colours in the garden are more vivid than ever. The water cranks up the green yet blackens the soil. It’s a garden of contrasts.
When the rain stops and the temperature lifts a little, the smell of damp soil beckons me outside. I can thank the molecule geosmin for that. Read more