What an ‘Up’ and ‘Down’ year in my garden
Thankfully there’s been more of the ups.
Being confined to home during COVID-19,
my companionship strategies have changed.
Interaction with dear friends, family and local
acquaintances has forced me to work in the
garden and enjoy the tranquillity.
November is one of the busiest times in
the garden, especially the kitchen garden!
Crop Rotation - mixing things up
As very amateur home gardeners
(speaking from personal experience) most of
us know that crop rotation is something that is
going to help us grow healthy happy veggies
that we (instead of very hungry caterpillars
and other pests) get to enjoy munching on.
Health and happiness from the garden
In these times of high anxiety and enforced
social isolation, connecting with nature helps
us both physically and emotionally. It may
be walking in our local bushland, breathing
the fresh fragrant air, seeking out or admiring
the wild flowers, local fauna, and majestic
Eucalypts and acacias. Admiring the beauty,
the fresh greenery and colour and being
inspired to “garden’ in one of its many forms.
You may just be tidying up a neglected area,
repotting plants on your verandah or indoor
patio, taking some cuttings to share with
friends, weeding and feeding our ‘lawns’ or
growing vegetables, herbs and flowers. Also
taking photos to journal, or share, and drawing
or painting some outdoor inspiration. Being
amongst ‘the greenery has mental health
Banksias brighten up a winter garden
The onset of winter brings the striking
flowers of the many Banksia species to the