We came back from the 2022 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show recently buzzing with design inspiration, and a case of COVID! With over 103,000 people in attendance at this year's show, the first in three years due to the pandemic, it was perhaps no surprise that both Ludovic and myself came down with COVID-19 upon our return to Tasmania. We are both feeling much better now. However, we spent the best part of April catching up with work that we could not get done w
Do I need to convince you that Tasmanian native plants not only look good, but many of them taste great as well? Well do not just take my word: Trust the Feisty Tasmanian! We took a little road trip not too long ago to Tasmania's northern coast to visit Murnong, the garden of Rees and Col Campbell in Wynyard. This is not just any suburban garden. It is chockful of edible native plants from Tasmania. Rees is also known as 'The Feisty Tasmanian' and she shares a passion for edi
What does an old tank and a recycled fence have to do with growing your own food? A lot! If you are interested in doing more with less and saving water that is. We spent the recent Recreation Day long weekend making several wicking beds for one of our favourite 'clients', Aunty Trish. Trish is renting her home but wanted to get more our of her garden. So we designed a plan featuring containerised plants that could be transported if and when Trish has to move out of that home.
Do not worry, this is Gabrielle's (not Pandora's) box. If you are interested in growing your own vegies, then you may want to take a peek inside. By now, most of you have probably cottoned on that this is indeed a box for storing seed. Until recently, I have been storing our seeds in an old food safe in a cool, dry place in the house. This arrangement has worked quite well until now, with the seeds seemingly remaining viable. However, it was getting a little messy in this saf
When seeking garden design inspiration, sometimes the best place to look is indoors. Heading into town the other weekend, we were driving past City Park when I asked my partner to stop. There was a place I wanted to see that I had not visited for a while. Living on a bush block has its advantages, i.e. tranquillity, beauty, clean air and so on. However, sometimes I just want to see what else is out there in the big wide world. Well at least in the rest of Tasmania! ;) The Joh
We recently completed the construction of two garden beds on a bush block surrounded by beautiful forest here in northern Tasmania. We have already shown you some photos from the initial stages of this project. However, as you will see below, much has happened since that time! In this part of the world, if you want to eat what you grow then you need to protect your garden from other forest inhabitants. Possums, quolls, wallabies, pademelons and even feral deer live locally. T