Soil is a complex and fascinating substance, and understanding a few things about the biodiversity of soil is important for creating healthy and fertile gardens.
In recent years, it has come to light that insect populations (including bees) are declining. Bees play an essential role in the pollination of plants and over a third of the world’s food crops rely on pollinating insects for their production.
The work of the bees is far more noticeable to us than that of worms, and bees have long been recognised for their role in pollination and the useful substances they produce..
Permaculture is a system of agriculture developed to maximise productiveness of spaces and utilise resources in the most efficient way possible.
Australian natives make a fantastic choice for the urban garden, offering a wealth of different plant types that can provide flowers, sculptural good looks, edibles or scents all year round.
Making your own soil is a great way to make sure you can control the quality of your potting mix or garden beds.
Fertiliser and the nutrients they supply help plants to grow faster and healthier. A few simple principles will help in understanding what, when and how to fertilise your plants.