As I sit here on my balcony with a cup of hot tea in hand I am reminded of how important it is to close my eyes and just listen to all the sounds around me. One of my favourite things of all to hear is the sound of nature. One of my goals as […]

They are the taste of an english summer– Alys Fowler Cant wait to try this recipe of ‘Strawberry jam with Lavender and honey‘ when I get my harvest of freshly grown  Strawberries and Lavender.

This was a quick shot taken with my iPhone camera of a Marigold (Bonanza Bolero) plant blooming in my little nursery. All I feel like saying to it is: Hello my pretty! I can feel the excitement blooming. Enjoy.

On Saturday I went on a muddy adventure to gather up some free leaf compost from the Victoria Park Transfer Station. This was the second attempt by my fellow gardener and I as the last time we went it was all gone by 10:30am. To guarantee that we got a go at scooping some of this […]

This week was definitely full of obstacles, from maintaining the control and balance of microorganisms that go hand in hand with worm composting to a sudden disaster! First off in regards to the worm bin: you will always find other tiny creatures joining in to help with decomposing your food waste, but the key is […]

The weather has been really nice the past few days so yesterday when it was bright and beaming I spent a perfect day setting up my pots and amending my 4 year old soil. Unlike a lot of other container gardeners I don’t throw my soil out after the season is up, I like to keep […]

Does this image make your mouth water for all those tasty goods like it does mine? I mean check out those greens and heirloom tomatoes.  

I have always had a fascination with worm composting;turning my food scraps into usable black gold;digging my hands into worm castings and simply watching such tiny creatures do what comes naturally. My first attempt at this form of composting in 2012 was a total disaster, and to be honest it was entirely my fault as I […]

Just thought I would post a quick update on the Friendly Sunflower Competition. So far MrCrayons (Daniel C) kindergarten class seed was the first to germinate on April 2nd, followed quickly after by my Mexican red seed on April 3rd. Both participating kindergarten classes germinated their seeds inside standard ziplock bags with a moist paper […]

Take a look at what Czech artist Veronika Richterová does with plastic bottles: this simply boggles my mind. She takes something that gets tossed and discarded on a massive scale everyday and uses them to create beautiful nature related sculptures! From Cacti, fern like plants, flowers and more. Mimicking our natural environment with something so unnatural. Wouldn’t it […]