How to grow a Venus flytrap

Recently, my venus flytrap has produced a lot of flowers and has managed to catch a tasty meal. The venus flytrap, Dionaea muscipula,  is a part of the DROSERACEAE family, which originates from the subtropical wetlands in the United States. The venus fly trap is popular for its trapping mechanism. At the tip of the leaves a trap-like structure develops…

Shinjuku Gyoen glasshouse

G'day everyone, During my travels around Japan I came across the Shinjuku Gyoen glasshouse, which is located inside the Shinjuku Gyoen gardens. In case you are curious to see pictures of the gardens I will leave a link to the last blog I did on my travels around Japan. 'Chasing Cherry Blossoms' - Shinjuku Gyoen gardens: https://gardenersnotebook.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/chasing-cherry-blossoms/ Unfortunately,…

Happy Mother’s Day

  G'day everyone, I hope you all have a great day today.  By Bonnie-Marie Hibbs ©BMHPhotographyTheGardener’sNotebook2014

The colour of Autumn

 G'day everyone, Today I have just a few photos for you to enjoy of some autumn colour. In the next few days I will be posting some blogs on Japan and what I have been up to in my own garden. Until next time happy gardening. By Bonnie-Marie Hibbs ©BMHPhotographyTheGardener’sNotebook2014

Autumn is Here

 G'day everyone, Autumn is finally here and that means the autumn colour is starting to gradually appear around the garden. In Autumn you can start transplanting any plants that need to be moved (you can also transplant in the winter months). It is your last chance to give any hungry plants a good feed before the…

Chasing Cherry Blossoms

G’day everyone, For a great number of years I have admired the art of Japanese garden landscapes and the beauty of the cherry blossom season. For a very long time I have dreamt of one day seeing the cherry blossoms and it is now one thing I can check off my ‘things to see’ list.…

Happy Earth Day!

G'day everyone, Today marks the 44th anniversary of Earth Day which began in 1970. Earth Day is about inspiring, teaching and raising awareness of the Earth's natural environment and what can be done to help sustain it. This year's theme is all about green cities,  which I believe is quite an interesting topic. The green cities campaign was…