How to Grow Garlic

If you love the flavour of Garlic and using it in your cooking, why not try growing it? Here are some tips and tricks on how to grow Garlic successfully!  Soil: To get the best out of your garlic and to produce large cloves soil texture and health is an important contributor. You will need…

Happy Easter!

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Easter! I will be back next week with more blogs as I am getting over a head cold. Until then, happy gardening! By Bonnie-Marie Hibbs ©BMHPhotographyTheGardener’sNotebook2018

How to harvest Seeds

It is often said that the Australian summer is hot and dry. This summer has lived up to that and more. We have experienced countless hot summer days with temperatures soaring over 40 degrees, only a week ago we experienced 42-45 degrees for 3 days in a row. Unfortunately the garden has felt the heat…

Irish Week – Tesselaar Tulip Festival

There may be a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow of tulips if you look close enough! It was Irish week at the Tesselaar Tulip festival!If you have been thinking of making a trip out to see the tulips you have one week left to do so! The festival will be open…

Herbal Tea – How to create a tea garden

It is said that if you are a green tea drinker you are doing your body a world of good! Tea does contain substances that have been linked to a lower risk for heart disease, cancer, and other health problems - Harvard Health Publications 2014. How do I start? Starting a herbal garden can be a fun…

What to do in the garden in August

Start sowing - August is the best time to start ripping open those spring seed packets and start sowing! As the weather begins to warm, seed germination during this time of year is ideal. For the best results sow seeds directly into seed raising potting mix and into small pots or trays. Once the seeds…

What was the first garden you ever made?

The last few days have been perfect gardening weather, but I haven't had the chance to get outside. However, I have been going through a lot of old photos and stumbled across a photo of the first vegetable garden that my family had whilst growing up. This photo, pictured above, is from 16 years ago!…