In winter many of our plants die back and the garden looks bare and stark. But I like colourful flowers, so I cheat. Yes, I do. I buy fake flowers and place them amongst the foliage until the plant blooms again. The trick is to not go too flashy or too colourful. I choose small white flowers and unless you look closely, you can’t tell.
On Saturday 5 October 2019 everyone is welcome to attend the Hawthorn U3A Open Day, which is held in association with Seniors Week. Experience music items, displays of work, chat to members and Management Committee and enjoy refreshments.
September is Save the Koala Month (STKM). Australia’s much-loved icon, the Koala, was declared functionally extinct by the Australian Koala Foundation (AKF). The AKF thinks “there are no more than 80 000 Koalas in Australia. This is approximately 1% of the eight million Koalas which were shot for fur and sent to London between 1890 and 1927.”
Are you going away this Christmas break? Yes? I can hear your pot plants screaming already! That’s the problem, isn’t it? Who will look after your precious pot plants and hanging baskets while you go off for your vacation? Who will care for them as well as you do? In my family, the answer is no one.
The Alamein Community Garden (ACG) means so many things to so many people. Established in the early 1980s by the Alamein Community Committee (now the Alamein Neighbourhood & Learning Centre [ANLC]), the garden was the brainchild of local residents who saw a need for community members to have the chance to grow their own produce.
Looking for a cheap, pleasurable and safe activity that will keep you healthy? Bicycling through a series of interconnected and renovated green suburban belts might be just the thing you’re looking for.
Spring is the time to prepare your lawn for summer. Your grass has endured a long cold winter and won’t have taken up any nutrients. It may look sad and yellow. My grass has amazing green patches – but on closer inspection, it turns out that they’re weeds!
JUST recently, a plant died in my garden. That’s not so unusual – my plants die just like anybody else’s. In fact, it always puzzles me that out of a punnet of six healthy seedlings, there’s often one, planted on the same day into the same soil, that will curl up its roots and wither away while the others thrive. Despite my best care, it’s bound for plant heaven!