December 2016

Published a story 6th Dec 2016 10:45 AM

WE thought it was about time we busted some green fallacies. So we asked our gardening expert, Leon Coventry, for some advice.

Some common garden myths

WE thought it was about time we busted some green fallacies. So we asked our gardening expert, Leon Coventry, for some advice.

November 2016

Published a story 14th Nov 2016 12:43 PM

EVERY gardener knows that one of the most precious resources for a healthy vegetable or flower patch is water.

How to save water while maintaining a gorgeous garden

EVERY gardener knows that one of the most precious resources for a healthy vegetable or flower patch is water.

Published a story 7th Nov 2016 5:32 PM

RIGHT now my lawn is full of bindis. I've used the garden spade to remove many, but I refuse to spray with poisons for health reasons.

Now's the time to say goodbye to unwanted visitors

RIGHT now my lawn is full of bindis. I've used the garden spade to remove many, but I refuse to spray with poisons for health reasons.

Published a story 1st Nov 2016 5:11 AM

ONCE it was a cow paddock. Today it is a meandering collection of conifers, native woodland, variegated plants, palms, succulents and other delights.

Gardening: Plantings create nature haven

ONCE it was a cow paddock. Today it is a meandering collection of conifers, native woodland, variegated plants, palms, succulents and other delights.

October 2016

Published a story 17th Oct 2016 6:05 PM

ADDING interest to your garden can be as simple as creating tiny landscapes with rocks.

Want a garden that rocks? Well, here's how you get it

ADDING interest to your garden can be as simple as creating tiny landscapes with rocks.

Published a story 4th Oct 2016 6:20 AM

WHAT is it about palms that makes you instantly go all, well, tropical.

Gardening: Dreaming of a tropical paradise

WHAT is it about palms that makes you instantly go all, well, tropical.

July 2016

Published a story 26th Jul 2016 9:24 AM

IF YOU like to drink wine, maybe you’d like to grow grapes.

Here’s cheers, grow your own wine

IF YOU like to drink wine, maybe you’d like to grow grapes.

Published a story 19th Jul 2016 7:56 AM

THIS job has its perks. Right now I’m tucking into a delicious piece of cake made from the big bunch of bananas I picked from Ewen and Karen Talbot’s garden.

Gardening: Poo key to great harvests

THIS job has its perks. Right now I’m tucking into a delicious piece of cake made from the big bunch of bananas I picked from Ewen and Karen Talbot’s garden.

June 2016

Published a story 27th Jun 2016 6:48 PM

THE sheer magnitude of Janet Frith-Hall and her husband Michael’s garden, just outside Kyogle, would alone impress any green thumb.

An immense garden that is perfectly populated

THE sheer magnitude of Janet Frith-Hall and her husband Michael’s garden, just outside Kyogle, would alone impress any green thumb.

Published a story 21st Jun 2016 7:10 AM

AS YOU read this, the heavy rain we have been experiencing may be receding ... or not.

Cleaning up after the rain the clean up begins

AS YOU read this, the heavy rain we have been experiencing may be receding ... or not.

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I am an editor with a broad range of interests including well-being, the environment, politics, lifestyle issues, social trends, sex and relationships and community. I am also a qualified counsellor and permaculturist, a dog lover and a yogi. I have written two books, Sex, Optimism and Surviving the 21st Century (Harper Collins) and Slow Sydney (Affirm Press). I love new ideas and people who think outside the box . I enjoy working in a close-knit community.