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What is Sustainable Urban Gardening?

What is Sustainable Urban Gardening?

Those who know my Balcony Garden will know that I adapt as many sustainable techniques as possible to maintain it. A few years ago I was struck with the fear that climate change would affect potable water supply, food and food systems.

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7 Winter Gardening Tips To Keep Your Garden Healthy

7 Winter Gardening Tips To Keep Your Garden Healthy

Winter is often considered to be a quiet time in the garden where the riotous colours of spring and summer give way to brown and deep shadows. Indeed for many plants, it is a dormant period and you can see this in the way trees and shrubs shed their leaves during the autumn because of reduced winter light levels. 

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Potting Up A Garden Basket

Potting up a Basket

Turn an old rattan basket into a pot planter It's so simple to do! Baskets can be found on Council garbage collection piles, Op Shops and often the dusty hidden storage areas of your home where a gift hamper basket might have been tossed.

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Grow Pineapples On Your Balcony

Grow Pineapples In A Small Space

Will I be sipping Pina Coladas in two years time?  Well, you know that I'm not averse to having a go at growing most anything up here on the balcony...Corn, Blueberries and Grapes have been successful...so why not Pineapples?

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Your Guide to Apartment Composting

Your Guide To Apartment Composting

There are lots of good reasons to compost. Save money, save resources, improve your soil and reduce your impact on the environment. Regardless of your reasons, composting is a win/win scenario. Good for you and good for the environment. 

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Grow A Vegetable Garden In Any Small Space

Balcony Vegetable Garden - Grow A Veggie Garden In Any Small Space

The first thing to consider is where you would like to build your small space vegetable garden. Space is crucial in deciding what plants you can grow in your garden. The key to success is ensuring that you make the best use of the space you have, using clever planting techniques and the right crops.

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How To Create The Perfect Small Garden

How To Create The Perfect Small Garden

Adding greenery to your urban dwelling can be done in even the smallest spaces like a balcony, rooftop, patio or terrace.  Using the right pots and tools you can create a low maintenance urban oasis to relax in or a sustainable urban garden to grow your own food.

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Olla care in Autumn and Winter

Olla care in Autumn and Winter

Your Waterpot Olla will last for years, with a little attention. During times when the container or garden bed are being renewed it is an easy and simple task to clean them in readiness for re-planting in soil or storing away.

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