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How to be a Bee's-Knees Australian Native Bee Supporter!

How to be a Bee's-Knees Australian Native Bee Supporter!

Those of you who follow our Instagram or FB pages will know that the Balcony garden at Up On The Rooftop is home to two Australian Native Bee hives of the species Tetragonula Carbonaria. You too can be a bees-knees supporter of these gentle insects in your urban garden!

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How To Treat Powdery Mildew In Your Small Space Garden

How To Treat Powdery Mildew In Your Small Space Garden

What do I use on the Balcony to control the dreaded white scourge of powdery Mildew? Summer wouldn't be the same without powdery mildew in the garden! I've sifted through all theinformation on the subject for you and distilled it into this easy,  guide so that you too can manage and treat this very common problem.

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The Joy of Growing a Garden

The Joy of Growing a Garden

Growing a garden in a small space is one of life's greatest privileges. Whether it is large or small, on land or a container garden, producing food or something pleasing to the eye is very satisfying. Lessons from my Balcony garden transfer well to life.

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Pickled Balcony Cucumbers Recipe

Pickled Balcony Cucumbers Recipe

Pickles are quick and easy to prepare and are a favourite traditional food. Fermented foods aid gut health and it's so easy to do! This is the recipe I use for quick and easy pickles using my Balcony grown Cucumbers. 

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Gardening Australia Visits our Balcony Garden

Gardening Australia Visits our Balcony Garden

Costa Georgiadis, Gardening Australia host visited the Up On The Rooftop Balcony garden recently and showcases how I personally grow in containers, proving that with some easy tips and practises, having the small space garden of your dreams is achievable. Come and enjoy Costa's tour...

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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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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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Urban food growing movement gains traction!

Urban food growing movement gains traction!

As fears of coronavirus intensify, Australian supermarket shelves have been stripped of dry goods – but it’s gardeners who are best prepared. The urban food growing movement is, at last, demonstrating itself to be a solution to the possibility of food shortages.

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