Weedy Wednesday – Spiny Burrgrass

Weedy Wednesday – Spiny Burrgrass

Description:A purple/red, tufted annual grass to 600 mm diameter with upward bending stems, up to 800 mm tall, and a cylindrical spiny seed head that is often partially enclosed in the top sheath.As A Soil Indicator:Very low Calcium, High Potassium, High Phosphorus,...
Passionfruit Marigold

Passionfruit Marigold

I was very fortunate a couple of years ago when I was able to help out a community garden in our region and was gifted several plants as a thank you. One of these plants was a passion-fruit marigold – Tagetes lemmonii. Not knowing much about it at the time and...
Weedy Wednesday – Sorrel

Weedy Wednesday – Sorrel

Description:Sorrel is a perennial with a creeping habit, with lance shaped leaves 5-8cm long. Spikes of insignificant tiny, yellow flowers turn into small red/brown seeds. Leaves and stems can also have a brown tinge. The plant reaches a height of 30cm when in...
Weedy Wednesday – St John’s Wort

Weedy Wednesday – St John’s Wort

Description:Erect, about 700 mm tall perennial herb or small shrub with sprays of golden yellow, 5 petaled, 20 mm round, daisy like flowers in spring and early summer. It also reproduces from rhizomes and persistent root stocks. The leaves are opposite, light green...
Global Gardener – Urban

Global Gardener – Urban

Global Gardener is a documentary film series about the permaculture approach to sustainable agriculture. Bill Mollison, The father of Permaculture and auther of the permaculture designers manual along with Julian Russell produced the series for the Australian...