Costa’s Visit to Open Amamoor School Kitchen Garden

costas visit

My kids go to an awesome primary school. It is a small country school and is surrounded by loads of green space. Some parents were passionate about creating a school kitchen garden. At the end of May, there was a working bee to get the kitchen garden established in its new space. The space was close to the undercover […]

Interview with a Gardener | Keith Gilbert

Kin Kin skool vege garden - the beginning, me,and the kids with a plan

Keith Gilbert started gardening late in life. But he has found his calling and now runs the Kin Kin State school garden and has a garden design business called, The Plot Thickens. (I just love that name!) Thanks Keith for sharing your garden story with us. First of all how would you describe your garden? […]

Finding Solace in the Garden


Life is not always a bed of roses. When I experience challenging situations that life throws at me, I find that my garden provides me with a place where I can escape for a little bit. Nature will always comfort me in times where I feel a bit ordinary. I saw this quote and it resonated with […]

Why Jade Plants are the Lucky Charm

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I went through a succulent plant phase. I was creating a potted plant area and thought succulents were tough and easy to grow. So I was on the lookout for succulents. They say that succulents are hard to kill but I have killed them before – yes, succulents require little water but little water does not […]

Marvellous Marigolds

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My garden has two clusters of marigold plants. These are loaded with delightful orange flowers. I can see these marigold flowers from my kitchen window. When I’m washing the dishes, I often take a little moment to check out these flowers. Their cheery nature always makes me happy. Random Marigolds These marigold plants weren’t planted in these […]

Interview with a Gardener | Peter Morson

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Peter Morson moved to Blackheath in the Blue Mountains four years ago. Over this time he has worked on restoring his garden to its former glory. In the process, he has been delighted to create his own piece of paradise. Thanks Peter for sharing your garden story with us. First of all how would you describe your […]

Food Glorious Food | Pears

pear tea cake

Cooler weather means cake eating season for me! It’s too warm in summer to use the oven. But as the weather turns chilly, using my oven to bake treats turns my kitchen into a toasty relaxing space. That delicious smell of baking also adds to that feeling of being content. One weekend I had a bag […]