Autumn has arrived and it’s finally mushroom season! At this time of year every walk in the forest is like a treasure hunt. You never know what beautiful, rare or even tasty treat might be hiding behind the next tree.
Category: Hero of the Month
As well as being an attractive addition to the garden, Herb Robert is a supreme therapeutic herb. It is one of the most beneficial herbs that we can use regularly as an enhancer of the immune system.
A hero in the garden, a hero in the kitchen and a hero in the medicine cabinet! Oregano really is an all ‘round hero herb!
These delicious peas should be grown at home, as their sugars convert to starches once picked, so half of the sugars are gone within an hour of picking. You’ve never tasted a snow pea unless you have picked it yourself.
The Good King Henry , or sometimes known as ‘poor man’s asparagus’, is a perennial that produces edible shoots and spinach-like leaves. Once common in gardens, it’s something of a rarity today.
Is this the perfect permaculture plant? Well, it ticks a lot of boxes – nitrogen fixer, tough evergreen shrub, makes a good hedge or windbreak, is a useful dense habitat, edible fruit, has perfumed...
Kangaroo Apple is a small to medium shrub that is native to Melbourne, and in the same family as tomatoes and eggplants. They can be eaten fresh, raw or cooked, and are often made into jams or jellies.
Coastal salt bush has silver foliage, can be used in lieu of salt, cooked as spinach, AND provides habitat for butterflies and blue fairy wrens. Win!
Have you ever thought that you were possibly the worst gardener ever? If you haven’t ever tried to grow food for yourself then the humble radish is about to be your new best friend.
Thryptomene saxicola is an Australian native hero for every sized garden, and with its small leaves that sprays tiny pink flowers for most of the year, it’s perfect for bees, beneficial insects and attracting small birds to your garden.