Real World Gardener Redefining the Produce Garden in Design Elements

December 28th, 2012

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Design Elements

Redefining the Concept of a Produce Garden.

 

Imagine the idea of plucking your
own herbs and vegetables. No, you don't have to go to a far away place, but be
right in your homes! More and more people are taking to redefining the idea of
fresh greens and vegetables and shrinking the distance between the ingredients
and the pan. Let’s find out how…

I hope that’s given you some idea start
a produce garden or maybe redefine it so it works better for you.

 

Real World Gardener Black Winged Stilt is Wildlife in Focus

December 28th, 2012

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Wildlife in Focus

+ with Sue Stevens

If ever there was a bird that would
make a great porcelain figuring, it has to be this one. Super elegant, handsome
and beautifully coloured.

Let’s find out how…

This bird is a wader, meaning it’s
standing not swimming when it feeds, as distinct from ducks. They use their
sharp bills to peck.

If you’ve seen aquatic birds and
wondered what they’re eating- only very small food such as molluscs, miniscule
crustaceans, algae, flies and
aquatic insects.

DID YOU KNOW?

In order to keep predators away from
their unhatched eggs, a Black-winged Stilt pretends to be injured so it can
lure the predator away.

The stilt can also make a sharp
yapping sound and fly around frantically to distract any predators.

Unless you have a nearby wetland you
probably won’t see this bird, but in the holiday season, you may just well come
across it in your travels.

We would love to see your photo of this bird. Send it in to

realworldgardener@gmail.com or write in to 2RRR po Box 644
Gladesville NSW 1675

Real World Gardener Redefining the Small Garden in Garden Design

December 16th, 2012

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Design Elements:

Research tells us that gardens are getting smaller. More true in cities that in the country, but perhaps we’re downsizing, or waiting for an opportunity for a place with a bigger garden.

Another possibility is that you’re downsizing the garden for whatever reason.

You’ll be wanting to know how to redefine your small garden then…listen here.

Real World Gardener Spicing It Up with Coriander

December 16th, 2012

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Spice it Up

with Ian Hemphill
There’s more to herbs than you can
imagine or never thought of asking. For example, have you ever wondered if a
particular can be a herb and a spice? Perhaps not, but it’s the case for a lot
of herbs, and this one is no exception.

Let’s find more .....

In cool temperate districts you can
sow coriander in October to Dec, in temperate districts, August to November in
temperate districts if you want to grow it in full sun, after that, do what
permaculture devotees do, grow it in the semi-shade. As for sub-tropical and
tropical areas, you can grow it anytime, except in the hottest part of the
year, or grow it in the shade because the best time for you guys is in late
April to July.

For arid districts, August and
September are your best months.

That doesn’t mean you can’t try it
at other times, but you might have to consider planting it in pots or
semi-shade.

Real World Gardener Redefining the Outdoor Room in Garden Design

December 13th, 2012

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Design Elements:

Garden Gurus tell us that the new
trend in garden design is the outdoor room. Usually that means not only plants
but everything else including the kitchen sink.
You may not want to have an outdoor kitchen that ultra modern designers
insist we should have, so let’s look at alternatives…

I hope that’s given you some idea as
an alternative to an outside kitchen.

Real World Gardener Tropical Gardens Design for Wildlife

December 9th, 2012

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Design Elements

with Louise McDaid

Wildlife and rainforests just
going together like peas in a pod. Rainforests are essentially natures tropical garden and now only cover less than 2
percent of the Earth’s surface, yet rainforests house more than 50 percent of the
plants and animals on Earth.


Here’s some ideas that might get you interested in creating
that tropical space in your garden.


Rainforests have 170,000 of the world’s 250,000 known plant species.


You’ve probably heard of Madagascar, that has around 500 species.


And an area of rainforest the size of two football fields (one hectare)
may have more than 400 species of trees.


And why do tropical forests and gardens attract so many creatures?

The canopy structure of the rainforest provides an lots of places for
plants to grow and animals to live.


The canopy gives sources of food, shelter, and hiding places, providing
for interaction between different species. For example, bromeliads that store
water in their leaves allow Frogs and other animals to use these pockets of
water for hunting and laying their eggs.


So why not grow a tropical area in your garden to attract wildlife?