GROW FOOD slow food Have your garden and eat it too. A practical guide to organic gardening in the sub-tropics with step-by-step instructions and delicious seasonal recipes. Come with me too on some of my travels in Australia, Europe, Asia and beyond.
Kitchen Garden Planting Guide

Kitchen Garden Planting Guide

WHAT to plant and WHEN? Planting guide for the sub-tropics  There are some jobs in the garden that are just plain fun – like seed saving NOTE: I have found that I have the most success by using local seed – something passed around from gardener to gardener...
Tacca integrifolia – Bat Flower

Tacca integrifolia – Bat Flower

Tacca integrifolia Bat Flower DIOSCOREACEAE WHAT:  This is one of those truly strange specimens of the plant world – really too weird to be called beautiful, but never-the-less fascinating and a real show stopper;  have had a steady stream of people coming by...
Adenium obesum : Desert Rose

Adenium obesum : Desert Rose

Adenium obesum Desert Rose APOCYNACEAE This is the start of what is going to be a wonderful journey for me, and I hope for you too.  The truly amazing, and incredibly diverse plant world often leaves me awestruck at the sheer beauty and the fantastic adaptiveness of...