Why a raised garden planter makes the perfect gift

My brother has a small courtyard garden that gets a little sun. Like I, he was brought up with a love of growing vegetables and herbs and being surrounded by beautiful flowering plants through the seasons.  He has spent a lot of time designing his space to get the...

Did you get an invite to the scariest wedding in town?

Halloween, a night of witches, goblins, ghosts and fear is fast approaching. Our children are already preparing their costumes. They can't wait to go trick or treating in the hope that they will end up with a bag of treats. They have also discovered, a fairy garden...

How to make learning about garden soil fun!

Soil testing is a way you can get to know your soil a bit better before you grow your plants. Organic gardening is all about working with nature to ensure your garden is free of chemicals and pesticides. One of the key principles of organic gardening is to ensure your...

Learn how to make awesome origami seed raising pots

There are lots of different options out there to raise seedlings and to be honest, I think I've tried them all. You can use egg cartons, toilet rolls, existing seedling containers or even recycle some of your containers from the kitchen. The thing I like the most...

Find out why this garden kneeler is the best investment!

As I get older, I find some of the things I used to be able to do, I struggle with now. I didn’t use to think about getting up or down and how that affected my knees. I remember kneeling for long periods of time as I bathed my babies, scrubbing floors or spending time...

11 uses for fruit & veggie off cuts that will amaze you

Fruit & Veggie Offcuts We discard our tops and tails, peel and seeds without giving it a second thought. Well did you know that most fruit and vegetable scraps aren’t scraps at all? In NSW alone the cost of food waste is in the millions. It’s also good to remind...

Why a Vermihut Worm Farm is the best investment!

Vermihut Worm Farm When I first started looking at worm farms, I thought they would be really difficult to look after. How wrong I was. The Vermihut Worm Farm is such a great unit and easy enough for kids to assemble. Worm farms are considered a ‘cool’ system which...

3 amazing herbal tea blends you need in your life!

There is nothing better, on these cold, winter nights than putting on your PJ’s, sitting in front of the fire and enjoying a nice hot cup of tea. Tea drinking has been popular over thousands of years and across multiple continents. Did you know that one of the...

A fairy that helps in the garden! Find out more. 

We all need a little magic in our life and there is nothing more magical than fairies. The delight on a child's face when their first tooth falls. They know the tooth fairy is coming to visit and it reminds us of our childhood and how magical the world was at this...

Need an awesome group activity your kids will love?

Constructing and designing wooden birdhouses as a group activity with the kids is an awesome way you can bring them closer to nature. Children always seem to be happier when they have their friends over to play. I love it when they get wrapped up in activities and the...

A balcony garden is the perfect first garden for kids

The Balcony Garden The balcony garden our kids created was chosen so they could call it their own because that's exactly what they wanted. A garden where they could choose which vegetables were grown and they could take care of the plants themselves. Our balcony...

The best time and tools to prune citrus – find out more.

Pruning Citrus Trees Citrus trees don’t technically need to be pruned, however, if you leave them to grow wild they will grow large as well and their branches will overtake an entire section of your garden. This will mean that dealing with pests and even collecting...

What is important to the kids when they try garden gloves?

We asked some gorgeous kids to test run a range of kids gloves. You're going to love their honest opinions. If there's one thing I've learned over the years when working with kids, you can't make them do or say something they don't want to. We gave the 'official'...

How to turn a microgreens kit into amazing pizza.

You'll be growing, harvesting, cooking and eating microgreens in no time. This Microgreens Kit has everything you need to get started. When you shout out ‘Dinners ready!’ and witness a rush to the dinner table, it generally means a family favourite has been served. In...

6 gardening gifts for dad that will make his jaw drop!

Dad's can be a challenge to buy for, let's face it do men really need undies and socks? Spending time trying to find alternative gifts tends to go to the bottom of our to-do lists so we have done the work for you! Gardening Gifts for Dad   Delrico: Retractable Hose...

Benefits of raised garden beds you won’t believe!

Raised garden beds have been a saviour in my garden. When I moved into my home I couldn’t wait to set up my new veggie patch. I have fond memories of my Dad growing veggies when I was growing up. This is something I've always wanted to replicate for my children....

How to grow an amazing white winter vegetable soup!

How good is a belly-warming soup when the temperature drops? I have been known to eat it for 3 meals a day until it’s all gone. When Cindy shared her White Winter Vegetable Soup recipe with me, I knew it would be a winner, especially with this delicious mix of...

Unique Fire Pits, Australia now easily has the edge!

If you’re looking for fire pits, Australia has a lot to offer.  After all, there is nothing more satisfying, on a cold winters evening, than sitting around a log fire and being warmed in its glow.  Man has been building fires for thousands of years to provide...

A kids cubby house review that will make you laugh!

If you are looking for a Kids Cubby House, then you might just appreciate an inside peep into what kids think about cubby houses and what they would like inside. One thing we have learned is that ask a child and you'll get an honest answer! A...

How to make healthy brown rice salad with cashews

I love having something on hand in the fridge for when you are super busy or you need a side for a BBQ. This Healthy Brown Rice Salad with Cashews is bursting with flavour and nourishing goodness. You can grow your own capsicums, spring onions, Italian parsley, garlic...
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