Is urban food security possible if we all grow our own food at home? No, it’s definitely not. Continue reading
Where is the largest retail garden centre in Europe? You might guess northern Italy, or southern France or The Netherlands but the surprising answer is, it’s Imperial Garden, 23km from Moscow. Continue reading
‘Native Orchids of Southern Sydney‘ is a wonderful new book from Sydney native orchid expert Margaret Bradhurst. Continue reading
Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden, the world’s newest botanical garden, has opened in Luang Prabang in Laos. With its wonderful jungle and Mekong River setting, nearby mountain and beautiful tropical plant displays, a visit to Pha Tad Ke should be on everyone’s south-east Asian itinerary. Continue reading
In Spain’s capital, two impressive garden works caught my eye and considerably enhanced my ‘art experience’. In a city justifiably renowned for three great art museums, these outdoor living works offer their own distinctive appeal and artistry. Continue reading
Spring in Melbourne this year has been dramatic and changeable to say the least. This past weekend, despite the erratic and blustery conditions, the passionate plant aficionados were all a twitter as they turned up to the RBG. It was the occasion of the first Botanic and Rare Plant Fair at the RBG (Melbourne). This has been set up as a collaboration between the usually highly anticipated Friends of RBG Plants Sale (normally held twice annually), Diggers Seeds and the RBG. Continue reading
A phone rings. It is answered.
G’day Trev. You are ‘the’ Trevor Nottle aren’t you Trev?
Well Trev, have I got a deal for you. Can you meet me at the airport coffee bar so I can tell you about it?
Who are you?
Sorry, Trev, mate, should have said. I’m Tom from Gotta Go Travel but every one calls me Gabby because I talk so much. Just call me Gabby Trev. Yeah, I’ll be coming through Adelaide next Thursday morning could we meet I have an idea to discuss with you.
Most committed rose growers will already have at least one hefty reference tome in their collection. This revised International Edition of Stirling Macoboy’s 1993 work, however, fills a special role in providing amusing and informative rose vignettes as well as supplying an updated reference of rose cultivars and concise, practical advice on their cultivation. Continue reading
Gardens are always throwing up curiosities but one oddity that perplexes even seasoned gardeners is a plant that seems to change flower colour from one year to the next. Continue reading