Quirky Quandongs

Quirky Quandongs

Truly the best native fruiting plants of arid areas of Victoria, SA and NSW, the Quandong, or Native Peach, Santalum acuminatum, is rarely seen today. A small, slightly weeping tree, with narrow grey-green leaves, they are parasitic plants, so are not simple plants to...
What a cute little beetle, but is it friend or foe?

What a cute little beetle, but is it friend or foe?

There are so many interesting and colourful bugs in our gardens and in our countryside, but it’s hard to know when they are something to be appreciated or feared. I know when I find a cluster of beetles or unknown insects in my garden, I am usually a bit suspicious,...
Preserved Baby Green Figs Recipe

Preserved Baby Green Figs Recipe

Unripe green figs at this time of year can seem like a wasted opportunity, but here’s a way to transform waste into delicious pantry preserves. Originally a recipe from Greece, our family loves figs and really enjoys this treat. These figs are equally delicious served...