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...
Avocado Varieties For Cool Climates

Avocado Varieties For Cool Climates

Those of you who know me and my garden will be well aware of how much I love avocados and it would be easy to think that the first time they planted these that they magically and quickly produced, however this was certainly not the case.  It took many years of trial...
New Kitchen Garden and Bushfood Signs for 2022

New Kitchen Garden and Bushfood Signs for 2022

Looking forward to 2022 (who isn’t after 2020 and 2021), we have created an exciting new range of plant identification signs for kitchen gardens.  Also, our existing range of bush food plant ID signs has been expanded with 10 beautiful new designs. Check out our...
ILF Donation Milestone

ILF Donation Milestone

A selection of our bush food garden signs, getting ready to send to Coledale Public School in NSW. We look forward to seeing our signs help enhance the educational potential of their new bush food garden! We have 41 different bush food plant identification signs to...