The Age newspaper’s article ‘Life on the verge’ by Megan Backhouse is all about verge gardens.  Megan wrote a lovely piece including my nature-strip garden. Read the article here…/life-on-the-verge-20200508-p54r…

Submit your entries for this free competition on nature-strip gardens by Open Gardens Victoria, send your photo before the end of the month I’m anticipating some fantastic entries, and will be judging!

Watch the live interview on the Edible Gardens segment on Studio 10 morning TV. Angela Bishop and Andrew Rochford interviewed me in my home garden in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. Starting on the nature strip garden, I showed them edible plants for autumn; wild rocket, self-seeding parsley, lettuces and nasturtium. In the driveway I showed off the abundant feijoa crop, turmeric and berries.

Pistachio tree duo planting

Now that winter is just around the corner the deciduous Pistachio tree’s have lost their leaves and you can easily see how close the duo plantings are on the verge garden.  Pistachio’s are smaller growing trees so can be planted only 30 cm apart, which is the minimum duo planting distance. Note the graft in the truck at the 40-50 cm height. 

The kale and winter veggies will be ready to start picking the outside leaves for a continual harvest soon.