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Try an alternative approach to gardening and delve into the benefits of biodynamics. In the early 1920s, a number of European farmers were so deeply concerned about signs of agricultural declines, such as soil infertility and loss of food quality, that they sought to find an

They say that once you start collecting houseplants you can’t stop. I’ll be the first one to admit I have a problem. If a room doesn’t have greenery in it, it feels like something is missing. Although you might share my love of nature, the reality

For years, when I would go and stay with my dad on Great Barrier Island, I would arrive to a freshly cleaned house with jasmine, freesias or wildflowers packed into vases in every room. Their scents filled the house, and those smells will forever take

Encouraging some of nature’s most magical insects into your garden. Butterflies are somewhere in the same genre as fairies, for me – they’re small, magical, brightly coloured and can often be found amongst flowers. And while it may seem that they were created purely for their

Vertical gardens are easy to set up and a great way to get growing in any space. Growing a vertical garden is perfect for plant lovers who have limited space and is a fantastic way to create a lush, green garden almost anywhere. Planting vertically hugely

Cultivating a bountiful garden from seed is satisfying for the soul as well as budget-friendly. The seed which holds all the potential of an entire plant – is one of nature’s most fascinating phenomena. On the most basic level, a seed is the means by which

Edible landscaping, or ‘foodscaping’, is a huge trend in gardening right now, with fruits and veges taking centre stage.  With edible landscaping, the focus is on planting food plants rather than purely ornamental plants – anything from a few pots filled with herbs, to entire backyards

There are a few tricks to growing avocados successfully but the preparation is so worth it. Could there be a more perfect food than the avocado? I think not. Creamy, fatty (but good fatty), delicious with almost everything, and oh so healthy – it’s hard to

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