Sporadic Gardening

The glossy gardening magazines can be disheartening – real life gardening is different to the gardening shows. A good gardener should plan and research and have a schedule. I am not a a good gardener. I am a sporadic gardener. I plant things at the wrong time and in the wrong place and sometimes things just don’t grow for no reason.

It all started with my grandmother. I told her when she died I was going to take over her garden and enter it in the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. I know, not the sort of thing one should say to an elderly lady. As disturbing, is my belief that I could create a garden worthy of entering in a Carnival competition. Hilarious.

Through trial and error and some good luck I do have some successes. I will photograph them and coo and brag. Never mind the rubbish mistakes. I hope some of my experiments help you with your garden.

My garden is subtropical – maybe, or perhaps it is in the hot zone as explored in this post.

I do not garden to the traditional four seasons.  The real Australian seasonal patterns are a little different.

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Purple is best
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Dry as a Bone
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Easy Orchids
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Can I grow blueberries?
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Sprummer
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Sprinter
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Nasturtiums
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War against Wildlife
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Beetroot Pride
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Growing Ginger
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Reliable Lavender