My gardens now.
Looking lovely and I am glad I kept trying
How I share my love of gardening with others?
People comment on my garden when they come and visit and also I talk to friends about how they have managed getting plants to grow.
Who or what inspired me to garden.
I was about 2 years old when I used to watch my Auntie Sylvia and then I remember about 11 years old watching my Dad put in seeds and watering, then things would grow.
How I learned to garden.
I learned from trial and error, asking friends how they manage their garden and also the internet.
I live in Coober Pedy in hot dry desert and the soil is sandstone which is great for dugouts so I have had to truck in soil that is viable and asking the locals for information has been beneficial because no other source has helped like local knowledge.
I found the rabbits and kangaroos were eating plants so a fence went up, then I found bugs were a threat, then I found that some of the birds liked the fresh new leaves on the citrus and the River Red Gum so I had to put wire over the citrus as the damage may have destroyed the trees.
- Never give up, if a certain plant dies, it can be worth trying the same plant again, maybe a native to the area will grow.
- Following a friends advice and using Tomato dust.