I’m a gardener and frustrated architect looking to carve out my own piece of paradise from a recently purchased run down, ex-rental property on the mountainous outskirts of Sydney NSW.
Hopefully I’ll share some tips and inspire others along the way.
My style is fairly unstructured when it comes to making my own garden.
I try to experiment with plants and designs. I use few, if any, chemicals. I believe that for most of us in the temperate world, your own garden can provide you with all of the nutrients and pest controls that you need for a healthy and balanced garden, whether it is to supplement the kitchen table or just as an exercise in beauty.
ABOUT MY GARDEN:
- 980m² (¼ acre)
- Sloping site
- Rocky, shallow sandstone/shale soils which are slightly acidic
- US Hardiness Zone 8 with cool summers (January is the hottest month with an 18C/64F average), cool winters (July is the coldest month with a 5C/41F average) and high rainfall.
- The climate is somewhat similar to the South of England/Pacific Northwest of the USA