flowers, Spring

Hay-fever season

While I’ve been enjoying the abundance of spring flowers, my poor husband has been suffering from watering eyes, itchy skin and intermittent season. The biggest culprit – the jasmine and wisteria.


Bees, flowers

Bees and more bees.

Here in Australia we are quite lucky in that we aren’t suffering from the significant drop off in the bee population experienced in other countries – and we don’t want to!

Bees are an essential element in your garden. Without bees, there is no pollination. Without pollination, there’s no fruit. Even if you aren’t a huge flower fan, it’s important to have some flowering plants in you garden, to support the ecosystem. Try adding at least some of the following to your garden:


  • Borage
  • Catmint
  • Coriander
  • Lavender
  • Sage
  • Thyme


  • Anemone
  • Aster
  • Bottle Brush
  • Buttercup
  • Crocus
  • Geranium
  • Grevillia
  • Hollyhocks
  • Sun drops


  • Calendula
  • Cleome
  • Heliotrope
  • Poppy
  • Sunflower
  • Zinnia