Leaf my trees alone, grass!

Help, the trees are being eaten by the grass! When we bought our little homestead, it came complete with a small herd of alpacas to keep the grass down in our back paddocks. I now see why. We’re a month away from getting our small flock of edible sheep and the grass has just exploded. […]

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The grass really isn’t greener….

So there I was feeling all smug about having a real patch of actual grass that worms could tunnel underneath, that GarlicBoy could feel between his toes, that I could feel good about.  And then I cut the grass a couple of times and came to the conclusion that I couldn’t ignore it any more. […]

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To grass or not to grass: The case against artificial turf

I was rather surprised to see what looked like an outdoor hoover when visiting the house of a friend recently. “It is a hoover” she laughed when I asked what it was “to clean debris off the grass”. You see, she’d had that dreadful fake astroturf stuff installed and as it’s fake, things like leaves […]

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Cutting the grass (patch)

Messy straggly grasses Oh how I envy those lucky souls with seas of grass to tame with a ride-on mower. Not for them the stress of wondering how best to maintain a puny couple of metres of grass marooned within a the confines of a patio and raised flowerbed surround. My patch is nowhere near […]

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Return of the cats (and their tiny urban garden domain)

Hello good people of the interweb! I’m back. It’s been years since I’ve written about our garden but now that GarlicBaby is GarlicBoy (and a keen tiny gardener), it felt like a good time to get back to the keyboard. A lot has changed, not least our house (which we spent the whole of 2016 […]

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