Hoverflies like jazz: its official

Hey check this out. I love it when this happens. Last year I had butterflies and ladybirds in the house, this year an amazing hoverfly. Pretty sure its a hoverfly. There are many different types of hoverfly and they all eat pests. Provide lots of open flowers, especially Umbelliferae like fennel to attract them. This…

The Low Carbon Garden: Making Wattle Hurdles and Dead Hedges

As some of you know I’m building a low carbon kitchen garden, using local materials from the garden or from within a small radius of my home. The idea is to show that you can transform a wasteland into a productive growing space that will reduce food miles without increasing CO2 emissions during the construction…