Welcome to iGarden

Hello and welcome to iGarden. Anyone who knows me will know that I am 'The Compulsive Gardener' - I love everything about gardening.

Allow me to share some of my enthusiasm and interests in gardening with a focus on the plants I know best and those that do especially well in my own Sydney garden.

This is more than just about plants: it's also about the people involved in gardening; their books and gardens; planting schemes; choosing appropriate plant types; colour selection... There is plenty to think and read about in iGarden.

So, while you are here, enjoy all my blogs, have a browse through my list of Plants and don't forget to check out the Discussion Forums, Marketplace, Garden Ramble and your local Gardening Events.

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"Fabulous summer foliage"

Summer colour does not have to be all about flowers.

Many of us when we start out gardening tend to ignore leaves. In our infatuation with flowers, we don't care about their accompanying foliage. Yet most flowers are there for only a few weeks, whereas leaves are there all the time on evergreen plants, and three-quarters of the year on deciduous ones. As we evolve as gardeners, we do come to appreciate that the enduring greenery of leaves is the backbone of any garden, without which there would be just a flummery of fleeting flowers. We also begin to discover the world of colourful leaves, which bring exciting and long-lasting hues into our garden that  ... Read On »

December in my garden

What's in bloom

See the full list of what's flowering in my garden this month. Here »

Jobs to do

December is a busy month, when there is not so much time for gardening! However, there are a few important tasks to remember. Read More »

My Gardening Tip of the month

Vegetables are coming along well now and need to be kept well watered and given regular fertilising. Keep an eye out for insect pests and deal with them early. You can still plant seedlings of vegies such as tomato, capsicum, corn, eggplants, silverbeet, beetroot, beans, rocket and parsnip as well as all herbs.

My Plant Reference

My current garden is located in one of Sydney's northern suburbs so my focus is naturally on what does well here. I have grown over 313 different plant varieties that are all described in this reference.
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Discussion Forums Recent Item

"Garden Problems" forum topic: "My Helborus is in trouble"

Keith asks:
 This is the second one that is dying any clue as to the cause? Thanks

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