There's nothing like an open fire to warm the body and ease the stresses of the day, and for clean-burning, natural Australian wood you can't beat red gum firewood. If you think all firewoods are created equally you're dead wrong. Here's your guide to evaluating the best wood Australia has to offer. There are several key factors we can use in evaluating firewood. First, how much heat does a type of firewood produce as it burns?
As humans have increasingly moved into cities and other densely populated urban areas, gardening has become less and less common. For many people, it isn't that they don't want to grow plants and vegetables—it's simply that there isn't enough space. If you've missed out on the growing trend for vertical gardening, you're probably not alone. But the increasing numbers of people planting in an upwards direction are changing the possibilities in limited outdoor spaces.
I've always been interested in gardening, and when I bought my first home ten years ago, I knew I wanted the garden space to be used to grow food, but I also wanted it to look beautiful. I started researching edible flowers and read about using companion plants interlaced with vegetable plants to create stunning displays of colour throughout the growing season. I realised I could design a garden that was both functional and pleasing to the eye and now only grow edible plants and flowers, such as pansies, borage, violas, lemon verbena, roses and nasturtiums. I started this blog to connect with others who enjoy growing their own food and to share my tips for creating an entirely edible garden. I hope you find my blog interesting and enjoyable to read.