|Australia is a
beautiful place with a diverse topography and climate.|
From Paradise in the Otway ranges (above) to the deserts where few plants can survive, they are all beautiful in there own way. But Australia can be a hard place to live at times, with droughts and floods and bushfires threatening our safety and wellbeing.
Australian gardeners regularly face drought. Our gardens can be devastated as municipal water storages are run down, and mandatory restrictions on water supply take force.
In my home city of Melbourne, we recently had to contend with a 13 year drought. Water use was restricted to 155 litres per person per day, and watering the garden was heavily regulated.
Many people abandoned their gardens, but some took steps to keep them going. Here are a few measures commonly used.
The pages of this blog explain how my organic garden works, and the posts I make will keep the blog up to date on progress as the garden continues to develop.