Planting for Wildlife

Pollinator Link

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My garden – and verge – are part of the Brisbane Pollinator Link. Well, sort of. The Brisbane Pollinator Link is a great idea, aiming to have enough Brisbane gardens in close proximity to create connecting habitat for bees, butterflies and other bugs. But it’s based on the south side of the river, and one… Read more

About Brisbane, Planting for Wildlife

What is Greenspace, anyway?

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In debates about the environment, urban planning and development, the need for greenspace is a bit of an accepted wisdom. “Protect our greenspace” is the one argument against a new development that nobody dares argue with. But what do people really mean when they talk about greenspace? Does everyone mean the same thing? Do they… Read more

Community Gardens, Planting for Wildlife, Urban Planning, Development & Rainwater, Verge Planting, Weeds and Biosecurity

Why I Won’t Be Growing An Edible Verge

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I was among those who lobbied my local councillor about street planting laws and was delighted when the BCC finally came out with their new policy allowing verge gardens in 2016. Admittedly, it could have been better. Jerry Coleby-Willliams offered valid criticism of its shortfalls and the policy could be much improved with his input… Read more

Garden Design, Planting for Wildlife, Urban Farming, Verge Planting, Weeds and Biosecurity