property: welcome

lovely peach blossomsThis section is where you'll find interesting videos, photos and articles about the property. Enjoy!

our favourite gardening videos

orange nasturtium trioThe following video galleries contain some of our favourite gardening ideas. The videos are the best that we could find from various sources on the internet that demonstrate some really interesting gardening tips. You can learn more about polyface farms, biochar, fungi, and nitrogen fixing bacteria in the first gallery. You can also learn more about valuable permaculture plants, including nasturtium and comfrey in the second gallery. Enjoy!

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photos

our first orangesThis section is where you'll find photo galleries showing our progress in the following areas:  landscapingzone 1 (part 1)zone 1 (part 2), zone 2, and zone 3 to 5 areas. Please select from one of the options to get started.

landscaping

landscaping the treetopsdreaming propertyThe following photo galleries show how our land has changed as a result of several rounds of landscaping since 2003. As with all the photo galleries on the site, please single click on an image to see a larger view and/or a slideshow.

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zone 1: part 1

garden bountyThe following photo galleries show how half of our zone 1 (permaculture) garden areas have progressed over time - from 2003 to the present. As with all the photo galleries on the site, please single click on an image to see a larger view and/or a slideshow.

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Posted: 4 years 5 months ago by treetopsdreaming #55
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A few visitors have asked us where we sourced our raised vegetable garden bins. In the end, we made our purchase from K.I.S.S. Products (based in Woodford, QLD): www.kissproducts.com.au.

We made the decision to convert to raised bins after maintaining in ground vegetable beds for 5 years. During that time, our largest obstacle was dealing with the constant damage caused by marauding scrub turkeys and bandicoots. We tried to install several rounds of (temporary) fencing to address this issue. However, the solution was not effective for us.

We really enjoy having wildlife in our zone 1 garden areas. So, the idea of raised bins seemed like a reasonable compromise. In the end, we were won over by the advantages (including improved wildlife protection, easier access, less weeding and better drainage). However, we did also have to consider a few disadvantages (including relatively high purchase cost, increased evaporation rates and limited product life).

We have had our bins for 9 months now and have been very happy with the results so far. However, as always, please do your own research to make the best decision for your unique situation...

zone 1: part 2

garden bountyThe following photo galleries show how half of our zone 1 (permaculture) garden areas have progressed over time - from 2003 to the present. As with all the photo galleries on the site, please single click on an image to see a larger view and/or a slideshow.

Read more: zone 1: part 2