Yearly Archives: 2016



How to control earwigs in Melbourne Gardens 6
Earwigs are common unwanted visitors to most gardens in Melbourne. They can be quite prevalent in October, which is coincidentally, the time that many of us are looking to plant out our summer veggies. Earwigs can cause significant damage to young seedlings, but are quite fussy about selecting which ones […]

How to control earwigs in the garden


Urban Farming and Edible Garde Maintenance Hawthorn Melbourne
Leaf, Root & Fruit are again on the lookout for a like-minded individual, who is ready to join our team in inspiring and supporting our community of growers. This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic team player, keen to share the excitement in encouraging the development of sustainable, edible […]

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Soil Experiment Melbourne Soil Types Bunnings Potting Mix 7
Ask someone to draw a tree and often you’ll get something looking a bit like this. But that’s only half of the picture. Usually, more than half of a plant exists underground. Yet, as gardeners we often neglect this fact and ignore the most important aspect of gardening… the soil! […]

Experiment: The Importance of Soil


European Wasp Melbourne 4
Last week I posted about controlling the damage caused by White Cabbage Moths in the garden. Since then, I’ve gone from removing ten to twenty caterpillars a day from the garden, to now only finding one or two. However, this rapid decrease in numbers has not been entirely due to […]

European Wasp…. Friend or Foe?




Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2016
On Wednesday Leaf, Root & Fruit only worked a half day and spent the afternoon visiting the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. As always, the Achievable Gardens were the highlight. Students from Melbourne Polytechnic, Swinburne, Holmesglen and University of Melbourne were challenged  to create  small, stylish and functional gardens. […]

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2016


Urban Farming and Edible Garde Maintenance Hawthorn Melbourne
UPDATE 13/03/16: We were sent an impressive array of applications that included videos, photos and plenty of interesting (and some very amusing) answers to our three questions. It’s fantastic to see that so many people are enthusiastic, supportive and keen to be a part of what we do. We had […]

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