Welcome to our first Gardening blog where over time I
will share our experiences at the markets we attend each
weekend; be it rain hail or shine. Chatting about the
challenges faced by gardeners and their individual
gardens is great, sometimes even amusing.
Many people have an interest in our edibles while others
have more of a leaning towards the flowers. For me, I
love them both and enjoy a food forest style garden,
picking herbs as I did today and then admiring an insect on a nearby gazania in full bloom.
One of my favourite insects, the lady beetle (Coccinellidae),
plays an important role protecting my plants from aphids. A
useful little beetle, amusing to watch while it wanders above
and below the leaves searching for food.