Blooming and Bold

Without the buzzards and bees

Where would we bee?

A blog by Nicolle Kuna

A blog about sustainable landscaping and some eco-humour and eco-creativity.

Inside this blog we look at everything that is encroaching in to our natural urban landscapes – outdoor rooms (errchkem), weeds, urban noise, excess nutrientsThere’s a bit of art to add extra colour and inspiration. We believe in making sustainability fun - more gaming, less shaming.

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Attribution for above garden design goes to

Andrew Jones, talented artist and designer.

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Tuesday, 7 April 2015

In search of old logs for Hugel Kultur

Off to the Darebin Resource Recovery with the aim of collecting some old logs for a Hugel Kultur that I'm building.

For any one who doesn't know it's a Tree Recycler, Soil Generator and Improver, Productive and Pollination Plant Mound,  Compost and Carbon Sink all in one.  After one year they become self-irrigating - assuming all goes well. It's important the logs are chosen correctly so as not to be repellent to other plants - so walnut, casuarina (she-oak), eucalyptus and other allalopathic species are not wood sources to use.

These seem to be more popular overseas than in Australia though I aim to change that!

Picture courtesy of - I trust they are happy for me to use the picture as it is in the interests of a common cause - and Hugel Kulturs don't seem to be de rigeur at all in Australia. This pic gives you a good insight in to how they are constructed.

Ideally a swale will be built in too to redirect any water run-off and act as a biofiltration media for the garden.