Outdoors

MONSTERA DELICIOSA

March

The Slowpoke: MONSTERA DELICIOSA There’s a good chance you know this plant by looking at it. Monstera deliciosa is a popular ornamental plant that thrives in many parts of Australia, particularly the sub-tropical and tropical. But you may not know the fruit – which has earned the it the nickname of the ‘fruit salad plant’. 
MONSTERA DELICIOSA
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SPIDER PLANT

February

The Slowpoke: SPIDER PLANT We love a plant that keeps on giving, and the ‘spider’ plant (chlorophytum comosum) is such an ally. A plant that is particularly easy to grow both indoors and out, it suits even the blackest of thumbs.
SPIDER PLANT
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INTERVIEW: WARRAH FARM

February

The Slowpoke: WARRAH FARM Less than an hour north west of Sydney city, in Dural, rests the thriving, abundant and life-force that is Warrah. The farm – which runs alongside the disability community of the same name – is several acres of well-managed and healthy organic and biodynamic market garden growing a mixed range of vegetables, fruit, salad greens and herbs, along with biodynamic eggs.
INTERVIEW: WARRAH FARM
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PURSLANE

February

The Slowpoke: PURSLANE Be wary of where you walk and you may just spot this tasty edible green at your feet. Known quite commonly as a weed in Australia, purslane is in fact a great addition to the plate, and in many cultures and countries embraced wholeheartedly as a food. Here, awareness of the plant is growing and you may even spot it these days at a farmers market stall or two.
PURSLANE
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LEMON MYRTLE

January

The Slowpoke: LEMON MYRTLE It’s a common native Aussie plant that you may have passed in your travels none the wiser. But lemon myrtle (backhousia citriodora) is an incredibly useful plant in the kitchen along with the rest of the home. And in many of our cities it can become easy to spot and forage for its useful leaves. Not sure if that tree in your street that looks suspiciously so is lemon myrtle? Crush a leaf in your hand and look for
LEMON MYRTLE
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