A beautiful weekend for planting

The weather smiled down on us again this weekend, as our 18 volunteers did more garden maintenance, and had a test run at planting the reeds for the Piesse Lake shoreline. Here’s a few photos from Sunday’s busy bee. Click on each image for a larger photo. Remember, we have lots of other opportunities for […]


Let’s Rehabilitate Piesse Lake!

We couldn’t have asked for a nicer afternoon to host our Piesse Lake afternoon tea and information session. The glorious afternoon brought out 35 (or more!) delightful people who were keen to learn about the plans for Piesse Lake. The Shire of Katanning contracted SERCUL to create a Master Plan for Piesse Lake, to guide […]


The Hidden Benefits of a Home Vege Garden

I’ve always disliked gardening. I think it’s because I’d kill most things I planted. But when my son came along, I decided to give veggie gardening another go as I felt it was important that he grew up knowing where food comes from. The greenie in me also said I needed to do it, complementing […]


Gardening for Productivity and Biodiversity – Event Wrap Up

It was such a lovely day on Saturday – a perfect day to be in the garden. And the next best place to be was here, learning about getting the most from your garden. Gardening for Productivity and Biodiversity was a quiet event, with only 8 participants, probably our smallest of all EcoWeek events so far, but […]


Yard and Garden Design Day Event Wrap-Up!

Yard and Garden Design Day held last Saturday the 26th of September was an interactive and informative experience. Our special guests for the day, Charles and Jolene Otway from Terra Perma Design were filled with knowledge and expertise on how to turn our guests gardens into vibrant and cohesive ecosystems. The main theme for the […]


How to Build Your Own Rain Garden

One of the most popular features of the Friends of Piesse Lake Community Native Botanical Garden is the Rain Garden (also known as the Bog Garden). It was so popular, in fact, that they are going to build two! Below, Bev shares both what a Rain Garden is, and how you can build one in […]

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