Fragrant herbs making their mark
growing alongside pathways throughout the garden; brushing through them adds so much to the experience of a garden ramble. are, you may need to reduce the number of fish per litre if they’ve been breeding.
The creek that usually flows through my forest garden had been reduced to a trickle by the lack of rain and the native fish weren’t looking as happy as they had several weeks before. I kept an eye on them and had a net at hand. Some native fish can go into a sort of sleep when they can no longer function and I expected these might just hunker down in the mud if that’s all they could get. They’d have been hoping for rain as much as we gardeners were. Reports from around Southland told a sad story for the fish in the depleted rivers, and any gardeners keeping fish would take a useful lesson from this most unusual season.