Gardening was foisted on Denise Gadd from a young age while living in Nottingham with her mother who worked for British rose grower Harry Wheatcroft. Denise vowed never to have a garden when she grew up - then she moved to Australia and bought a house of her own - with a garden.
Now The Age's gardening editor, Denise is as obsessed as her mother about tilling the soil.
Here's the archived Pottering By blog.
Denise The Baillieu Government's decision to ease water restrictions from stage 1 to permanent water use is, in my opinion, pure folly.