Marcelle Nankervis is a Horticulturist who has worked in the Horticultural Media for over 16 years.
She is passionate about Permaculture, Sustainability and Gardening for the Future.

Marcelle regularly writes for Your Garden magazine and Better Homes and Gardens.
Her first book was Plants for Australian Dry Gardens (Murdoch Books).
Marcelle's second is Smart Gardening (Exisle Publishing).

Welcome to my Blog!

As a horticultural writer I often come across people, stories, tips, tricks and real gems of information that never really make their way out of my notebook. I am hoping to share a few of these insights here as well as my own gardening experiences, which includes getting my children excited about plants.

I believe that a strong connection with the garden and our landscape when we are young is vital. I am hoping that educating my children in "Green Living" and "Smart Gardening" will provide them with the fundamental building blocks necessary for them to live long and healthy lives, while also doing their bit in helping to create a sustainable and green future for all.

Happy Gardening!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

JoeyCan - Water saving just got easier!

Here is a product that is brilliant!

The JoeyCan is an Australian invention that has been featured on the ABC's New Inventors. It is also the winner of the Red Dot Design Awards and something that everyone should own.

So what is it?

It is a water collector for the shower which readily converts into a watering can!

Here is how it works ...

• Australian designed, developed and manufactured
• Compact shape for easy storage and carrying (30cm x 8cm x 45cm)
• Made from lightweight, durable plastic
• 1000-litre minimum annual saving based on three showers per household per day
• Stunningly simple and easy to use

Now it's even easier to collect and recycle your own water and with JoeyCan, you can save 1000 litres of water annually for your garden, just by capturing the water which flows during temperature adjustment at the beginning of your shower.

To order go to JoeyCan. Available in blue, green and pink, JoeyCans are $25 each plus $10 postage.

Interesting Facts:
* Up to 10 litres of water can be lost down the drain each time you wait for the shower to get to the right temperature.

* If every household in Victoria saved just 4 litres per day using Joeycan, we would save 1,000 Olypmic-sized swimming pools every year.