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Seaside Garden with Raised Lawns, Hampton, Victoria

Beaumaris Garden.

A gabion wall provides a backdrop to a vibrant, colourful plant scheme.



Recipe: Quick Ratatouille

As you will have realized by now, if you have zucchinis planted they will be flourishing, so here are two simple recipes that include zucchinis.

  An easy and quick accompaniment for a summer BBQ

 Serves about 4


 2 medium zucchinis

 1 medium green or red pepper (or both colours!)

 2 or 3 large tomatoes

 Table spoon of extra virgin olive oil

 Pinch of salt and black pepper

 Teaspoon of fresh or dried oregano


 Slice zucchini on the diagonal

 Dice peppers

 Peel and rough chop the toms

 In a shallow pan over a medium heat add olive oil and zucchini. Cook gently until the zucchini shows some color and softens. Add remaining ingredients plus salt and pepper and herbs. Cook gently for about 10 minutes so that all vegetables soften. If drying out add a splash more olive oil.

 Serve as a side or as a pasta dish.