Winter Citrus Care
Winter is the time citrus trees come into their own. Not only are their fruits ripening into golden and orange orbs, but being vitamin C rich, they are also the perfect treatment for colds and flues and staving off infections. ...
Moss and Mould
One of the most famous gardens in the world – The grounds of the Silver Pavilion in Kyoto known as Ginkakuji, is prized for its AMAZING moss gardens. They are breathtakingly beautiful in their simplicity and visited by pilgrims of...
Winter Lawn Care
The rain and cold negatively impacts lawns, but you can give them the once over now to make sure they ‘spring back’ as quickly as possible. TIDY AND TRIM: The first thing to do is get rid of any old...
Jump start on spring – what to do now for great results later
Has the wet autumn we’ve had meant you have a backlog of jobs to do in the garden? Are you running behind the weeding? Has your garden started to look more like Borneo and beautiful? If you’re feeling overwhelmed by...
SALAD GREENS TO BEAT THE BUDGET BLUES!
Do you dream of being self sufficient in lettuce? You may never have fantasised about such a notion until this season, when a trip to the shops to bags your salad greens had you gasping with horror at the prices. If upwards of $7 seems a bit steep for salad, perhaps growing your own could be the cure to your household budget woes.
Native Screens and Hedges
You might LOVE your neighbours but still not want to be looking at them from the back deck. If you’re trying to create some privacy, you can’t go past a range of Australian native plants that do the job perfectly...
How to Transplant
Did you change your mind? Have your plants grown too big or you simply want to change things around? Winter is a great time to transplant many trees and shrubs, especially deciduous plants, which drop their leaves now. In fact, that’s why so many trees are transported bare rooted in tinter.
Winter has begun. Sharpen your tools and get ready to prune, clean up your garden shed and generally have a good tidy up and trim. It’s a great time to be working outside with fine, cool days. Any bigger jobs like paving, transplanting and transforming are best executed now, so you’re ready for spring.
June Planting Guide
June is a great time to plant some seedlings. The trend for this year is home grown, be it flower or vegies, so that you always have things on hand.
Flowers that make beautiful cutting flowers for vases and look great in the garden. Try planting poppies: Californian poppies (Eschscholzia spp.), Iceland Poppies (Papaver nudicaule) and Flanders Poppy (Papaver rhoeas), which if planted now and will be in bloom for Remembrance Day. It’s not too late to plant sweet peas by seed either.
It’s easy to think that winter is without flowers. It is certainly a quieter time on the floral front than spring, but there are many blooms worth celebrating. Probably the most regal of all are Magnolias, which are among the...
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