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Let’s get physical!

Now that the weather is cooling down, it’s time roll up your sleeves and get stuck into some of those more demanding jobs that you put off over the warmer months. If you are looking for inspiration, here are some ideas to get you started. design and install raised beds in the vegie garden shovel … Continue reading Let’s get physical!

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Trend report

The annual Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show (MIFGS) is the place where top designers and growers from across the country converge to celebrate their talents and show off what’s hot in Australian horticulture. Here’s what we saw trending in contemporary garden design. While the paving and pavilions were still present, plants took centre stage … Continue reading Trend report

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It’s a real wild life

Did you know bees are most attracted to blue, pink or yellow blooms? Or that butterflies are partial to overripe fruit? As humans take over more of the natural environment, birds, bees, butterflies, lizards and many other creatures are looking for new homes. As a gardener, you can play your part in creating habitat and … Continue reading It’s a real wild life

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Five top roses for scent

Some say a rose just isn’t a rose unless it has a perfume. Won’t be long now before we start seeing lots of bare-rooted roses appearing at our garden centres. If you are thinking about buying a scented rose for your garden, check out these five top picks.   ‘Mr Lincoln’ A tall-growing, dark red … Continue reading Five top roses for scent

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5 reliable leafy vegies

Now the heat of summer is behind us, it’s time to fill your vegie patch or pots with autumn and winter vegies. Leafy greens are high on the list of must-have edibles, and most of them thrive in pots as well as beds, particularly through the cooler months. Here are five dependable greens to plant … Continue reading 5 reliable leafy vegies

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Three great combos for a fabulous hanging basket

Ever been inspired by those flower-filled hanging baskets in Europe? Why not make one for yourself? Many colourful annuals struggle to perform well in baskets during our hot summers, but they thrive through the cooler months. Here are some plant combos to try. Cool and colourful A calming combination of commonly found winter annuals and … Continue reading Three great combos for a fabulous hanging basket

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Tips for perfect lawn

Thinking of laying a new lawn? Here are five tips to get the best out of your turf. 1. Preparation Don’t dismiss the prep work; it’s key to a good lawn. Break up compacted earth, and keep it moist. Turf underlay mix is the best surface to put down before the lawn; buy it from a … Continue reading Tips for perfect lawn