Correas are mostly compact Australian native shrubs that grow in a wide range of situations, including frosty spots and semi-shade. They are drought tolerant once established, and are very attractive to birds, both for their nectar and as nest sites. They are much valued in winter because they bloom when there are few other flowers … Continue reading Plant correas for winter blooms
There’s lots to do around the garden at this time of year. Here’s a list of jobs to do now. Take cuttings from your favourite lavender varieties and pot them up into a sandy, well-drained mix Prepare citrus for winter cropping by feeding, watering and, if needed, topping up mulch Buy and plant the less … Continue reading 10 jobs to do in the garden this month
Kids love hunting for chocolate eggs in the garden, and it’s an Easter activity that will leave them with memories for a lifetime. Here’s an easy way to do it that will also minimise any disputes. Happy hunting! Hide small foil-wrapped chocolate eggs in a clearly defined part of the garden. Give each child a … Continue reading Set up an Easter egg hunt
Potted palms make great feature plants. Tropical Bali vibe, old-world Victorian elegance, minimalist Nordic chic or ’70s indoor-plant craziness… all these styles and more are possible when you grow palms in containers. Here are three tips for success.
Yearning for a quiet, private spot to entertain friends, curl up and read, or just sit and contemplate your garden… without onlookers? If a neighbouring property looks into your cosy reading nook or back deck, why not add some stylish screening to block the view? There are plenty of ways to achieve this, from DIY and quick-fix ideas that you can whip up in an afternoon, to more permanent solutions. Here are a few ideas.
There’s lots to do around the garden at this time of year. Here’s a list of jobs to do now.
When water is scarce and the garden is brown, how do you keep the gardening spirit alive? You can’t make it rain, but there are little things you can do to keep your spirits up, and create a corner of colour and interest.