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How to freshen up indoor plants
How to freshen up indoor plants

If your indoor plants are looking a bit tired, why not give them a summer respite outdoors? There are just two basic rules you’ll need to follow: don’t let them get sunburnt and remember to bring your plants inside before the weather turns cold. Find a nice cool, shaded spot and leave your indoor plants … Continue reading How to freshen up indoor plants

Summer Pots
5 tough pot plants for a hot summer

Yep, it’s been a sizzler so far. So, which plants are good choices to grow in pots through a hot summer? Here are five plants that can take the heat — a native, a succulent, a grass, a flowering ornamental and a fruit. And there are heaps more where they came from! Fan flower (Scaevola … Continue reading 5 tough pot plants for a hot summer

Top recycling tips for gardeners

The most recent instalment of the ABC’s War on Waste campaign focused attention on plastics and the damage they do to our environment. Here are some ways to re-use and recycle plastic gardening materials and old garden tools. Continue reading Top recycling tips for gardeners

Q&A: What can I grow on my verge?

Each month we receive questions from our readers, which are answered by one of our experts. Here’s one about alternatives to grass on the verge. Continue reading Q&A: What can I grow on my verge?

4 steps to top compost

The best way to dispose of your organic waste is to compost it. Companies have been busy developing composting systems to suit even the tiniest space, so there is no excuse to continue throwing food and other organics into the garbage bin. Here’s how to create your own compost heap. Continue reading 4 steps to top compost

Make a fairy garden
Make a fairy garden

A fairy garden is a great summer project that will bring delight to kids, grandkids and any small visitors. Ideally the children can help with its creation, or you could make it as a surprise. Continue reading Goodies for green thumbs

Goodies for green thumbs
Goodies for green thumbs

Plants are the gifts that keep on giving. Here are three great ideas for your special gardening friends this Christmas, each with a different theme. Continue reading Goodies for green thumbs