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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

Why do some native plants die young
Q&A: Why do some native plants die young?

Each month we receive questions from our readers, which are answered by one of our experts. Here’s one about the life expectancy of native plants. Continue reading Q&A: Why do some native plants die young?

6 simple ways to store your garden gear
6 simple ways to store your garden gear

No room for a proper shed? Here are some simple and cheap ways to stash your tools, stakes, potting mix, and everything else that collects over time in the garden. Rubbish bins with lids Invest in several plastic or metal bins to store your potting mix, chook food, garden fertilisers and other bulky items. Keep … Continue reading 6 simple ways to store your garden gear

Prepare gardens for more heat
Prepare gardens for more heat

One of the greatest challenges for Australian gardeners is getting the garden through the long, hot summer. Here are some top tips for protecting your plants in the coming months. Mulch This helps the soil stay cool and hold moisture, so check this and renew if needed. Water well before spreading mulch and don’t let … Continue reading Prepare gardens for more heat