Gardening

Sun 1 Jul 2018

Barking up the right tree

Barking up the right tree

This week, the most exciting plant to arrive in the nursery is the Sri Lankan cinnamon tree, Cinnamomum verum.

Fabulous figs a hardy choice for your garden

Fabulous figs a hardy choice for your garden

Figs are a delicious sweet fruit to grow at home, with fruit maturing during late summer and autumn.

Sun 24 Jun 2018

Eureka! It's a bountiful tree

Eureka! It's a bountiful tree

Although winter is their peak fruiting season, in warm areas eureka lemons can produce fruit almost year-round.

Wed 20 Jun 2018

Groundcovers save time and effort

Groundcovers save time and effort

Plants and mulch will help the garden eliminate weeds ... and if not, there is always the kettle.

Sun 17 Jun 2018

Give a fig for indoor splendour

Give a fig for indoor splendour

These hardy indoor plants will thrive for many years with little attention - just don't plant them out

Flower that keeps on giving

Flower that keeps on giving

Beautiful potted cyclamens become available in the cooler months and many lucky Mums would have received one for Mother's Day.

Mon 11 Jun 2018

How to grow vegies at home

How to grow vegies at home

THIS is the time to grow cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce and silverbeet, and the experts say it’s easy if you know how. Here’s all you need to know about growing...

Sun 10 Jun 2018

Everything can come up roses

Everything can come up roses

A humid climate is not ideal but there are tricks to growing roses in your garden.

Get on your nerve garden

Get on your nerve garden

Nerve plants are popular indoor plants with vividly colourful foliage.

Mon 4 Jun 2018

Earl Grey, anyone?

Earl Grey, anyone?

Make your own wonderfully fragrant Earl Grey tea using the intensely flavoured dried rinds of bergamot oranges

Sun 3 Jun 2018

Be a blue tongue wizard

Be a blue tongue wizard

The name comes from its edible, sweet, purplish-black fruit that turns your mouth blue.

Build spring gardens in winter

Build spring gardens in winter

Winter is actually the best time of year to plant trees and shrubs and establish new gardens.

Sun 27 May 2018

Keep it colourful - even in the cold

Keep it colourful - even in the cold

A little planning means you don't have to miss out on glorious blooms during winter.

You can bank on beauty from banksias

You can bank on beauty from banksias

Banksias, known for their distinctive flowers, are found in every state and territory across Australia.

Sun 20 May 2018

Proteas lift a winter garden

Proteas lift a winter garden

Native to South Africa, proteas are spectacular autumn and winter flowering plants that look great in the garden and cut for display.

Get your garden buzzing with bees

Get your garden buzzing with bees

May 20 is World Bee Day, a day when we can all start doing a bit more to help protect this most precious resource.

Sun 13 May 2018

Small backyard? She'll be apples!

Small backyard? She'll be apples!

If you don't have a big backyard, being able to pick your very own apples doesn't need to be just a dream.

Sat 12 May 2018

Give Mum your blossoming love

Give Mum your blossoming love

You can give to two mothers at once - help Mother Earth by replacing cut flower gifts with flowering plants in the ground or in pots.

Wed 9 May 2018

Student green thumbs rewarded

Student green thumbs rewarded

Students at Mulgildie State School have been growing vegetables to learn about food production and their award-winning crops were favourites at the local show.

Sun 6 May 2018

Garden club visits Marbachs' eden

Garden club visits Marbachs' eden

The Monto Garden Club ventured to Roy and Bev Marbach's sprawling 4500-acre Ventnor property at the weekend for their monthly horticultural excursion.

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