Gardening

Sat 29 Sep 2018

GALLERY: Orchids blossoming bright this weekend

GALLERY: Orchids blossoming bright this weekend

FOR the local hosts of the 35th anniversary of the annual Hervey Bay Spring Orchid and Garden Spectacular, "it's all for the love of orchids”.

Sun 23 Sep 2018

Evergreen has a flair for the dramatic

Evergreen has a flair for the dramatic

For a dazzling range of leaf colours and patterns, look no further than the Chinese evergreen.

Lovely scent of nature's perfume

Lovely scent of nature's perfume

Capture boronia's exquisite sweet and fruity fragrance in your garden, a pot or as cut flowers.

Sun 16 Sep 2018

Berry tempting backyard delight

Berry tempting backyard delight

Fresh blueberries are a great addition to the garden, and will even grow successfully in a pot.

Enjoy the fleeting beauty of daylilies

Enjoy the fleeting beauty of daylilies

With lily-like flowers that last just one day, it's time to make the most of these hardy, low-maintenance plants.

Sun 9 Sep 2018

Go troppo with bananas

Go troppo with bananas

Aussies eat more than five million bananas each day - here's how to grow your own.

Shorty shastas grow best in full sun

Shorty shastas grow best in full sun

These tough little daisy hybrids flower profusely, don't need staking and are easy to grow.

Wed 5 Sep 2018

GALLERY: Agnes Water's quirky bus house up for sale

GALLERY: Agnes Water's quirky bus house up for sale

Could this be one of the funkiest properties in Queensland?

Sun 2 Sep 2018

The plant that was heaven scent

The plant that was heaven scent

With its deliciously sweet fragrance, this pretty plant smells just like spring.

Time to plant tomato seeds

Time to plant tomato seeds

Pop your tomato seedlings on a windowsill, so they are ready for planting out as soon as any chance of frost has passed.

Tue 28 Aug 2018

GREEN THUMB: Feed you, me and the bees

GREEN THUMB: Feed you, me and the bees

The many different reasons to grow flowers, other than for their beauty.

Sun 26 Aug 2018

Camellias need a good feed

Camellias need a good feed

Camellias laden with flowers bring gorgeous colour to our gardens from autumn to spring.

Rekindle your love of rondeletia

Rekindle your love of rondeletia

With fragrant, pretty flowers and so easy to grow, this not-so-popular plant deserves some time in the sun.

Sun 19 Aug 2018

What does it take to grow magnificent magnolias?

What does it take to grow magnificent magnolias?

The spectacular flowers of these deciduous trees will turn heads wherever they are seen.

Contemplate your navel oranges

Contemplate your navel oranges

Finding a sunny spot with well-drained soil is sweet for growing navel oranges.

Sun 12 Aug 2018

An Aussie touch given to lavender

An Aussie touch given to lavender

Shades of pink add something different to your lavendar patch.

Hoya could turn a brown thumb green

Hoya could turn a brown thumb green

Gardeners are kept on their toes if they want to collect the more than 200 species of hoya.

Mon 6 Aug 2018

Hit leaf curl stone dead

Hit leaf curl stone dead

Don't worry if you only have a small backyard or patio - growing stone fruit is still achievable.

Sun 5 Aug 2018

Brazilian beauty a versatile plant

Brazilian beauty a versatile plant

Originating from South America, this tropical shrub provides dense growth and flowers most of the year.

Tue 31 Jul 2018

'Wouldn't want to live any other way': Life off the grid

'Wouldn't want to live any other way': Life off the grid

Ever wondered what it would be like living "off the grid"? Take a look inside this Bancroft property to see what self-sufficient living is all about.

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