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Winter Gardening – the Basics

As the cooler weather sets in, it’s easy to forget about the garden and stay indoors where it’s warm and cosy. To get the most out of your garden come spring time though, there are several jobs that can be completed over winter. Firstly, if you have a lawn area, now is an opportune time […]

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There’s no doubt that hot, windy summer conditions can take their toll on Melbourne’s gardens. But there are many ways to ensure your garden survives the heat, without having to run sprinkler systems 24/7. You’d be surprised how little water is really needed to keep gardens and lawns verdant. And smart planting can also reduce […]

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Autumn Gardening

Autumn can be a productive time in the garden. It is an opportunity for planting all kinds of trees and shrubs. The air is cooler but the soil still holds warmth – ideal conditions for plants to establish themselves. Plant shade trees now, and pick out your favourite sasanqua camellias and roses while they’re in […]

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Making gardens fun again

Somewhere between reality home makeover shows and worrying about resale value in five, seven or 10 years down the track, something has happened in many Australian backyards. Despite all the paving, blue fescue, mondo grass, hedges and trendy edible gardens, we’ve managed to make many of our backyards incredibly boring for kids. It’s no wonder, […]

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Winter can create a harsh environment for your garden, especially in cold areas. Growth slows down considerably and problems become more evident when a plant is in a cold-weakened state. But there are many things you can do to help your garden cope with the cooler months: Move potted tropical plants and other warmth loving […]

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Home Grown Harvest

Growing your own food at home has become both popular and fashionable. And aside from the many health benefits it can also help save on the grocery bill. In larger gardens families can easily designate a sunny area for edibles and promptly enjoy the vast variety of home grow fruit and vegetables now available. Tomatoes, […]

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