Top Flowers to Grow This Winter in Australia

Most gardeners in Australia spend three freezing winter months pruning the unwieldy canopies of trees and plants, clearing away dead leaves, and harvesting autumn blooms. Nevertheless, if you consider yourself to be a passionate gardener, you’ll find many flowering plants that thrive during the harsh winter months. Regardless of whether you live in Sydney, Melbourne, […]

Six Benefits of Gardening with Kids

Kids love to be involved in projects around the house, and it usually doesn’t take long to reap the rewards that gardening with your kids can bring to the whole family.  There are many reasons to involve children in gardening tasks, and here are just a few ways that home gardening will benefit not only […]

Top Five Natural Mulch Ideas for Your Garden

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Applying organic mulch to soil boosts its fertility which in turn enables plants to grow to their full potential. Additionally, mulching helps improve the soil’s constitution by restoring nutrients, keeps out pests and weeds, and insulates roots and soil in winter. Proper mulching ensures you spend more time focussing on how to improve yields and […]

Drying Herbs – A Simple Guide

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Summer has just been and gone. If you enjoy using herbs to flavour your dishes all year round, here are some ideas to make the most of your herb garden while it’s flourishing through the warmer months, to keep the enjoyment lasting through the colder months when growth slows and sometimes stops. Herbs respond really […]

Companion Planting

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Companion Planting When planning out your edible garden, taking the time to consider plant compatibility can make a huge difference to your garden’s success.  Companion planting is all about maximizing the outcome of your garden by carefully selecting plants that grow well together.  With a little research, it’s easy to get amazing results. What are […]

Sir Walter Buffalo Grass – A Brief Guide

Sir Walter Buffalo Grass – A Brief Guide Sir Walter Buffalo Grass is easily the most sought after variety of grass in Australia, abounding in over 500,000 homes. Not only does this grass variety appear majestic and striking both in sunlight and shade but also needs minimal maintenance. No wonder this grass variety is incredibly […]

A Brief Guide to Growing Turmeric

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Curcuma Longa, commonly called turmeric, is a flowering plant categorised under the ginger family, and native to India. The plant’s roots, which yield the popular orange-yellow spice have been used for millenniums throughout Asia, chiefly for culinary and therapeutic purposes. Turmeric, a perennial herb, grows up to 1m and bears inflorescence with stem bracts coloured […]

5 Garden Furniture Essentials

You have a well-manicured lawn, pretty blooming flowers, and well-trimmed plants and hedges, and a colourful garden. Add some essential pieces of furniture, and you can enjoy your beautiful garden the way it deserves to be! Sofa A sofa is a great addition to your garden, especially if you have a decking or patio. A […]

10 Garden Tools Every Gardener Should Have

A basic set of tools is important to make gardening tasks such as seeding, weeding and fertilising, easier, and the results faster and more satisfactory. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned gardener, these are the top 10 gardening tools you must have in your gardening toolkit. Gloves This is perhaps the most important […]

Spring Gardening Tips in Melbourne, Australia

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Spring is here and this is the right time to plan your patch of green. The season is one of the most exciting times for gardeners for you can plant almost anything. Whether you love growing flowers, veggies, ornamental shrubs and climbers or just want to renew your lawn, this is the best time of […]