By

Tim Blake
The shortest day has now passed. As each day gets a little longer, the promise of spring approaches. Deciduous plants are bare and are storing energy for the abundance of the season ahead. July is an important month of pruning in the garden. Pruning will not only shape your plants but see plants come back...
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Nothing brings a smile to your face like a sausage dog. So over 200 of them leaves grinning from ear to ear. The Weiner parents from Capalaba Produce ventured to the seaside suburb of Wynnum on Saturday the 16th Of June to take part in The Wynnum Weiner Walk. It was a stunning Winter’s day,...
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Winter is an excellent time for northern gardening. The heat and humidity has passed, and this is a pleasant time to be outdoors and enjoying this season planting and growth. The Flower Garden • Hellebores or winter rose are just some of the many plants that bring colour and life to the winter landscape •...
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Originating from China, the earliest modern rose was the tea rose. With centuries of breeding, modern roses are long flowering with it possible to achieve continuous flowering from spring to autumn. There are single, semi-double and double-flowered forms in every colour imaginable and most with a beautiful fragrance. How to Care Roses are deciduous (falling...
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Tomatoes are a favourite to grow and every region seems to have a local show day, race day or community event that is green light to plant out your tomato plants. Tomatoes love the warmth and grow best in southern areas of Australia from mid spring into the summer. The plants are fast growing and...
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Growing food at home is very popular and whatever form your garden may take, herbs are easy to grow and very rewarding. Fresh or dried, herbs add zest to cooking, perfume the house and have natural medicinal and cosmetic benefits. Craft making with herbs has wide appeal. Create pot pourri, tussie mussies and infused vinegars...
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Happy New Year and a very warm welcome back to the garden for 2018. Summer is a great time of year to stop and to enjoy the fruits of the previous labour. On saying this, there is still much than be achieved in the summer garden. Garden jobs for January: Treat gardens, pots and hanging...
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What to do in the Garden this December
There is still time to plant out some annuals or potted colour to have the garden looking a picture for Christmas – try alyssum, lobelia, petunia, zinnia, salvia, verbena, marigolds. Now is a good time to plant up pots and hanging baskets – there are so many choices available and your garden centre experts will...
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What to do in the Garden this November
Summer is fast approaching and now is the time to prepare and plant for Christmas and the coming warmer months. Summer is a time great of the year for entertaining and some effort now will ensure that your garden and living areas are looking bright, colourful and healthy as you enjoy your summer living. The...
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The Edible Garden
October is a busy month in the vegetable garden. Good preparation done in August and September will now begin to reward you. October is an important month for sowing or planting vegetables including Asian greens, beans, beetroot, capsicum, carrot, celery, cress, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, onions, pumpkin, squash, radish, silverbeet, potato, sweet potato, rocket, tomato, zucchini,...
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