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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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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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Do you know there is over 600 varieties of roses? From modern to old fashioned, miniature and bushes to standards, climbers and weepers. Coming from French rose breeders to English, German, American and also Australian ones! We are lucky enough to have received a shipment of Miniature Roses, Standard Roses and Bush Roses. These guys vary...
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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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Your checklist for Autumn! Welcome March and the beginning of Autumn! The cracking of popping seed pods has been a common sound that fill have those warm summer evenings.  This is nature preparing for an abundant future as the next generation of plants explode out of their pods and capsules and make their way to...
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What is the best fruit to grow in summer around the brisbane area? Would you like to know?! Below, we have created a list of fruit that is in season this summer! The soft, sticky sweetness of ripe mangoes, the crispy crunch of fresh pink lady apples, we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to...
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TYPES OF PESTS COMMON IN SUMMER  It’s an annoying fact that long, hot Australian summers bring plagues of pests along with the ice-creams, picnics and outdoor pursuits we love. The longer the spell of hot weather, the more entrenched these infestations can become. Learn about the different types of pests and how to keep them...
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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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