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What to do in the Garden
Summer is fast approaching. 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 Flower...
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October is a month of great activity in the garden. The earth has warmed and we experience the excitement of change in the garden from one day to the next. Lots of planting and lots of growing as the wonder of spring unfolds before us. Plant seedlings of summer flowering annuals such as Alyssum, Marigolds,...
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Strawberries are one of the easiest fruiting plants to grow and it is certainly a treat to feast upon these sweet delights picked fresh from the garden Strawberries are ground-hugging, herbaceous plants, growing to about 15cm high and spreading into a clump 50–100cm wide. Their flowers are simple, five-petalled blooms that are pollinated by bees....
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Colour Your World The complete feel, look and style of a garden can change dramatically for each season of the year by adding seasonal colour. Get creative in your garden by designing eye-catching combinations and adding fragrant blooms to enjoy the impact of colour all year round. Here are some colour and scent principles: Bold...
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We are now in the final month of Winter. August is a fabulous month as the signs of spring begin to come to life before us. The landscape begins to glow with the gold of wattles in flower. Spring flowering bulbs are pushing their way through the cool winter soil and the trees that have...
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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 has arrived and gardens are transformed with the change of season. Deciduous Trees June is the month when deciduous plants shed their leaves and move into a dormant period in preparation for an explosion of growth and colour as the spring arrives. During this dormant time, garden centres in cooler regions receive a vast...
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Mothers bring us into the world. They nurture and care for us when we are young and new. Mother’s ensure that we have the nourishment needed to grow and develop. They are there for us and help us through the seasons of life. This is a lot like gardening. It is so rewarding for a...
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In our busy worlds that are filled with concrete, asphalt and screens, plants help us to reconnect with nature as we enjoy the delights of new growth, colour and everchanging freshness. There is plenty to be achieved in the garden during May as we prepare for the coming winter days. More Time Indoors May is...
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Growing Potatoes at Home Potatoes are a wonderful root crop to produce at home and are very easy to grow. Planting certified Seed Potatoes  The term “seed potato” can be a little misleading. Although potatoes do set seed, they do not grow true to seed. To get the variety of potato you want, you need to...
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