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Tips for making beautiful flower arrangements

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    Flower arranging isn’t all about putting flowers in a vase full of water! However, if you are looking for some blossom-filled, attention getting floral arrangement, you know there’s more to it than that. If you’ve ever tried to make your own flower arrangement, you’d know all the things you need to do to make a neat and long-lasting ... Read More »

Australian Natives with a difference

Australian Natives with a difference Australia #aboutthegardenma

These Australian natives are not normally thought of when choosing a Australian native for our gardens, but these natives are truly worth having one or two in any garden.  With the wide and varied climatic zones that Australia boasts, it can be understandable that so many of our delightful native species go unrecognised as worthy acquisitions for everyone to enjoy.  ... Read More »

How to Grow Zingy Zucchini

How to Grow- Zingy Zucchini

When to plant Zucchini are a warm season crop. They can be grown in either full sun during spring and autumn or semi-shade in the heat of the summer (late Autumn to early Spring for the Tropics). Cultivate groups of three plants each month successively over the warm season. Seed or seedlings in yellow, green, striped or mottled varieties. It ... Read More »

Summer Petunias

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Summer is a time petunias to shine! They are terrific annuals to grow as hot weather plants adding bountiful colour to flower gardens.   Easy to grow Petunias are easy to grow either from seed or you can buy them as seedlings and they need a sunny spot in this garden as this really brings on the flowers. They can ... Read More »

Common winter garden pests and diseases in Australia

Common winters garden pests and insects in Australia #aboutthega

  Bindii Winter is a time when Bindii start to invade our home turf, causing much pain and frustration. If you have ever walked on a bindii and felt the sharp pain they cause, you may be interested to know that it is actually the seed that forms the prickle. Bindii starts growing in winter and if you kill the ... Read More »

Planting and growing leeks and spring onions

Growing leeks and spring onions in Australia vegetable garden #a

  When to plant leeks and spring onions Autumn and winter, to ensure that the leeks and spring onions grow during cold weather and mature as the temperature heats up. In cooler and  temperate climates spring onions, scallions and shallots can also be planted in early spring.   How to plant leeks and spring onions Leeks and spring onions can ... Read More »

Chicken, mushroom & leek pie recipe

Chicken, mushroom and leek pies recipe.indd

  Hearty chicken pies can be served hot or cold. Ideal for lunches, picnics and on-the-go munchies.   Ingredients 3 sheets of puff pastry 50g butter 500g chicken thighs, diced into 1cm cubes 200g button mushrooms, chopped finely 2 leeks, white part only, chopped finely 2 tsp Dijon mustard 1/2 cup sour cream   PREPARE Preheat oven to 220˚C. Grease ... Read More »

Growing Eggplant (Aubergine) – egg plant from the garden

Growing eggplant in the garden about the garden magazine

Eggplant is a delicious, low cholesterol vegetable that is a member of the Solanaceae (potato) family. When to plant Eggplant can be planted throughout autumn and winter in warmer temperate zones, spring and summer for the colder southern states of Australia visit the Winter Herbs Fruit Vegies Planting Guide by Regional Zone. Soil preparation Eggplants need a rich, well-worked soil ... Read More »

2018 New release roses by Treloar Roses

New Release 2018 Roses for winter planting in Australia #aboutth

  New to the Treloar range for 2018 these fragrant and big bloom roses will add excitement to your garden this winter.    Unconventional Lady (Korsamasi) Hybrid Tea Rose A lovely deep pink hybrid tea rose with a delightful fragrance. Glowing cherry red buds develop slowly into large, beautiful pink blooms. The bush is fairly vigorous with great disease resistance ... Read More »

Persian orange & almond cake – gluten free cake

Presian orange and almond cake - gluten free cake recipe.indd

  Decadent orange and almond cake topped with a light citrus syrup, perfect for a gluten free treat.    Ingredients 2 oranges 4 eggs 1 1/2 cups of (315g) caster sugar 3 cups (300g) of almond meal 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground cardamom Thick cream or mascarpone for serving   Orange syrup Zest and the juice ... Read More »