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Botanical Artist – Australian Artist Profile – Roz Borg

Australian Botanical Artist Roz Borg #aboutthegardenmagazine.ind

Roz Borg fell into botanical art through her love of interiors. When helping family design a cafe 3 years ago her Art Degree kicked into gear and she started using plants as not only as a space filler but as art. Terrariums, succulent living frames and decorative planters made bespoke for the space quickly gained interest from the clientele and ... Read More »

Planting and growing hedge and screening tips

Modern plants for hedges and screening #aboutthegardenmagazine.i

Choosing the right hedging plant for the right location will set you up for success. Here is a ‘how to guide’ to planting, growing and pruning hedges.    Choosing a hedging plant When choosing a plant variety, consider the height and width you want the hedge at its final size, and choose a plant variety which will match this. Consider the ... Read More »

Modern, fast growing plants for hedges and screening

Modern plants for hedges and screening #aboutthegardenmagazine.i

Are you tired of plain, green murraya or English box hedges? How about a hedge with a difference that creates a talking point at barbecues and inspires the envy of your neighbours? These little beauties are reliable, fast growing hedging plants that are sure to grab the spotlight.   Metrosideros ‘Fiji Fire’ This tough performer is excellent for hedges up to ... Read More »

Snow pea & smoked salmon salad recipe

Snow pea and salmon salad recipe.indd

This luscious snow pea and salmon salad is filling and full of flavour, perfect for a main dish for lunch or a light dinner.   Ingredients 250g smoked salmon or trout 1 x cos lettuce bunch 200g snow peas 2 tbsp capers 2 x tomatoes 1 x shallot 1/4 cup flaked almonds   Dressing 2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar 1 tsp ... Read More »

Herbs for healthy lifestyle – Natural Medicine

Health of herbs #aboutthegardenmagazine.indd

Herbs provide more than just flavour enhancers to our culinary dishes, they enrich our overall well-being.   Today we think of herbs as culinary flavouring agents and they are essential to any good cook. They are almost as essential to any gardener, being amongst the easiest food plants to grow. Many herbs are perennial and are fairly easy to grow, ... Read More »

Growing lettuce – easy leafy greens to grow

Growing and planting lettuce in Australia #aboutthegardenmagazin

How to buy lettuce seedlings or seeds Lettuce is one of the world’s favourite salad crops, and something that can be easily grown either from seed or seedlings. There is an amazing range of lettuce, from one-serve meal types such as the butter and mignonette varieties, to ones with ornate and decorative leaves like radicchio, ‘Red Coral’ and oak leaf ... Read More »

Guardians of the garden – Beneficial (predatory) backyard insects

Guardians of the garden - Beneficial (predatory) backyard insect

Secretly, each day, there are millions of insects in gardens fighting the good fight against other insects which cause damage to our loved garden plants and trees. Lets take a look at beneficial insects in the backyard.    Along with the pretty and well-known species that we recognise buzzing about pollinating plant to plant, they are mirrored by those that wish ... Read More »

2018 About the Garden Magazine Archive

About the Garden Magazine is a FREE publication distributed through a network of garden centres, nurseries, hardware stores and landscaping yards. They are your local gardening experts visit yours today! About the Garden | Autumn 2018 Edition | Issue 84 Issue 84 features; Ideal modern plants for hedging, herbs for health, new season plants, recipes & what to grow for autumn.    ... Read More »

Fruity Nutty Carrot Slaw Salad

Fruity Nutty Carrot slaw salad recipe.indd

Made in 10 minutes, this recipe for carrot slaw side dish is ideal to serve up as a BBQ side salad with your favourite meat or use as a wrap filling for a healthy lunch time bite.    Ingredients 450g or approx. 5 medium sized, coarsely grated carrots 2 sticks of celery, finely sliced 3 shallots, white and green parts, ... Read More »

Lovely Lavender – Planting and growing lavender

Growing and planting lavender in Australia #aboutthegardenmagazi

Lavender has enjoyed universal and enduring popularity in Australian home gardens and the reasons are quite clear. They are hardy and resistant to disease as well as being stylish — suiting most garden or landscape styles, regardless of fashions or trends. Basic requirements Lavender needs full sun to grow and flower well. Without at least 6 hours of direct sun ... Read More »