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Why is my passionfruit vine not fruiting or flowering

Passionfruit not flowering in Australia #passionfruit #abouttheg

Probably the most common problem for passionfruit grown in home gardens is poor fruit set, which is generally due to a lack of flowers being pollinated. We have listed tips to grow more passionfruit flowers.  This can occur for a number of reasons, the main one being a lack of pollinators. This means there are not enough bees around to pollinate the ... Read More »

Roasted tomato & mushroom ravioli recipe

roasted tomato and mushroom ravioli recipe.indd

A perfect quick pasta dish to create the ambience of lazy lunches in the Mediterranean sun.   Ingredients 200g medley cherry tomatoes 1 onion, cut into wedges 1 tablespoon olive oil 400g mushroom ravioli   (beef ravioli can be used as a substitute) 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 50g black pitted olives handful fresh basil leaves, torn   Prepare On medium ... Read More »

The types of daisies

Types of daisies in Australia - Daisy varieties - Marguerite daisy #aboutthegardenmagazine-1

The simple daisy has managed to capture the hearts of all who venture into gardening. They are a member of an immense group of plants botanically referred to as the asteracea, (formerly the compositae) and can be found on all continents except for Antarctica. Although seemingly simple in appearance, daisies are actually more like two flowers in one. The main ... Read More »

Spring flowering plants

Spring flowering plants for Australian Gardens #aboutthegardenmagazine-Daylily

There are so many wonderful flowering shrubs in the spring garden that it’s difficult to narrow down a selection to a handful. Choosing on just floral display alone would be impossible, so the rationale for this feature is based on not just their flowering ability, but other attributes that make these shrubs ‘must have’ plants. Azaleas  There are many types ... Read More »

Tips for making beautiful flower arrangements

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    Flower arranging isn’t all about putting flowers in a vase full of water! 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 many of the things you need to do to make a neat and long-lasting arrangement. Here ... 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 »