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Autumn Flower Bouquets for Mother’s Day

Autumn Flowers ten living flowers for Mum on Mother's Day

 Whilst there is no denying that cut flowers are lovely, a bouquet of living flowers lasts longer and will continue to flourish with blooms over several months or even years! This Mother’s Day, consider dropping into your local garden expert and purchasing a living bouquet for Mum. 1. Mother’s Day Orchids Autumn is a wonderful time for orchids, with four wonderful ... Read More »

5 Ways To Make The Most Out Of Your Tree Stumps

Ways To Make The Most Out Of Your Tree Stumps

It’s already a huge change to your yard and garden to cut down and remove a tree, and taking out the stump is expensive, frequently messy, often dangerous if you try to do it yourself, can take a huge amount of time depending on how old your tree is, and leaves a huge, nasty scar in your garden that needs ... Read More »

Recipe Valda’s Homemade Lemon Butter Spread

recipe lemon butter homemade preserve spread tastes like citrus tart

If you are a sucker for anything citrus, you HAVE to try this recipe. It is ‘oh soooooo delicious’ you will just want to eat it by the spoon full. Lovely served on bite sized baked biscuit bases or spread on toast, Valda’s Lemon Butter can not be surpassed.  This recipe is shared by our magazine reader Carolyn, who share’s with ... Read More »

Recipe Fresh Home Baked Berry Danish

recipe home baked fresh berry danish

If you love a little bakery treat (who doesn’t enjoy fresh baked goods – yum), you maybe pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to make your own berry danishes at home. The best thing about home baked berry danish is, you can significantly decrease the amount of sugar used, whilst increasing the berry filling. Berries in general are quite sweet ... Read More »

Recipe Carolyn’s Homemade Fig Jam

preserve recipe carolyn's homemade fig jam

If you have a fig tree in the garden, you will know first hand how much fruit can ripen all at one time. As figs become over ripe quite quickly, they do need to be consumed within a few days of harvesting. Aside from eating them ‘raw’, there are a number of delicious preserve options you might not have considered.  One ... Read More »

Recipe High Tea Cucumber with mint, chives & cream cheese sandwiches

High tea recipe cucumber with mint chives and cream cheese sandwiches

There is nothing more charming than enjoying a glass of bubble and a cucumber sandwich, whilst in good company. A rather ‘English Tradition’, the humble cucumber sandwich is a wonderful light snack and in era of Downton Abbey, enjoyed in company during a game of cricket.   This recipe is a twist on the traditional cucumber sandwich, with the added culinary delight of ... Read More »

How to Add Drama on Garden Design

Add drama to the garden aboutthegarden

Mark Brandon loves to wander far and wide in search of get tips and inspirations for home improvement. He is a contributor for Safe and Sound Property Inspections and shares his expertise to other blogs as well. Below, he shares some tips on how to add some drama on Garden Design. Whether you live in the countryside or the cities, ... Read More »

Rosemary Wreath for Anzac Day

Rosemary wreath for Anzac Day fragrant herb

Rosemary pinned to the chest is a familiar sight at Anzac Day services around Australia. The tradition began when a wounded digger brought back a small rosemary bush from the shores of Gallipoli and sprigs of this bush were worn to honour the fallen. To mark 100 of Anzac in 2015, consider hanging a Anzac Day Rosemary Wreath on your front ... Read More »

100 Years of Anzac: Garden of Remembrance Creating a Living Memory

100 years of Anzac Garden of rememberance create a living memory in the garden aboutthegarden

In 2015, we honour the Centenary of Gallipoli, 100 years of Anzac and what better way to show commemorate then to create your living memory, a garden of remembrance.  There are many plants that not only symbolise the Anzac spirit, but are living history, brought back by returning veterans 100 years ago from the battle fields. These plants invoke both visual and ... Read More »

Gardening on the North Side in Australia

Gardening on the northern side in Australia

The North facing garden usually sees sun all day long. While for many this may seem like the easiest garden to create – most plants love sun right? It can be quite daunting as a garden that gets all day sun comes with a few down falls mainly hot and dry. As long as your ground is prepared correctly though ... Read More »