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Raised garden bed benefits

Raised garden bed benefits in Australia #aboutthegardenmagazine.

Unused sloping backyards, reduced mobility and better control over soil structure are some of the many benefits to installing raised garden beds. The answers to the following questions exemplify why raised beds can be a really good idea. Why can’t I grow anything in my soil? Unless you are blessed with an abundance of deep, rich, volcanic soil in your ... Read More »

Deter possums from around the home and backyard

Deter Possums in the home garden and around the house #abouttheg

Year after year many gardeners are devastated by the damage Possums do to buds, flowers and new growth on their roses, shrubs, trees and herbs. However for over 30 years many rose growers, both amateurs and commercial and others ‘in the know’, have used and confirmed D-TER Animal & Bird Repellent’s real success. “I have used your D-TER for 6 ... Read More »

Epiphytic plants – Air plants – no soil plants

Epiphytic plants in Australia 2 #aboutthegardenmagazine.indd

As gardeners, most of us are fully accustomed to growing plants in containers or directly in the ground, but for some who lack the generosity of garden space, growing plants can often be a struggle with space restrictions, difficult corners to tackle or an overabundance of tree cover to block out sunlight. Well what may seem like obstacles should possibly ... Read More »

New Release roses for 2017

New Release 2017 Roses for winter in Australia #aboutthegardenma

2017 new release roses from Treloar Roses are bigger and better then ever. Here are our pick to plant this winter.  ‘Summer Romance’ FLORIBUNDA ROSE A beautiful variety with intensely scented flowers of fresh apple. It has a bushy habit, upright and even growth with very disease tolerant foliage. Approx. 80cm H. ‘Garden Friend’ FLORIBUNDA ROSE Truly a gardener’s friend. ... Read More »

Growing cauliflower

How to grow, plant harvest cauliflower in Australia #aboutthegar

Watching cauliflower heads form is as entertaining as cooking with them in the kitchen. Planting Cauliflower Cauliflowers are best planted in autumn and early winter to enable the flowering heads or curds to ripen in cold weather. Plant them in a full sun position with good drainage and deep, rich soil to accommodate their extensive roots. Growing them in a ... Read More »

Creamy cauliflower mash recipe

Creamy cauliflower mash recipe.indd

This tasty cauliflower mash has no potato in sight but still has all the creaminess of traditional mash.   Ingredients 4 rashers of bacon, finely chopped 6 cups of cauliflower florets 4 whole cloves garlic 200g sour cream salt & pepper to taste handful chives, finely chopped 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese   Method Cook bacon and garlic in a ... Read More »

2017 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 2017 Edition | Issue 80 Issue 80 features; Perfect Pelargoniums, bougainvilleas, patches in lawn, camellias in season, savoury slice to make & what to grow for autumn.    ... Read More »

Pelargoniums for garden colour (Geraniums)

Pelargoniums for garden colour - Geraniums - Australian Gardens

They have been part of gardens for countless generations and loved by both new and well-seasoned gardeners alike. Although we affectionately refer to them as Geraniums, they are in fact Pelargoniums and although related, are not to be confused for the hardy groundcover “true” geraniums  or “Cranes bills” more commonly seen in temperate climates. Those new to gardening often regard ... Read More »

Onion and Haloumi Savoury Slice

Onion and Haloumi savoury slice recipe.indd

This moreish haloumi slice compliments much needed weekend lunches or a picnic outing with great company.  Ingredients 2 red onions Rind of one lemon 500g zucchini, grated, excess moisture drained 220g haloumi, chopped roughly 6 eggs 3/4 cup self raising flour 1/2 cup mint leaves 1 tbs Tuscan seasoning 2 tbs pine nuts Olive oil  Method  Thinly slice into rings one ... Read More »

How to plant and grow bougainvilleas

How to grow best bougainvilleas in Australia #aboutthegarden.ind

The popularity of bougainvilleas in Australian gardens comes as little surprise. These hardy climbers will bring dazzling colour to your garden throughout the year, even in the face of severe neglect or drought. Bougainvilleas are also versatile. Traditionally a climber, bougainvilleas can be trained to behave like shrubs, trees – even hedges. Bougainvilleas also make spectacular hanging basket and pot ... Read More »