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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 »

How to plant and grow onions

How to grow, plant harvest onions in Australia #aboutthegardenma

Onions are a kitchen pantry essential and compared to other vegetables are very easy to grow in poor soil.  Plant onions seedlings to guarantee a good supply at the ready. Planting onions Autumn and winter are a great time to plant onions. They tolerate poor soils and dislike fresh fertiliser. Good drainage is essential — raised beds in an open, ... Read More »

Best Indoor ferns guide for indoor greenery

Best and easy indoor plants to grow in Australia.indd

There’s something quite magical about the calming effect ferns have when we enter a room. Foliage plants soften and compliment any room decor and invite us to remember the natural world and pause for a moment. Whether you incorporate ferns in a greenery type environment or add them to a terrarium display, there is a fern for every purpose. Selecting ... Read More »

Flavour infused water recipes using herbs, fruit and spices

Flavoured water ideas.indd

We have all been told to drink lots of fluids to stay hydrated during the summer months, but drinking litres of water every day can get a little boring and fizzy drinks adds to your calorie count quickly…what to do? Here are some ingredients from the garden to add some zing to your water. Herbs, fruit and spices to flavour water ... Read More »

How to create the perfect garden wedding

How to create the prefect garden wedding #aboutthegardenmagazine

  A garden wedding at your house or family home is becoming a very popular option for couples who want to create a special and intimate day. For many this is a way of cutting down on high costs such as venue hire, but backyard weddings are also perfect for couples who want to create a truly unique and memorable ... Read More »

Herbs that love the heat – Summer herbs

Herbs that love the heat in Australia #aboutthegardenmagazine.in

Basil Plant basil in a sheltered position and keep it well-watered in the heat of summer. Pruning (or regular harvest) can keep the plants compact and also extend their productive life. Unlike most herbs, its flavour increases with cooking. Includes sweet basil, purple basil, etc. Chives Hardy in garden beds or in pots, plant chives in full sun but don’t ... Read More »