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General Gardening Fact Sheet Archive

About the Garden has the information you need to get started in the garden. Below is an archive of all our ‘older’ gardening General Gardening Fact Sheets (pruning, raised garden beds etc) from many moons ago. Some of these may feature products which have been discontinued or re-branded, but the advice is still the same. Check out our blog posts, subscribe ... Read More »

Harvest Fact Sheets Archive

About the Garden has the information you need for practical gardening advice. Below is an archive of all our ‘older’ gardening Harvest Fact Sheets (vegetables, herbs & fruit) from many moons ago. Some of these may feature products which have been discontinued or re-branded, but the advice is still the same. Check out our blog posts, subscribe to our monthly email ... Read More »

Summer Colour with Native Daisies

ummer colour with native daisies #flower #native #summer #aboutthegarden

Native daisies are equally at home in cottage-style gardens as they are in native gardens. They can be more in harmony with the natural environment than other plants and of course, they’re also adorable! Here’s how to grow native daisies for summer colour… Bracteantha (Bracteantha bracteata) Also called everlasting daisies, bracteanthas are famous for their dry, crackly petals that do ... Read More »

Part 2: Growing Asian Herbs

Part 2 How to grow an asian herb garden #aboutthegarden

Asian cuisine encompasses the refreshing and often pungent flavours of Burmese, Vietnamese, Lao, Cambodian, Indonesian and Thai cooking. Dishes are mostly an amalgamation of four contrasting flavours — hot, sour, sweet and salty and herbs and spices play an important role in this fusion. Here are some commonly used herbs of South-East Asia.   Chilli Chillies are really just tiny ... Read More »

Recipe Vegetarian Phad Thai

Recipe vegetarian phad thai #garden #aboutthegarden

If Asian cuisine is a weakness, this Vegetarian Phad Thai will delight the palate with its fresh ingredients.   Ingredients 400g dried flat rice noodle sticks 2 tablespoons oil 2 eggs lightly beaten 1 onion cut into thin wedges 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 small red capsicum, cut into thin strips 100g fried tofu, cut into 5mm wide strips 3 tbs ... Read More »

7 Things to Consider Before Planting a Shade Tree

seven (7) things to consider before planting a shade tree #noelburdette #summer #aboutthegarden

A well positioned, healthy tree can bring a lush, leafy ambience to your home or work environment as well as protection from the elements. The following check list will ensure you choose the best tree for your situation. 1. Take a hike Look at trees growing in your own neighbourhood. This will give you an idea of how trees will ... Read More »

3 Festive Ways to Use Sage

Three (3) Festive Ways to Use Sage #herb #decorating #christmas www.aboutthegarden.com.au

Sage is a beautiful herb to add to culinary dishes, however due to its strong flavour only a little is usually required for cooking, leaving you to ponder….. what to do with the abundance of lush green aromatic foliage in the garden?! Here’s three (3) festive ways to use sage this holiday season, to fragrance and add living colour to ... Read More »

Recipe Quick Mango & Avocado Salad

Recipe quick mango and avocado salad #garden #aboutthegarden

Use all those delicious mangoes and avocados off the trees with this lovely little fresh salad dish for Summer entertaining. Ingredients 2 mangoes, diced 2 avocados, diced 100g baby spinach, washed handful of flaked almonds or pine nuts 4 tbsp mango chutney or similar Method Place baby spinach in a salad bowl or on a serving platter. Top with mango, ... Read More »

How to Grow Avocado

How to Grow Avocado #australia #tree #fruit #garden www.aboutthegarden.com.au

Avocados are easy to grow in warm-temperate to tropical gardens and are a nutritious power house of vitamins, minerals, beneficial fats and antioxidants. Low in sugar and containing no starch or salt, planting an avocado tree can be the best way to grow your way to good health and nutrition.   Planting position Give trees full sun and shelter from ... Read More »

Poolside Gardens for Small Spaces

Vertical and potted poolside gardens for small spaces

Swimming pools require a significant portion of our increasingly space-limited backyards, however this does not mean the pool area has to be void of plant life, you can still have a splash and enjoy the colour too!  Climbers. Consider making the most of vertical walls and fence lines with densely foliaged, evergreen climbing plants such as Chinese star jasmine (Trachelospurmum jasminoides) or ... Read More »