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No More Painful Bindii Prickles!

how to control bindii's in your lawn

 If you want a perfect lawn that you can walk on without all the painful bindii prickles, then you need to spray now to clean up for spring.   Winter is a time when many nuisance weeds and prickles seem to invade our home turf, causing much pain and frustration. One such major nuisance weed is the bindii.   If ... Read More »

Seven (7) Culinary Winter Herbs

Herbs that will make your home cooked meals taste amazing!

Add flavour to those winter dishes with delicious herbs grown from your garden. 1. Bay tree (Laurus nobilis)
 This is great grown in a large tub or in the garden. It responds well to pruning so is also great in hedging and topiary. Has a handsome pyramid shape when left unpruned. Its aromatic, evergreen leaves are an essential ingredient in ... Read More »

Eight Tips for planting bare rooted deciduous trees

Top Tips for planting bare rooted dicidious trees during winter #aboutthegarden

The rows of bare rooted trees in cool climate nurseries at this time of year can seem rather unglamorous. Looks, however, can be deceiving. In fact, many gardeners refuse to plant at any other time, greedily anticipating the cool season when we have some of the finest jewels of the plant world at our fingertips. Here are eight (8) tips ... Read More »

Recipe Creamy Lemon Tart

Delicious Lemon Tart with super easy base

This Creamy Lemon Tart recipe is delicious served hot or cold and has a very simple pastry base, the perfect comfort food. Winter is the usual time for lemons to come into fruit.   Ingredients Simple Pastry Base 2 cups plain flour 125g cold unsalted butter, chopped 2 egg yolks 1/3 cup cold waterbase Lemon Filling 125g double cream 4 large ... Read More »

Tips for Hand Weeding

tips for hand weeding without chemicals #aboutthegarden

Hand weeding is easy and can be a very effective option during the colder months when weeds are not growing.   STEP 1. This hand weeder is most effective on flat, star-shaped weeds like dandelion and capeweed. These weeds have a single, carrot-shaped taproot that can make them difficult to pull out by hand. STEP 2. Position the weeder at ... Read More »

Winter Flowers Planting Guide by Regional Zones

Winter Flower Guide by regional zone aboutthegardenmagazine

What colour will grow in your garden this Winter? Have no idea? Then refer to our regional zone planting guide! It’s so easy, just locate your  zone on the map and discover all the colour you can be enjoying.  Happy Winter Gardening! Subtropical (includes: South-east Qld & Northern NSW) FLOWERS – before spring, fertilise roses with Searles Rose & Flower Food ... Read More »

Winter Herb, Fruit & Vegies Planting Guide By Regional Zones

Winter fruit and vegetable #Autumnplanting by regional zone aboutthegardenmagazine

What will grow in your garden this Winter? Have no idea? Then refer to our temperate zone planting guide! It’s so easy,  just locate your  zone on the map and discover all the delicious produce you can be enjoying.  Happy Winter Gardening! Subtropical (includes: South-east Qld & Northern NSW) HERBS – plant chamomile, comfrey, dill, garlic bulbs, lavender, lemon balm, marjoram, mint, oregano, ... Read More »

How to Grow Strawberry

how to grow Strawberries

Get your own strawberry patch in before the end of winter to pave the way for a long and delicious harvest throughout the warm season. There’s nothing better than the sweet flavour of home-grown strawberries! Loved by children and adults a like,  it’s little wonder this easy-to-grow groundcover is among the most popular food crops in Australian home gardens. Producing its ... Read More »

How to Grow Winter Cabbage

Growing cabbage in Australia vegetable garden #aboutthegarden

Like other cold/winter season crops, cabbage need full sun and good drainage. Soil preparation Cabbage prefer a slightly acidic and somewhat heavy (clay) soil which will prevent leaching of nutrients with the regular watering they require. Alkaline soil can be balanced by adding organic compost or the pH can be lowered by adding sulphur powder. Read up on how to use ... Read More »

Queensland Garden Expo 2013

Queensland Garden Expo 2013

Queensland Garden Expo is a ‘must see’ in 2013 for green thumbs and novice gardeners alike. Held in the Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Nambour from 5th to 7th July, this three day expo is Queensland’s premier gardening event. Some of Australia’s leading gardening experts take part in three days of lectures, demonstrations and workshops. See plants, plants and more ... Read More »