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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 »

Recipe Oven Baked Spring Rolls

Oven baked spring rolls with cabbage

Ingredients Extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped half cup mushrooms diced 2 celery sticks, finely chopped 2 cups of shredded cabbage half cup of diced ham (omit ham for a vegetarian option) 1 tablespoon of cornflour 1 tablespoon of sweet chilli sauce 1 tablespoon of soy sauce 2 tablespoons of coriander or ... Read More »

8 Top Flowers for Autumn Colour by Regional Zone

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   Add a little colour to your garden with these Autumn flowers.   1. Begonia For an exciting range of flowers in shady areas, look no further than begonias. Most begonias are frost tender so in colder climates these tropical beauties can be grown as indoor plants.   2. Salvia If you’re looking for an easy-care flowering plant, the salvia ... Read More »

Cyclamen a perfect Mothers Day Plant

How to grow cyclamen this mothers day

Cyclamen makes the perfect Mothers Day plant with their lovely, sweetly-perfumed flowers and can be easily grown as an indoor plant. Here are the secrets to great indoor cyclamen Cyclamen are native to Mediterranean coastlines. They enjoy a cool and slightly moist environment with filtered light. Cyclamen are great as an indoor plant provided they’re kept away from ‘hot spots’ ... Read More »

Four (4) Autumn Orchid Flowers

Four (4) Autumn Orchid Flowers About the Garden

Accentuate a living space or area of the garden with a display of Orchid flowers this Autumn, their bold flowers and colours also making them the perfect living gift for Mother’s Day. 1. Dendrobium Dendrobiums come from Asia and the Pacific including Australasia. They grow best throughout Qld and northern NSW and have no leaf drop, so they’re pretty easy-care. Water generously ... Read More »

Growing Fabulous Figs

How to grow figs in Australia plant and care for figs #abouttheg

There’s nothing like the sweet, juicy flesh of a freshly ripe fig straight off the tree. A highly ornamental tree in both formal and informal gardens, the fig can be grown in most parts of Australia. An excellent source of dietary fibre, calcium and a range of other nutrients, the fig is an easy and abundant cropper, making it one ... Read More »

Recipe Fresh Mint Tea

How-to-make-fresh-herbal-mint-tea-from-the-garden aboutthegarden

Mint Tea is a beautifully refreshing fragrant beverage, that is calorie free and known to settle minor stomach aches and nausea. Making it a great morning pick-me-up! Ingredients 1 Cup of mint leaves (picked from stem)….adjust this quantity dependent on the intensity of flavour you desire & size of Tea Pot. 4 Cups of boiling water  Method STEP 1. Chop ... Read More »