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Top 10 summer scented flowers

Gardenia Florida

A beautiful garden can tantalise all of the senses, but fragrance is an often underrated pleasure. To step outside on a summer’s day and be flooded with the delightful fragrance of some of these beauties can be truly heavenly. Gardenia Gardenia spp.summer. Gardenias are available in many forms, ranging from miniatures and groundcovers to large shrubs. Common to all gardenias are ... Read More »

Passionate for passionfruit – Growing Passion fruit vines

How to gros Passionfruit #fruit #flower #garden #aboutthegarden

A favourite in warm temperate to
tropical Australian gardens where they 
can grow year round, the passionfruit originates from South America. This 
lovely climber has it all; lush foliage,
beautiful flowers and of course, delicious fruit! Planting In warmer zones with mild winters, passionfruit can be planted throughout the year. In cool or cold zones, plant only during the warmer time of ... Read More »

Pumpkin Salad

Pumpkin Salad recipe

Ingredients: 1/4 pumpkin 300g Penne pasta 175g trim cut bacon 2 cloves garlic 1/2 capsicum, diced 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp brown sugar juice of half a lemon 1 punnet cherry tomatoes handful of fresh basil, marjoram and parsley 50g baby spinach pepper to taste 100g feta cheese   Method: 1. Peel and dice pumpkin and boil or steam ... Read More »

Citrus Bud Mites and Rust Mites

rust #desease #rust #garden #aboutthegarden

Various citrus mites can be the cause of deformed flowers, deformed leaves, distorted fruit, grey or rusty foliage and discoloured fruit. The mites themselves cannot be seen by the naked eye as they are microscopic in size. If these pests occur on your fruit trees, control them by spraying with Searles Wettable Sulphur. You may need to repeat spray to ... Read More »

Fruit Fly

Plant Hospital- Fruit Fly #pest #citrus #garden #aboutthegarden

If you’ve ever grown fruit of any kind, especially during spring and summer, you will know that fruit fly can be a real nuisance. However there is an easy solution to help control these pesky insects.   Fruit Fly damage  Here in our hot climate, fruit flies cause a lot of fruit loss from stinging the fruit. It is actually ... Read More »

Flower Lotto Game

Game kids #flower #lotto #aboutthegarden

Did you know that in the olden days, children use to play a special flower card matching game, which was a mix between snap & bingo. The owner of this beautiful set, Mrs Beth Craddock shared with us how to play the game: “My greatest treasure is this flower lotto set. It’s very old — I got it in 1942 ... Read More »

Citrus Gall Wasp – insects on plants

Citrus Gall Wasp #desease #citrus #garden #aboutthegarden

The gall wasp causes swollen lumps in the young stems and branches. The female wasp lays her eggs in the young, soft twigs and as the wasp larvae develop, the plant grows extra cells around the wound. The result is a distorted lump in the branch. The wasps lay their eggs from spring to summer, but the galls are generally ... Read More »

Citrus Leafminer – insects on plants

citrus leaf miner #pests #garden #aboutthegarden

The presence of Citrus leafminer can be identified by the silvery lines it leaves on leaves. These are the tunnels left by the larvae as it ‘mines’ its way through the insides of the leaf. When the larvae are fully grown, they curl the leaf edges and shelter inside the curled section and emerge as adult moths. Leafminers can cause a ... Read More »

4 Solutions for common indoor plant problems

Four solutions to- common indoor plant problems #Red #flower #table #talkers #plants  #garden #aboutthegarden copy

SYMPTOM 1 Leaves yellowing with margins Possible cause Soil too dry Solution Water thoroughly. If brown or dense tips and potting mix does not absorb water, apply Searles Penetraide® Re-Wetting Granules and water again. SYMPTOM 2 Leaves gradually pale into yellow and brown, particularly on side nearest to light/window. Possible cause :  Too bright/direct Solution : Sun scorch or light Relocate plant away ... Read More »

SeaMax Fish & Kelp

SeaMax Fish & Kelp Searles Healthy Organic Gardens

If you love organic gardening products than you can’t go past Searles SeaMax® Fish & Kelp. Not only does SeaMax® Fish & Kelp fertilise plants, it’s helps to resist insect and fungal attacks PLUS assists in reducing plant shock when transplanting, giving your plants the best start in the garden. Benefits of SeaMax® Fish & Kelp: BFA Registered. 100% Organic ... Read More »