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Australian Natives with a difference

Australian Natives with a difference Australia #aboutthegardenma

These Australian natives are not normally thought of when choosing a Australian native for our gardens, but these natives are truly worth having one or two in any garden.  With the wide and varied climatic zones that Australia boasts, it can be understandable that so many of our delightful native species go unrecognised as worthy acquisitions for everyone to enjoy.  ... Read More »

Common winter garden pests and diseases in Australia

Common winters garden pests and insects in Australia #aboutthega

  Bindii Winter is a time when Bindii start to invade our home turf, causing much pain and frustration. If you have ever walked on a bindii and felt the sharp pain they cause, you may be interested to know that it is actually the seed that forms the prickle. Bindii starts growing in winter and if you kill the ... Read More »

Planting and growing leeks and spring onions

Growing leeks and spring onions in Australia vegetable garden #a

  When to plant leeks and spring onions Autumn and winter, to ensure that the leeks and spring onions grow during cold weather and mature as the temperature heats up. In cooler and  temperate climates spring onions, scallions and shallots can also be planted in early spring.   How to plant leeks and spring onions Leeks and spring onions can ... Read More »

Growing Eggplant (Aubergine) – egg plant from the garden

Growing eggplant in the garden about the garden magazine

Eggplant is a delicious, low cholesterol vegetable that is a member of the Solanaceae (potato) family. When to plant Eggplant can be planted throughout autumn and winter in warmer temperate zones, spring and summer for the colder southern states of Australia visit the Winter Herbs Fruit Vegies Planting Guide by Regional Zone. Soil preparation Eggplants need a rich, well-worked soil ... Read More »

2018 New release roses by Treloar Roses

New Release 2018 Roses for winter planting in Australia #aboutth

  New to the Treloar range for 2018 these fragrant and big bloom roses will add excitement to your garden this winter.    Unconventional Lady (Korsamasi) Hybrid Tea Rose A lovely deep pink hybrid tea rose with a delightful fragrance. Glowing cherry red buds develop slowly into large, beautiful pink blooms. The bush is fairly vigorous with great disease resistance ... Read More »

Growing Garden Peas and Snow Peas

How to grow Garden Peas in Australia #aboutthegardenmagazine.ind

A cool season favourite, peas are great whether they are eaten raw or cooked up in an Asian stir-fry. Both snow peas and garden peas are delicious, have similar growing requirements and are easy to grow. They are the ultimate winter treat. Being a climber, snow pea and pea plants will need a trellis to grow onto. It’s easiest to ... Read More »

How to Grow Broccoli

Growing broccoli in Australia vegetable garden #aboutthegarden

Broccoli is a wonderful edition to the garden, delicious steamed, grilled, in a stir-fry or added raw to a salad (wonderful with walnuts). Here is everything you need to know on how to grow broccoli. Broccoli loves the cold/winter season. It needs good drainage and plenty of sunlight, although late maturing varieties may prefer some shade to protect them from sudden heat ... Read More »

Growing lettuce – easy leafy greens to grow

Growing and planting lettuce in Australia #aboutthegardenmagazin

How to buy lettuce seedlings or seeds Lettuce is one of the world’s favourite salad crops, and something that can be easily grown either from seed or seedlings. There is an amazing range of lettuce, from one-serve meal types such as the butter and mignonette varieties, to ones with ornate and decorative leaves like radicchio, ‘Red Coral’ and oak leaf ... Read More »

How to Care for Hibiscus

How to care for hibiscus the delicate beauty aboutthegarden

For a smallish shrub of fairly delicate habit, hibiscus sure can produce the most enormous, flamboyant flowers. They are tough, too. Even a neglected hibiscus bush can continue to flower through the harshest conditions. In the tropics, hibiscus can flower throughout the year — including winter. Hibiscus colour Choice of flower colour is endless, with the exception of a true ... Read More »

Lovely Lavender – Planting and growing lavender

Growing and planting lavender in Australia #aboutthegardenmagazi

Lavender has enjoyed universal and enduring popularity in Australian home gardens and the reasons are quite clear. They are hardy and resistant to disease as well as being stylish — suiting most garden or landscape styles, regardless of fashions or trends. Basic requirements Lavender needs full sun to grow and flower well. Without at least 6 hours of direct sun ... Read More »