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How to Grow Broccoli

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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 »

How to Grow Winter Cabbage

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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 »

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 »

How to grow Garlic

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A clove or two of garlic will give an exciting new dimension to even the most humble of home cooked meals. What’s more, it’s so easy to grow. Here’s how to produce this highly nutritious and versatile herb in your own garden. How to buy Garlic can be grown from seed, which can be obtained from horticultural suppliers.
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Autumn Dainty Daisies

autumn dainty daisies for mothers day

Traditionally seen as a symbol of innocence, daisies offer so much in the way of variety that there’s one for everyone, whatever your style. They’re also so easy to grow and care for, it’s little wonder they’re an enduring favourite. Daisy Care: Daisies have excellent resistance to disease and usually recover quickly from extremes of weather. They are excellent for ... Read More »

St Patrick’s Day Sweet Peas

how to grow sweet pea for St Patricks day fun

Now is the time of year to plant sweet peas and although they are traditionally planted on St. Patrick’s Day, it is recommended that when planting them into garden beds, the soil is prepared at least a week earlier. The correct preparation now will ensure a spectacular display right through into spring. Soil preparation: Sweet peas love full sun and ... Read More »

Five (5) HOT daisy-like flowers for Autumn colour

Five (5) daily like flowers for autumn colour ALL #aboutthegarden

If it’s bold, bright colour you want from your daisies, the dahlia 
is for you! Native mainly to Mexico, dahlias offer some of the brightest hues of yellow, fire engine red, orange, magenta, hot and pastel pink, almost black and even bicoloured varieties. Another contender for fiery colour is the hardy calendula which blooms almost year round in shades of ... Read More »

Autumn herb, fruit & vegies planting guide by temperate zones

Autumn edibles, vegetables, herbs and fruit Guide by regional zone Australia gardening

What will grow in your garden this Autumn? 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 Gardening! Subtropical (includes: South-east Qld & Northern NSW) HERBS – plant chervil, chicory, coriander, fennel, garlic bulbs, lavender, marjoram, oregano, parsley, ... Read More »