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How to Grow Sunpatiens®

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SunPatiens® offer unrivalled three-season flower power as the first impatien to thrive in FULL SUN plus withstand heat, humidity, rain and shade! These remarkable plants represent a breeding breakthrough and are a cross between a wild Impatien species and a New Guinea Impatien. Delivering continuous colour from spring through to Autumn, SunPatiens are unaffected by downy mildew and less prone ... Read More »

How to Grow Beetroot

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  Beetroot is great to have on hand and is so easy to grow, you’ll only wish you’d planted some sooner…  How to plant Beetroot is best sown as seed, although if transplanted carefully, seedlings will also develop well. Where to plant Beetroot will grow best in a loose, fairly sandy soil. They are not fussy however, and will also grow well in ... Read More »

How to Grow African Violets (Saintpaulias)

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They may have a touch of ‘granny’, but African Violets make for marvellous flowering indoor plants and are the ideal choice for terrarium displays.  Location African Violets require moderate to bright indirect light all year round to encourage flowering. A well lit kitchen bench or coffee table is perfect. They also prefer humidity in the atmosphere (thus why they are ... Read More »

How to Grow Sweet Corn

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A much loved vegetable of children and adults alike, sweet corn is sweet and juicy making it perfect for BBQ gatherings, served steamed with butter or given a light fry on the BBQ plate…..yum. Best of all it’s not a difficult vegetable to grow. How to plant Sweet corn can be planted from late spring until early autumn throughout Australia ... Read More »

Spring Rose Care Tips

Tips for Spring Rose Care

If your desiring a rose display that will rival Flemington Racecourse on Melbourne Cup, then follow these sound spring rose care tips. Pruning Roses Generally, roses should be pruned back by two-thirds in winter but if you haven’t done this by early spring, a gentle pruning to remove dead branches and excess straggly growth should suffice. Feeding Roses When new ... Read More »

How to Grow Organic Vegetables in Pots

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Don’t let small spaces stop you from reaping the rewards of homegrown organic vegetables. With the advent of organic potting mix and fertilisers, you can now grow organic produce successfully in pots in just a few simple steps! Benefits of potted vegetables over garden beds Pots are easier to hand water than garden beds during periods of water restrictions, Easier ... Read More »

How to Grow Cheerful Chives

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  Chives (Allium spp.) feature in the top five of most chefs’ culinary list of herbs to use in the kitchen. They are also popular with gardeners because they are attractive and an easy plant to fit into small spots just about anywhere in the garden.     How to buy Chives can be grown from seed or purchased as ... Read More »

How to Grow Beautiful Brunfelsia

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 Author Chelsea Van Rijn A truly beautiful and harmonious garden should stimulate all of our senses… I love the varied and delicious smells of the garden; sweetly scented flowers, strong, spicy foliage — even stinky fertiliser has its place! New-release plants will wow us with ‘structural’ or ‘colourful’ impact, but we usually need to look to the ‘old favourites’ for ... Read More »

How to grow gorgeous geraniums

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With so many amazing plants in garden centres today, it can be easy to forget some of the most obvious choices. Geraniums flower beautifully, keep a lush appearance in some of the hottest, driest conditions, are elegant in pots and can be the mainstay of low-maintenance gardens. With the recent geranium revival, it’s time to give the humble geranium a ... 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 »