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Tips for making beautiful flower arrangements

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    Flower arranging isn’t all about putting flowers in a vase full of water! However, if you are looking for some blossom-filled, attention getting floral arrangement, you know there’s more to it than that. If you’ve ever tried to make your own flower arrangement, you’d know all the things you need to do to make a neat and long-lasting ... Read More »

Botanical Artist – Australian Artist Profile – Roz Borg

Australian Botanical Artist Roz Borg #aboutthegardenmagazine.ind

Roz Borg fell into botanical art through her love of interiors. When helping family design a cafe 3 years ago her Art Degree kicked into gear and she started using plants as not only as a space filler but as art. Terrariums, succulent living frames and decorative planters made bespoke for the space quickly gained interest from the clientele and ... Read More »

Planting and growing hedge and screening tips

Modern plants for hedges and screening #aboutthegardenmagazine.i

Choosing the right hedging plant for the right location will set you up for success. Here is a ‘how to guide’ to planting, growing and pruning hedges.    Choosing a hedging plant When choosing a plant variety, consider the height and width you want the hedge at its final size, and choose a plant variety which will match this. Consider the ... Read More »

Modern, fast growing plants for hedges and screening

Modern plants for hedges and screening #aboutthegardenmagazine.i

Are you tired of plain, green murraya or English box hedges? How about a hedge with a difference that creates a talking point at barbecues and inspires the envy of your neighbours? These little beauties are reliable, fast growing hedging plants that are sure to grab the spotlight.   Metrosideros ‘Fiji Fire’ This tough performer is excellent for hedges up to ... Read More »

Seven (7) Autumn Herb Planting Tips

Tips for growing Autumn Herbs

Autumn is a great time to plant herbs in most parts of Australia and a great addition to any home garden, being not only decorative but delicious in hearty stews and sumptuous Asian dishes. Below is our ‘Seven (7) Autumn Herb Planting Tips’ that will have your herb flourishing! Herbs love well drained soil: – if planting in a garden ... Read More »

Succulent plant care – how to grow and plant succulents

Succulent plant care in Australia #aboutthegardenmagazine.indd

Succulents are known for their hardiness and water wise habits, but succulents still need a little love and attention. Here are the simple rules to keep succulents looking their best. Planting succulents For ideal soil conditions use the planting mix specially designed for their nutrient requirements. Searles Cacti & Succulent Mix feeds succulents and cacti for 9 months and has ... Read More »

Prepare home and garden for summer home parties

Prepare home and garden for summer garden parties in Australia #

Summer is a time when many of us take advantage of the longer day light hours, summer holiday season, sunny days and overdue catch ups with friends and family who you have promised to see all year. Check out these great tips to get your outdoor entertaining area looking its best. Many of these tips can be completed with a ... Read More »

Raised garden bed benefits

Raised garden bed benefits in Australia #aboutthegardenmagazine.

Unused sloping backyards, reduced mobility and better control over soil structure are some of the many benefits to installing raised garden beds. The answers to the following questions exemplify why raised beds can be a really good idea. Why can’t I grow anything in my soil? Unless you are blessed with an abundance of deep, rich, volcanic soil in your ... Read More »

Deter possums from around the home and backyard

Deter Possums in the home garden and around the house #abouttheg

Year after year many gardeners are devastated by the damage Possums do to buds, flowers and new growth on their roses, shrubs, trees and herbs. However for over 30 years many rose growers, both amateurs and commercial and others ‘in the know’, have used and confirmed D-TER Animal & Bird Repellent’s real success. “I have used your D-TER for 6 ... Read More »