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Why is my passionfruit vine not flowering

Passionfruit not flowering in Australia #passionfruit #abouttheg

Probably the most common problem for passionfruit grown in home gardens is poor fruit set, which is generally due to a lack of flowers being pollinated. We have listed tips to grow more passionfruit flowers.  This can occur for a number of reasons, the main one being a lack of pollinators. This means there are not enough bees around to pollinate the ... Read More »

9 tips to keep cut flowers flowering longer

9 tips for how to keep cut flowers flowering longer in Australia

Try these 9 ways to keep cut flowers flowering longer.  Cut off the stems an inch every two days. This will keep the end of the stem open to draw water upwards. Fill a clean vase with warm water and replace water every two days. Add a 1/2 teaspoon each of bleach, sugar and white vingear into the water to ... Read More »

How to control common Winter weeds

Control Winter weeds in Australia #aboutthegardenmagazine.indd

Most lawn weeds begin their germination and growth in winter, especially bindii, clovers and broad leaf weeds, so this is the perfect time to commence an eradication program for a weed free lawn through the spring and summer seasons. STEP 1. Winter lawn growth is slow in Winter so you can afford to keep the lawn longer to keep out ... Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About Pressure Pumps

Everything you need to know about pressure pumps about the garden

Looking for a way to get more out of your tank water, but without hurting your bank account – or the environment? It’s time you got to know all about pressure pumps.  The primary job of a pressure pump is to make your tank water supply as effective, powerful and versatile as mains water. Without one, your harvested rainwater is ... Read More »

Maintaining your swimming pool

Maintaining your swimming pool hints and tips

Swimming pools can be expensive both to buy and to maintain. Whether you’ve got an in ground pool or an above ground pool you need to make sure that you look after it. Without proper care your pool can easily become dysfunctional. The good news is that looking after your pool isn’t too difficult and shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes ... Read More »

Tips To Preparing Your Garden For Winter

Tips To Preparing Your Garden For Winter about the garden magazine

With winter almost upon us and temperatures starting to drop, it’s time to consider what our gardens will need to help prepare them for the frosty mornings and rainy days. Preparing your garden for winter is relatively straightforward and will mean that you have the best chance of enjoying thriving blooms come spring. Here are a few tips you can ... Read More »

Gardening on the East Side in Australia

Gardening on the eastern side about the garden magazine australia

My favourite place to garden is on the eastern side. It is truly a pleasure. Eastern facing gardens usually get morning sun, which usually isn’t as harsh as our afternoon sun. I find many plants that thrive in full sun conditions also thrive here in half shade especially plants that sometimes get their flowers burnt in full sun conditions. Selecting ... Read More »

Tips for exteriors of houses: Kerb Appeal

Tips for exteriors of houses- Kerb Appeal

Kerb appeal is all about how your house looks from the outside. Too often the front garden can go unloved and under maintained, which is crazy when you think that the front of your home is all that the large majority of people will ever see. Sprucing up your home and adding kerb appeal doesn’t have to be expensive or ... Read More »

Gardening on the North Side in Australia

Gardening on the northern side in Australia

The North facing garden usually sees sun all day long. While for many this may seem like the easiest garden to create – most plants love sun right? It can be quite daunting as a garden that gets all day sun comes with a few down falls mainly hot and dry. As long as your ground is prepared correctly though ... Read More »

Gardening on the Western Side in Australia

Gardening on the Western Side in Australia

A garden that faces west will be subject to extremes of temperature. On a summer afternoon, this is where the sun can bake the soil, scorching all but the toughest of plants. Many beautiful plant species revel in a western location however, and clever plant selection can turn an ‘unusable’ section of your garden into an inviting living space. Western side flower garden Geranium Geranium, (Pelargonium sp.), ... Read More »