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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 »

Dividing and Repotting Cattleya Orchids

dividing and repotting cattleya orchids

The beautiful cattleya orchid loves a position with good, filtered sunlight or semi-shade, such as in the bough of a tree. It will grow in all parts of Australia and is easy to propagate by division.  Four (4) steps to dividing and repotting cattleyas STEP 1: Like most orchids, cattleyas prefer to be pot bound rather than overpotted. This is ... Read More »

10 Tools To Kick Start Your DIY Garden

10 tools to kickstart your garden

You don’t need a large shed full of expensive tools to set up your very own garden. If you are wanting to kick start the year with a DIY garden, this guide will help you get you going with ease. With these 10 tools, you’ll have the perfect kit and thriving garden in no time. 1. It all starts with ... Read More »

Get your outdoor living space party ready!

Tips to get your outdoor living spaces party ready

So all the Christmas Parties are at your place this year? Get your garden and outdoor living areas looking their best with our top tips. It’s never too early to start!     Tidy up your plants  As soon as you can take a wander around the yard and trim anything that looks ‘yuk’. Give everything a good dead head ... Read More »

Light Up Your Christmas – Light Safety Tips

Light Up Your Christmas Light Safety Tips garden aboutthegarden

Christmas lights are a fun way to join in the festive cheer and make your home sparkle! Our Christmas light safety guide will help you to achieve a visual delight for all your Christmas decorating, with the safety of your home intact! Setting up your Christmas Lights Whether you are purchasing your Christmas lights new this year, or reusing lights ... Read More »

What You Need to Know before Building a Garden Shed

Building a garden shed what you need to know

Most people that have ever done any gardening know how convenient and even essential it is to have a garden shed – you can comfortably store everything that you might need when you’re working in your yard. And although at first sight building one might seem to be a pretty simple task, when folks actually decide it’s time to do ... Read More »

Winter Grass Weed – How to Kill Weeds in Winter

clover and most lawn grass weeds need to be treated in winter

Winter is the ideal time to kill off various grass weed in your lawn before it reaches maturity and seeds. One grass weed produces 100,000 seeds! Did you know, fleabane is a problematic weed that spreads rapidly when left to seed, with one mature plant can produce over 100,000 seeds!   How to Kill Weeds in Winter As a rule, it’s best ... Read More »