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Best plants to bring birds to your garden

Plant guide to bring birds into the garden for Australian garden

Without a doubt, the addition of animal life to the garden is a welcome sight for all age groups. One group of living creatures that are always welcomed, no matter the time of year, are birds. We are blessed to have a rich assortment of birdlife in this country that have the opportunity to visit our gardens. However with constant ... Read More »

Easy Bird Seed Hanging Feeder to make

Bird Seed Hanging Feeder recipe #garden aboutthegarden.com.au.in

Bird Seed Hanging Feeder Want to attract more birds to your garden? Here is an easy and quick recipe to whip up in the kitchen and hang in your favourite tree. Make a cup of coffee and watch your feathered friends come to visit. Ingredients 2 x 50g gelatine packets 250ml water 2 or 3 cups of bird seed Oil ... Read More »

Spring is peak tick season

Tick season in Australia #aboutthegardenmagazine.indd

This is the time of year to be vigilant about checking pets for paralysis tick. Although ticks can occur year round, their peak period is spring and summer when warm weather combines with periods of rain. The paralysis tick (Ixodes holocyclus) is found along most of Australia’s east coast where an estimated 20,000 domestic animals are paralysed every year. These ... Read More »

Creating pet friendly gardens

Pet friendly gardens tip and hints

Whether you are designing your garden from scratch or you are just adding a few bits of colour from your local nursery there is something that you may need to take into consideration: is that plant safe for your family, and I mean all your family including your pets. As with most things that we come across every day there ... Read More »