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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 »

5 Ways To Make The Most Out Of Your Tree Stumps

Ways To Make The Most Out Of Your Tree Stumps

It’s already a huge change to your yard and garden to cut down and remove a tree, and taking out the stump is expensive, frequently messy, often dangerous if you try to do it yourself, can take a huge amount of time depending on how old your tree is, and leaves a huge, nasty scar in your garden that needs ... Read More »

How to Add Drama on Garden Design

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Mark Brandon loves to wander far and wide in search of get tips and inspirations for home improvement. He is a contributor for Safe and Sound Property Inspections and shares his expertise to other blogs as well. Below, he shares some tips on how to add some drama on Garden Design. Whether you live in the countryside or the cities, ... 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 »

Easter DIY Garden Projects

10 easter #easterdiy projects for the garden #aboutthegarden

Are you currently honing in your inner DIY skills to tackle a home or garden project this Easter long weekend?  Easter is a great time to tackle a DIY project, particularly in the garden, as the weather is cooler, giving plants a better chance of establishing themselves before the cold winter months hit. Best of all, you have four (4) ... Read More »

Small Balcony Garden – Tips to Get You Started

Small Balcony Garden Tips to Get You Started

While balcony gardens are generally less work due to their smaller scale, they do require special attention and planning to ensure success. A plant growing permanently in a pot or tub will be more vulnerable to dry-out and sudden changes or extremes of temperature, so selecting suitable containers, plants and growing media (potting mix) is vitally important. It is also ... Read More »

Biodegradable Pots for Seedlings: Origami Newspaper Method

Learn to make Biodegradable Pots for Seedlings- Origami Newspaper Method DIY step-by-step instructional aboutthegarden

There is nothing more rewarding then growing from seed and it’s dead easy to make your own biodegradable pots for seedling using the ‘Origami Newspaper Method’ in ten (10) easy steps. It’s so easy, even my six year old was able to do it!  Why make biodegradable seed pots? It’s simple really, you can plant your seeds and keep them in ... Read More »

Dipladenias – hardy flowering plants good for pots

red flowers Dipladenias - hardy flowering plants good for pots aboutthegarden.com

The dipladenia’s hardy nature and handsome, brightly coloured flowers have made it a favourite pot plant in Australian home gardens. This little beauty is versatile, too. Usually thought of as a climber, the dipladenia is just as easy to train as a small shrub. Here’s how to grow them in pots. Climate/temperate zones Dipladenias originate from the tropics and subtropics ... Read More »