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Cheapest Potting Mix…. False Economy?

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Recently with the help of a friend, I had a gardening epiphany. She’s a keen gardener too, and although we catch up infrequently, it’s always a turn around each others gardens, a cuppa and a chat (whilst we steal cuttings). She seems to be an effortless gardener and her results are always better than mine.  We got to chatting about ... Read More »

Three (3) Hardy Winter Purple Flowers for the Garden

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Purple flowers bring calm, creativity and relaxation to a winter garden, a balance between fiery reds and calming blues. They recede in the garden, helping to make small garden spaces feel larger, so ideal for small gardens, courtyard and balcony spaces. Don’t fear if your a known ‘black thumb’, you can still bring purple into your winter garden with our Top 3 Hardy Purple Flower Picks below! ... Read More »

Searles Premium Potting Mix

Quality Soil is the foundation to healthy potted plants and searles has the answer

Don’t cheap out on potting mix when re-potting your pot plants. Having the right soil mix can make all the difference to your plants cheery health and nutrition. Searles Premium Potting Mix is an ideal ‘all-rounder’, great for indoor, outdoor and semi-shade positions in your home, ideal for self watering pots.   Benefits of Searles Premium Potting Mix:  Contains 8 months ... Read More »

Easy As! Create a Succulent Terrarium

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Creating your very own stylish terrarium is much easier and cheaper then you might think. So add a little living colour to your home decor or give a handmade gift with a difference! The Ideal plants to use for terrariums are small succulents and indoor foliage plants. Succulents are heartier than most foliage indoor plants & require less watering.   ... Read More »

How to Grow Fruit Trees in Pots

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Growing fruit trees in pots allows you to have them in paved areas and unlikely garden spaces. So you can grow your own fruity harvest in the smallest of spaces! Choosing the right pot To grow a decent, fruit bearing tree, it is recommended that you use a pot at least 40cm in size, depending on the size the tree ... Read More »

Easy as! Strawberry Planter

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Don’t let having a limited space hold you back from trying your hand at home grown strawberries. Strawberries are great container growers, you can plant your crop in pots, hang in baskets, potting mix bags or even this specially designed strawberry planter bag! These strawberry bag planters are ideal for those with balcony or courtyard gardens, as they are light ... Read More »

How to Grow Cooler Climate Tibouchina

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Tibouchina are no longer restricted to the more tropical states of Australia, with the release of the Tibouchina ‘Cool Baby’ and Tibouchina ‘Groovy Baby’.  Not only do they perform well in cooler climates, they are hardy, beautiful in full flower and being compact are ideal for pots.   General Care Tips Tibouchina ‘Cool Baby’ and Tibouchina ‘Groovy Baby’ perform best ... Read More »

How to Grow African Violets (Saintpaulias)

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They may have a touch of ‘granny’, but African Violets make for marvellous flowering indoor plants and are the ideal choice for terrarium displays.  Location African Violets require moderate to bright indirect light all year round to encourage flowering. A well lit kitchen bench or coffee table is perfect. They also prefer humidity in the atmosphere (thus why they are ... Read More »

Poolside Gardens for Small Spaces

Vertical and potted poolside gardens for small spaces

Swimming pools require a significant portion of our increasingly space-limited backyards, however this does not mean the pool area has to be void of plant life, you can still have a splash and enjoy the colour too!  Climbers. Consider making the most of vertical walls and fence lines with densely foliaged, evergreen climbing plants such as Chinese star jasmine (Trachelospurmum jasminoides) or ... Read More »

Easy as! Grow herbs in a space saving planter

Grow herbs in a space saving planter great for small spaces

Don’t let space hold you back from having the fresh herb garden you’ve always dreamed of. This nifty strawberry planter can easily be transformed into a beautiful space saving herb garden, ideal for courtyards and patios. Fresh from your garden to the kitchen! Supplies: – Searles Strawberry Planter Bags (2 bags per kit) – 10 or 11 x Herb seedlings ... Read More »