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Easy As! Re-potting pot plants

step by step guide on how to re pot flowers and pot plants

Re-potting is an important part of owning healthy happy plants. As time comes by, potting mix eventually degenerates and its nutrients are used up by the plant. It is best to re-pot plants into the best quality premium mix possible every two years or so, even if the plant hasn’t outgrown its pot. Using a premium potting mix will ensure the plant gets optimum ... Read More »

Make It! Brush Free Painted Pots

make it brush free painted terracotta pot for father's day #craft #DIY #kids #garden #aboutthegarden

Get a little messy and give herbs some ‘pizzaz’ , with this great little brush FREE craft activity. Everyone loves a handmade gift, especially when it’s been made by a little person. A gorgeous little handcrafted gift for Father’s Day, that will have pride of place next to Dad’s BBQ!   Supplies – 1 x plastic cover for table – 1 ... Read More »

Biodegradable Pots for Seedlings: Toilet Roll Method

Recycle old toilet rolls to germinate seeds!

Growing from seed is a cost effective way of getting your garden started, plus it’s a lot of fun for children to see how something as small as a carrot seed grows into a tasty vegetable for the kitchen table! Whilst you can purchase ‘seed raising trays‘ (which are very effective and great during colder months) recycling toilet rolls for ... Read More »

Easy as! Grow salad in a potting mix bag

How to grow vegetables in a bag of potting mix

There is nothing better than a crispy, fresh salad and growing your own is so easy! If you’re trying your hand at gardening for the first time or simply don’t have the time or space for a large garden bed, salad can be grown straight in a bag of quality potting mix. It’s as easy as that! Supplies – Searles ... Read More »

Easy as make a scarecrow

Scarecrows are traditionally a decoy to keep pesky crows away from eating crops. They are usually in the form of a human-shape and filled with hay or straw. Their eerie demeanour has made them a popular prop for Halloween celebrations and also Scarecrow Festivals around the country (check this  out – Scarecrow Hinterland Festival). Scarecrows are very easy to make and lots of ... Read More »

Flower Lotto Game

Game kids #flower #lotto #aboutthegarden

Did you know that in the olden days, children use to play a special flower card matching game, which was a mix between snap & bingo. The owner of this beautiful set, Mrs Beth Craddock shared with us how to play the game: “My greatest treasure is this flower lotto set. It’s very old — I got it in 1942 ... Read More »

Create a Backyard Frog Refuge

Frog in haven #frog #garden #aboutthegarden

A chorus of frog calls can create a wonderful atmosphere around your home on a summer night. These friendly critters also do a great job of controlling insect pests. You may also be surprised how little effort it takes to create an inviting haven for local frogs in your garden. Here’s how… Use natural or poison-free methods of solving garden ... Read More »

Colour Wheels: Repurposed Car Tyre Garden

tyre garden bed planted with flowers aboutthegarden

When my husband finished building our daughters cubby house, I realised just how steep the slippery slide he put on the cubby was for a three year old. In truth, I had a little ‘mummy panic’ envisioning trips to emergency with broken arms and split heads. After some convincing, my husband suggested that we look at placing recycled car tyres along ... Read More »