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How to Grow Pretty Winter Pansy

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There are few flowers more versatile or distinctive to the winter garden than the pansy. Available in just about any colour of the rainbow, their cheery faces are the perfect way to fill your garden with winter mirth.   Getting started Pansies can be planted from seed or bought as seedlings, including advanced seedlings that are already in flower. An ... Read More »

Five (5) Small Winter Flowering Shrubs

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Grow these easy-care small shrubs for cheerful colour in the winter garden. Abutilon (Chinese lantern) This is a relative of the hibiscus and flowers all year round. Pruning is recommended to keep them bushy as they can become lanky. A full sun position is preferable, but they will also flower well in part shade. Keep them mulched and well-watered, but avoid ... Read More »

Top Ten (10) Tips for Growing Roses from David Austin Roses

Ten top tips for growing roses by David Austin Roses Australia #yellow #rose #aboutthegarden

by Michael Marriott of David Austin Roses Careful choice of varieties – is fragrance important; health; shape of flower; shape and size of plant? Wise choice of planting position – roses do not like too much competition at the roots and all like at least a few hours of sun a day, especially in the morning. Thorough soil preparation – mix ... Read More »

Six (6) David Austin Scented Winter Roses

Six (6) winter scented roses by david austin about the garden magazine

David Austin Roses are best described as ‘New Roses in the Old Tradition’. They combine the perfume, variety and charm of old fashioned roses with the recurrent flowering qualities and wider colour range of modern roses. The majority have strong, bushy shapes and can be grown amongst many other garden shrubs. The newer forms of David Austin Roses have been ... Read More »

How to Grow Camellias

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Camellias are adored by home gardeners for the sheer beauty of their blooms and foliage. Given the right conditions, camellias are long-living and very easy care. Here are some growing tips to get your started! Soil preparation Before planting camellias, it’s important to prepare soils well with plenty of composted organic matter. Good drainage is also vital. If your soil ... Read More »

How to Grow Adorable Daylilies

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Few plants are more beautiful and rewarding to grow than daylilies (Hemerocallis). Their graceful form, sumptuous petals, long flowering habit, pest and disease resistance, ability to grow in sun or semi-shade (they flower best with at least 6 hours of sun), and their tolerance of neglect are just some of their good points. When daylilies are massed in the landscape ... 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 »

How to Care for Bromeliads

How to care for bromeliads the tropical wonder

Bromeliads can bring an instant touch of the tropics to the coldest and driest climate gardens. Their lush, tropical foliage brings year-round colour and the colourful bracts they bear periodically can make them show-stoppers. This, combined with their easy- care nature makes them quite irresistible! A little history Bromeliads come from the tropical Americas where they grow as forest under ... Read More »

Summer Colour with Native Daisies

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Native daisies are equally at home in cottage-style gardens as they are in native gardens. They can be more in harmony with the natural environment than other plants and of course, they’re also adorable! Here’s how to grow native daisies for summer colour… Bracteantha (Bracteantha bracteata) Also called everlasting daisies, bracteanthas are famous for their dry, crackly petals that do ... Read More »

Natural Rose Care Treatments for Powdery Mildew & Black Spot

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Sub-tropical and tropical climates provide the perfect humid conditions for fungal diseases such as powdery mildew and black spot to thrive. These fungal diseases can severely stress the plant and diminish its performance, resulting in fewer blooms and a sickly looking plant. However, there are natural treatments available to assist gardeners in fending off these fungal infestations.   What is powdery ... Read More »