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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 »

How to Grow Roses in Pots

How to Grow Roses in Pots

Many people believe that roses do not grow well in pots; however this is simply not the case with potted roses being  just as spectacular as those in the garden. Best of all they are ideal for people who do not have a large garden area or are confined to courtyard spaces (such as units, townhouses or retirement village dwellers).  For ... Read More »

Spring Rose Care Tips

Tips for Spring Rose Care

If your desiring a rose display that will rival Flemington Racecourse on Melbourne Cup, then follow these sound spring rose care tips. Pruning Roses Generally, roses should be pruned back by two-thirds in winter but if you haven’t done this by early spring, a gentle pruning to remove dead branches and excess straggly growth should suffice. Feeding Roses When new ... Read More »

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 »

Spring Flowers Planting Guide By Temperate Regional Zones

Australia Spring flower planting guide by regional zones #aboutthegarden

  What colour will grow in your garden this Spring? Have no idea? Then refer to our regional zone planting guide! It’s so easy, just locate your  zone on the map and discover all the colour you can be enjoying.  Happy Spring Gardening!  Subtropical (includes: South-east Qld & Northern NSW) FLOWERS – sow ageratum, aster, balsam, carnation, chrysanthemum, cockscomb, coleus, cosmos, ... Read More »

How to grow gorgeous geraniums

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With so many amazing plants in garden centres today, it can be easy to forget some of the most obvious choices. Geraniums flower beautifully, keep a lush appearance in some of the hottest, driest conditions, are elegant in pots and can be the mainstay of low-maintenance gardens. With the recent geranium revival, it’s time to give the humble geranium a ... Read More »

How to grow winter Japonica Camellias

growing winter camellias

At the coolest and quietest time of year in the garden, the winter-flowering japonica camellia can brighten your home with its gorgeous, yet stately blooms. They’re long-lived, too, so planting one today can bring a lifetime of lovely winters.   The right pH for camellias Camellias are famous for being ‘acid-loving’ plants, which means they dislike
soils with a pH higher ... Read More »

Winter Flowers Planting Guide by Regional Zones

Winter Flower Guide by regional zone aboutthegardenmagazine

What colour will grow in your garden this Winter? Have no idea? Then refer to our regional zone planting guide! It’s so easy, just locate your  zone on the map and discover all the colour you can be enjoying.  Happy Winter Gardening! Subtropical (includes: South-east Qld & Northern NSW) FLOWERS – before spring, fertilise roses with Searles Rose & Flower Food ... Read More »

8 Top Flowers for Autumn Colour by Regional Zone


   Add a little colour to your garden with these Autumn flowers.   1. Begonia For an exciting range of flowers in shady areas, look no further than begonias. Most begonias are frost tender so in colder climates these tropical beauties can be grown as indoor plants.   2. Salvia If you’re looking for an easy-care flowering plant, the salvia ... Read More »

Cyclamen a perfect Mothers Day Plant

How to grow cyclamen this mothers day

Cyclamen makes the perfect Mothers Day plant with their lovely, sweetly-perfumed flowers and can be easily grown as an indoor plant. Here are the secrets to great indoor cyclamen Cyclamen are native to Mediterranean coastlines. They enjoy a cool and slightly moist environment with filtered light. Cyclamen are great as an indoor plant provided they’re kept away from ‘hot spots’ ... Read More »