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Seven (7) Culinary Winter Herbs

Herbs that will make your home cooked meals taste amazing!

Add flavour to those winter dishes with delicious herbs grown from your garden. 1. Bay tree (Laurus nobilis)
 This is great grown in a large tub or in the garden. It responds well to pruning so is also great in hedging and topiary. Has a handsome pyramid shape when left unpruned. Its aromatic, evergreen leaves are an essential ingredient in ... Read More »

Eight Tips for planting bare rooted deciduous trees

Top Tips for planting bare rooted dicidious trees during winter #aboutthegarden

The rows of bare rooted trees in cool climate nurseries at this time of year can seem rather unglamorous. Looks, however, can be deceiving. In fact, many gardeners refuse to plant at any other time, greedily anticipating the cool season when we have some of the finest jewels of the plant world at our fingertips. Here are eight (8) tips ... 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 »

Winter Herb, Fruit & Vegies Planting Guide By Regional Zones

Winter fruit and vegetable #Autumnplanting by regional zone aboutthegardenmagazine

What will grow in your garden this Winter? Have no idea? Then refer to our temperate zone planting guide! It’s so easy,  just locate your  zone on the map and discover all the delicious produce you can be enjoying.  Happy Winter Gardening! Subtropical (includes: South-east Qld & Northern NSW) HERBS – plant chamomile, comfrey, dill, garlic bulbs, lavender, lemon balm, marjoram, mint, oregano, ... Read More »

How to Grow Strawberry

how to grow Strawberries

Get your own strawberry patch in before the end of winter to pave the way for a long and delicious harvest throughout the warm season. There’s nothing better than the sweet flavour of home-grown strawberries! Loved by children and adults a like,  it’s little wonder this easy-to-grow groundcover is among the most popular food crops in Australian home gardens. Producing its ... Read More »

How to Grow Broccoli

Growing broccoli in Australia vegetable garden #aboutthegarden

Broccoli is a wonderful edition to the garden, delicious steamed, grilled, in a stir-fry or added raw to a salad (wonderful with walnuts). Here is everything you need to know on how to grow broccoli. Broccoli loves the cold/winter season. It needs good drainage and plenty of sunlight, although late maturing varieties may prefer some shade to protect them from sudden heat ... Read More »

How to Grow Winter Cabbage

Growing cabbage in Australia vegetable garden #aboutthegarden

Like other cold/winter season crops, cabbage need full sun and good drainage. Soil preparation Cabbage prefer a slightly acidic and somewhat heavy (clay) soil which will prevent leaching of nutrients with the regular watering they require. Alkaline soil can be balanced by adding organic compost or the pH can be lowered by adding sulphur powder. Read up on how to use ... Read More »

8 Top Flowers for Autumn Colour by Regional Zone

Ixora

   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 »

Four (4) Autumn Orchid Flowers

Four (4) Autumn Orchid Flowers About the Garden

Accentuate a living space or area of the garden with a display of Orchid flowers this Autumn, their bold flowers and colours also making them the perfect living gift for Mother’s Day. 1. Dendrobium Dendrobiums come from Asia and the Pacific including Australasia. They grow best throughout Qld and northern NSW and have no leaf drop, so they’re pretty easy-care. Water generously ... Read More »