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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

ummer colour with native daisies #flower #native #summer #aboutthegarden

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 »

Part 2: Growing Asian Herbs

Part 2 How to grow an asian herb garden #aboutthegarden

Asian cuisine encompasses the refreshing and often pungent flavours of Burmese, Vietnamese, Lao, Cambodian, Indonesian and Thai cooking. Dishes are mostly an amalgamation of four contrasting flavours — hot, sour, sweet and salty and herbs and spices play an important role in this fusion. Here are some commonly used herbs of South-East Asia.   Chilli Chillies are really just tiny ... Read More »

3 Festive Ways to Use Sage

Three (3) Festive Ways to Use Sage #herb #decorating #christmas www.aboutthegarden.com.au

Sage is a beautiful herb to add to culinary dishes, however due to its strong flavour only a little is usually required for cooking, leaving you to ponder….. what to do with the abundance of lush green aromatic foliage in the garden?! Here’s three (3) festive ways to use sage this holiday season, to fragrance and add living colour to ... Read More »

Part 2: Growing Aussie Bush Tucker

Grow Australian Native Indigenous Bush Food in your garden

Part 2 of Bush tucker plants and how to grow these Australian indigenous plants in your home garden. Finger Lime (Citrus australasica )
  The finger lime is one of many limes native to Australia. It is found naturally on rainforest edges and grows to around 4-6m in height. The bush is extremely prickly, so it’s a good intruder deterrent when planted ... Read More »

Natural Rose Care Treatments for Powdery Mildew & Black Spot

How to Grow Roses in Pots www.aboutthegarden.com.au

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 »

How to Grow Organic Vegetables in Pots

Tips for growing australia vegetable garden in pots

Don’t let small spaces stop you from reaping the rewards of homegrown organic vegetables. With the advent of organic potting mix and fertilisers, you can now grow organic produce successfully in pots in just a few simple steps! Benefits of potted vegetables over garden beds Pots are easier to hand water than garden beds during periods of water restrictions, Easier ... 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 »