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Part 2: How To Grow Potted Lemon Trees

part two how to grow lemon trees in pots Australia

As housing blocks become smaller, potted lemon is becoming an excellent option for homeowners to still enjoy homegrown produce. In Part 1: How to Grow Potted Lemon Tree, we looked at some general information on how to get started (such as pot selection etc), here is further advice to help you get the most from your potted lemon tree.  Select ... Read More »

How to grow gorgeous geraniums

how to grow geraniums #aboutthegarden

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 »

Part 1: How to Grow Potted Lemon Trees

part one how to grow lemon trees in pots

There could be few things more convenient than a lemon tree growing right on your doorstep, producing delicious, vitamin-packed fruit every winter to stave off coughs and colds. Modern cultivars bear prolific fruit on trees small enough to spend their entire life in a pot, so even gardeners restricted to a courtyard or balcony need not be denied their own ... 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 »

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 »