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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 »

Growing Fabulous Figs

How to grow figs in Australia plant and care for figs #abouttheg

There’s nothing like the sweet, juicy flesh of a freshly ripe fig straight off the tree. A highly ornamental tree in both formal and informal gardens, the fig can be grown in most parts of Australia. An excellent source of dietary fibre, calcium and a range of other nutrients, the fig is an easy and abundant cropper, making it one ... Read More »

St Patrick’s Day Sweet Peas

how to grow sweet pea for St Patricks day fun

Now is the time of year to plant sweet peas and although they are traditionally planted on St. Patrick’s Day, it is recommended that when planting them into garden beds, the soil is prepared at least a week earlier. The correct preparation now will ensure a spectacular display right through into spring. Soil preparation: Sweet peas love full sun and ... Read More »

Fourteen (14) Fabulous Foliage Plant for Indoor Spaces

Fourteen (14) foliage plants for indoor spaces #aboutthegarden

Create striking indoor garden areas in your home with architectural indoor foliage plants. These indoor plants are hardy and love to be around people and living areas.    1. Ficus ‘Turban’ This hot little number is finding popularity as an attractive and hardy house plant.  Position: Great in large containers in a medium to high light situation.  Care: Keep moist and ... Read More »

How to Care for Staghorn and Elkhorn Ferns

how to care for and propogate staghorns and elkhorns aboutthegarden

The spectacular staghorn fern is an epiphyte or ‘air plant’, which grows without soil. Native to Australian rainforests, the staghorn Platycerium superbum and closely related elkhorn Platycerium bifurcatum will grow just about anywhere in filtered light with protection from winds. Which is which? Staghorns are larger and have a large, shield-like frond at the front which curves outward to collect ... Read More »

Autumn herb, fruit & vegies planting guide by temperate zones

Autumn edibles, vegetables, herbs and fruit Guide by regional zone Australia gardening

What will grow in your garden this Autumn? 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 Gardening! Subtropical (includes: South-east Qld & Northern NSW) HERBS – plant chervil, chicory, coriander, fennel, garlic bulbs, lavender, marjoram, oregano, parsley, ... Read More »

Autumn flowers planting guide by regional zones

Autumn Flower Guide by regional zone Australian Gardening aboutthegardenmagazine

What colour will grow in your garden this Autumn 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. If you are having difficulty reading the planting guide or wish to print off a PDF copy refer below. Happy Autumn Gardening! Subtropical ... Read More »

How to Grow Terrific Tomatoes

how to grow tomatoes in australia

There is nothing tastier than vine ripened tomatoes from the home garden. Planting Tomatoes need a sunny site and good drainage. Ensure seedlings are well anchored by planting them slightly deeper than the surrounding soil — tomato plants can become top-heavy and blow over. The taller varieties may need staking and it is best to do this at planting time ... Read More »

Easy as! Grow salad in a potting mix bag

How to grow vegetables in a bag of potting mix

There is nothing better than a crispy, fresh salad and growing your own is so easy! If you’re trying your hand at gardening for the first time or simply don’t have the time or space for a large garden bed, salad can be grown straight in a bag of quality potting mix. It’s as easy as that! Supplies – Searles ... Read More »

Top 10 summer scented flowers

Gardenia Florida

A beautiful garden can tantalise all of the senses, but fragrance is an often underrated pleasure. To step outside on a summer’s day and be flooded with the delightful fragrance of some of these beauties can be truly heavenly. Gardenia Gardenia spp.summer. Gardenias are available in many forms, ranging from miniatures and groundcovers to large shrubs. Common to all gardenias are ... Read More »