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Shade Loving Clivias

Shade loving Clivias in Australia #aboutthegardenmagazine.indd

This hardy perennial brings a lush, tropical look to the garden all year round with its lush, strappy foliage and bold coloured blooms and needs little care once established. Clivias are excellent for growing in dry shade such as under the canopy of a leafy tree. They look spectacular planted en masse, especially when in flower. They also tolerate root ... Read More »

How to control common Winter weeds

Control Winter weeds in Australia #aboutthegardenmagazine.indd

Most lawn weeds begin their germination and growth in winter, especially bindii, clovers and broad leaf weeds, so this is the perfect time to commence an eradication program for a weed free lawn through the spring and summer seasons. STEP 1. Winter lawn growth is slow in Winter so you can afford to keep the lawn longer to keep out ... Read More »

New Release Rose Winter 2016

New Release 2016 Roses for winter in Australia #aboutthegardenma

These new release roses combine the charm and fragrance of old roses with the wider colour range and repeat flowering of modern roses, all for an Australian climate. ‘Tranquillity’ Rose- David Austin Beautifully shaped blooms with neatly placed petals that make up perfect rosettes. The opening buds are lightly tinged yellow at first, later becoming pure white. The growth is ... Read More »

Growing Cyclamens

Growing Cyclamen

The coolness of winter brings us the perfect living gift for any loved one — cyclamen. How do you spread the love when temperatures fall? When a person is born or when two are married? When your best friend moves house or when they are blue? How do you give them some TLC to let them know you care? Cut ... Read More »

Growing Kalanchoes

How to grow Kalanchoes in Australia #aboutthegardenmagazine.indd

With the onset of winter, we sometimes need a kick start to get out in the garden. The vibrant shades of the hardy Kalanchoe make them the perfect winter warmer. Kalanchoes are some of the prettiest bushy succulents around. They belong to the stonecrop (Crassulaceae) family which is the same family as the jade plant or money tree.  Kalanchoes are ... Read More »

Growing Garden Peas

How to grow Garden Peas in Australia #aboutthegardenmagazine.ind

A cool season favourite, peas are great whether they are eaten raw or cooked up in an Asian stir-fry. Both snow peas and garden peas are delicious, have similar growing requirements and are easy to grow. They are the ultimate winter treat. Being a climber, snow pea and pea plants will need a trellis to grow onto. It’s easiest to ... Read More »

Indoor Plant Problem Solver and Care Guide

Indoor Plant Problem Solver and care guide #indoorplantproblemso

Using plants to furnish your home is a great way to introduce green life into indoor areas. However, as with gardening outdoors, some consideration needs to be given in selecting the appropriate plants to suit the varying climates within the home. Hot spots Many homes have a room which experiences very hot conditions in summer, especially in the afternoons. This ... Read More »

Best Indoor plants to create an indoor garden sanctuary

Indoor Garden Ideas Indoor Plants #indoorgardens #aboutthegarden

Indoor plants to create an indoor garden sanctuary For the past decade we have been taking the indoors outside, now is the time to bring the outdoors inside by creating an indoor garden sanctuary. Enjoy the benefits of nature’s greenery from the comfort of your home no matter what the weather holds outside. Healthy indoor plants create a special ambience ... Read More »

Fig Crumble Dessert Recipe

Fig Crumble dessert #recipe #garden #aboutthegarden.com.au.indd

Fig Crumble Dessert Try fig crumble as an alternative to the more traditional apple crumble. As the cooler nights start to set in whip up this dish to warm the soul.  Ingredients Filling 8 – 10 Figs Castor sugar Crumble topping 1/2 cup self raising flour* 1/2 cup brown sugar 60g butter Walnuts *Self raising flour gives the dish a more puffy ... Read More »

Fig and Blue Vein Cheese Starter

Fig Blue Vein Cheese Starters recipe #garden aboutthegarden.com.

Fig & Blue Vein Cheese Starter This quick starter takes no time to prepare when guests are about to arrive. The combined fresh flavour of the fig and strong sharp tang of the Blue Vein cheese make it perfect also to serve after the main course.  STEPS 1. On halved figs, top with a wedge of blue cheese and roasted ... Read More »