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Indestructible plants – Hard to kill plants

Hard to kill plants - easy care plants #aboutthegardenmagazine.i

It can be heartbreaking to discover that those beautiful plants in which we have invested money and time simply refuse to thrive, through no fault of their owners. Rather the plants chosen may not have been the optimum choices for the required position, sunlight (or lack of) or drought tolerance. Thankfully, there are many wonderful plant species on the market that still have the ... Read More »

Raised garden bed benefits

Raised garden bed benefits in Australia #aboutthegardenmagazine.

Unused sloping backyards, reduced mobility and better control over soil structure are some of the many benefits to installing raised garden beds. The answers to the following questions exemplify why raised beds can be a really good idea. Why can’t I grow anything in my soil? Unless you are blessed with an abundance of deep, rich, volcanic soil in your ... Read More »

Epiphytic plants – Air plants – no soil plants

Epiphytic plants in Australia 2 #aboutthegardenmagazine.indd

As gardeners, most of us are fully accustomed to growing plants in containers or directly in the ground, but for some who lack the generosity of garden space, growing plants can often be a struggle with space restrictions, difficult corners to tackle or an overabundance of tree cover to block out sunlight. Well what may seem like obstacles should possibly ... Read More »

New Release roses for 2017

New Release 2017 Roses for winter in Australia #aboutthegardenma

2017 new release roses from Treloar Roses are bigger and better then ever. Here are our pick to plant this winter.  ‘Summer Romance’ FLORIBUNDA ROSE A beautiful variety with intensely scented flowers of fresh apple. It has a bushy habit, upright and even growth with very disease tolerant foliage. Approx. 80cm H. ‘Garden Friend’ FLORIBUNDA ROSE Truly a gardener’s friend. ... Read More »

Growing cauliflower

How to grow, plant harvest cauliflower in Australia #aboutthegar

Watching cauliflower heads form is as entertaining as cooking with them in the kitchen. Planting Cauliflower Cauliflowers are best planted in autumn and early winter to enable the flowering heads or curds to ripen in cold weather. Plant them in a full sun position with good drainage and deep, rich soil to accommodate their extensive roots. Growing them in a ... Read More »

Creamy cauliflower mash recipe

Creamy cauliflower mash recipe.indd

This tasty cauliflower mash has no potato in sight but still has all the creaminess of traditional mash.   Ingredients 4 rashers of bacon, finely chopped 6 cups of cauliflower florets 4 whole cloves garlic 200g sour cream salt & pepper to taste handful chives, finely chopped 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese   Method Cook bacon and garlic in a ... Read More »

Best Indoor ferns guide for indoor greenery

Best and easy indoor plants to grow in Australia.indd

There’s something quite magical about the calming effect ferns have when we enter a room. Foliage plants soften and compliment any room decor and invite us to remember the natural world and pause for a moment. Whether you incorporate ferns in a greenery type environment or add them to a terrarium display, there is a fern for every purpose. Selecting ... Read More »

Flavour infused water recipes using herbs, fruit and spices

Flavoured water ideas.indd

We have all been told to drink lots of fluids to stay hydrated during the summer months, but drinking litres of water every day can get a little boring and fizzy drinks adds to your calorie count quickly…what to do? Here are some ingredients from the garden to add some zing to your water. Herbs, fruit and spices to flavour water ... Read More »

How to create the perfect garden wedding

How to create the prefect garden wedding #aboutthegardenmagazine

  A garden wedding at your house or family home is becoming a very popular option for couples who want to create a special and intimate day. For many this is a way of cutting down on high costs such as venue hire, but backyard weddings are also perfect for couples who want to create a truly unique and memorable ... Read More »