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Australian Natives with a difference

Australian Natives with a difference Australia #aboutthegardenma

These Australian natives are not normally thought of when choosing a Australian native for our gardens, but these natives are truly worth having one or two in any garden.  With the wide and varied climatic zones that Australia boasts, it can be understandable that so many of our delightful native species go unrecognised as worthy acquisitions for everyone to enjoy.  ... Read More »

Growing Eggplant (Aubergine) – egg plant from the garden

Growing eggplant in the garden about the garden magazine

Eggplant is a delicious, low cholesterol vegetable that is a member of the Solanaceae (potato) family. When to plant Eggplant can be planted throughout autumn and winter in warmer temperate zones, spring and summer for the colder southern states of Australia visit the Winter Herbs Fruit Vegies Planting Guide by Regional Zone. Soil preparation Eggplants need a rich, well-worked soil ... Read More »

Botanical Artist – Australian Artist Profile – Roz Borg

Australian Botanical Artist Roz Borg #aboutthegardenmagazine.ind

Roz Borg fell into botanical art through her love of interiors. When helping family design a cafe 3 years ago her Art Degree kicked into gear and she started using plants as not only as a space filler but as art. Terrariums, succulent living frames and decorative planters made bespoke for the space quickly gained interest from the clientele and ... Read More »

Planting and growing hedge and screening tips

Modern plants for hedges and screening #aboutthegardenmagazine.i

Choosing the right hedging plant for the right location will set you up for success. Here is a ‘how to guide’ to planting, growing and pruning hedges.    Choosing a hedging plant When choosing a plant variety, consider the height and width you want the hedge at its final size, and choose a plant variety which will match this. Consider the ... Read More »

Modern, fast growing plants for hedges and screening

Modern plants for hedges and screening #aboutthegardenmagazine.i

Are you tired of plain, green murraya or English box hedges? How about a hedge with a difference that creates a talking point at barbecues and inspires the envy of your neighbours? These little beauties are reliable, fast growing hedging plants that are sure to grab the spotlight.   Metrosideros ‘Fiji Fire’ This tough performer is excellent for hedges up to ... Read More »

Snow pea & smoked salmon salad recipe

Snow pea and salmon salad recipe.indd

This luscious snow pea and salmon salad is filling and full of flavour, perfect for a main dish for lunch or a light dinner.   Ingredients 250g smoked salmon or trout 1 x cos lettuce bunch 200g snow peas 2 tbsp capers 2 x tomatoes 1 x shallot 1/4 cup flaked almonds   Dressing 2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar 1 tsp ... Read More »

Herbs for healthy lifestyle – Natural Medicine

Health of herbs #aboutthegardenmagazine.indd

Herbs provide more than just flavour enhancers to our culinary dishes, they enrich our overall well-being.   Today we think of herbs as culinary flavouring agents and they are essential to any good cook. They are almost as essential to any gardener, being amongst the easiest food plants to grow. Many herbs are perennial and are fairly easy to grow, ... Read More »

Growing lettuce – easy leafy greens to grow

Growing and planting lettuce in Australia #aboutthegardenmagazin

How to buy lettuce seedlings or seeds Lettuce is one of the world’s favourite salad crops, and something that can be easily grown either from seed or seedlings. There is an amazing range of lettuce, from one-serve meal types such as the butter and mignonette varieties, to ones with ornate and decorative leaves like radicchio, ‘Red Coral’ and oak leaf ... Read More »

Guardians of the garden – Beneficial (predatory) backyard insects

Guardians of the garden - Beneficial (predatory) backyard insect

Secretly, each day, there are millions of insects in gardens fighting the good fight against other insects which cause damage to our loved garden plants and trees. Lets take a look at beneficial insects in the backyard.    Along with the pretty and well-known species that we recognise buzzing about pollinating plant to plant, they are mirrored by those that wish ... Read More »

Basil varieties to grow

Basil varieties to grow in Australia #aboutthegardenmagazine.ind

pictured above: sweet basil & purple basil We have all used the common sweet basil. Now its time to grow the other basil varieties. Lemon (Ocimum citriodorum) or Lime basil Lemon basil gives a great citrus zing to salads and stir fries. (annual) Thai basil (Ocimum basilicum ssp.) Plant the beautiful and delicious Thai basil year-round in frost-free zones. Its distinct ‘licorice’ flavour ... Read More »