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Cheapest Potting Mix…. False Economy?

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Recently with the help of a friend, I had a gardening epiphany. She’s a keen gardener too, and although we catch up infrequently, it’s always a turn around each others gardens, a cuppa and a chat (whilst we steal cuttings). She seems to be an effortless gardener and her results are always better than mine.  We got to chatting about ... Read More »

Searles Premium Potting Mix

Don’t cheap out on potting mix when re-potting your pot plants. Having the right soil mix can make all the difference to your plants cheery health and nutrition. Searles Premium Potting Mix is an ideal ‘all-rounder’, great for indoor, outdoor and semi-shade positions in your home, ideal for self watering pots.   Benefits of Searles Premium Potting Mix:  Contains 9 months ... 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 »

Dividing and Repotting Cattleya Orchids

dividing and repotting cattleya orchids

The beautiful cattleya orchid loves a position with good, filtered sunlight or semi-shade, such as in the bough of a tree. It will grow in all parts of Australia and is easy to propagate by division.  Four (4) steps to dividing and repotting cattleyas STEP 1: Like most orchids, cattleyas prefer to be pot bound rather than overpotted. This is ... Read More »

Easy As! Re-potting pot plants

step by step guide on how to re pot flowers and pot plants

Re-potting is an important part of owning healthy happy plants. As time comes by, potting mix eventually degenerates and its nutrients are used up by the plant. It is best to re-pot plants into the best quality premium mix possible every two years or so, even if the plant hasn’t outgrown its pot. Using a premium potting mix will ensure the plant gets optimum ... Read More »

Searles Herb & Vegetable Specialty Mix

Searles Herb & Vegetable Potting Mix is specially formulated for growing many types of herbs and vegetables, it’s so good you can grow produce straight out of the bag!   About Searles Herb & Vegetable Specialty Mix: • Feeds plants for up to 4 months. • Certified premium grade AS 3743. • Contains Searles Flourish® Soluble Plant Food. • Contains ... Read More »

Searles Seed Raising Specialty Mix

Nothing is more exciting or fulfilling then nurturing a seed into a plant and we recommend you use Searles Seed Raising Specialty Mix for best germination results. About Searles Seed Raising Specialty Mix: • Certified AS 3743 for seedling mix. • Contains high percentage of Peat Moss. • Searles Penetraide® Re-wetting Granules. • High germination performance. • Contains fertilisers for up ... Read More »

Planting and growing bromeliads – bromeliad types

Delve into the exotic world of bromeliads and see how many of our popular garden plants are classified under the bromeliad family. Originating from the tropical Americas, bromeliads come in array of fascinating florescent colours, leaf characteristics and growing habits bringing an instant touch of the tropics to the coolest and driest climate gardens. Many are epiphytes (i.e. using other ... Read More »

Growing Olives in Australia

A gift from the Gods, growing olives is so satisfying if not to enjoy their fruit but to use their silver grey-green foliage to complement many different garden situations. Olive trees can be easily pruned to create topiary, hedge, espalier and potted features.  Planting & fertilising olive trees Olive trees can be grown for their fruit but many gardeners are ... Read More »

Autumn bulb planting for spring colour

It’s always exciting when bulb time comes round again and shops and nurseries around the country display a wonderful array of colourful varieties to add special magic to your spring and summer gardens. Autumn bulb planting for the stunning spring display is very popular in Victoria, NSW and cooler areas of Queensland. Most bulbs are suitable to be planted in ... Read More »