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Hawaiian Chicken & Pineapple Skewers recipe

Ingredients • Chicken thighs, cubed • Green and red capsicums • Pineapple, cubed • Red onion, chunks  Chicken Marinade: 1 tbsp Ketchup 1 tbsp Soy sauce 1 tbsp Pineapple juice 2 tbsp Olive oil 1 tbsp Rice vinegar Garlic, minced Ginger, minced 1 tbsp Sesame oil Stir together ketchup, soy sauce, pineapple juice, olive oil, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger and ... Read More »

Bring in the bees to your garden – Native plants for native bees

Story by Kit Prendergast Bees are the most important of pollinating insects – without them, fruit and vegetable production would be severely compromised, many beautiful flowering plants would go extinct, and overall the world would be worse off for all creatures, including humans. There is nothing more delightful than having bees in your garden, in particular, native bees. In the ... Read More »

Growing strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, mulberries

It is such one of life’s simple pleasures to walk about in your garden in the warmer months and notice rich juicy berries ready for picking. For most the temptation is too great and they are consumed right there and then.   Growing Strawberries There’s nothing better than the sweet flavour of home-grown strawberries! Loved by children and adults alike, ... Read More »

Crumbed Chicken & Haloumi Salad Recipe

Full of flavour and body, this high protein salad will leave you full and satisfied. Ingredients 500g chicken tenderloins 1/3 cup plain flour 2 eggs 2 cups fresh breadcrumbs 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese Olive oil 180g haloumi, sliced For salad dressing 1 tbsp honey 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tsp ground cumin 1/4 cup olive oil Pepper Mesclun salad ... Read More »

Spring Garden Pests in Australia

The increasing daytime temperatures that spring delivers heralds an increase in a few of the usual suspects our gardens experience at this time of year.  The following photos may help to identify and control some of these garden invaders. Grasshoppers Grasshoppers are out and about and love dining on just about any leafy part of a plant. Like most chewing ... Read More »

What leafy greens to plant

There’s something refreshing about spring, isn’t there?  The cool, crisp dewy mornings, easing into warm, comfortable days and ending in mild, lengthening evenings.  It’s this type of day that’s ideal for sowing leafy greens to pick for your first young, tender and crisp salads of the season. ‘Leafy’ greens come in all shapes, colours, sizes and in particular, tastes and ... Read More »

Small plants for small ponds

Plants in a water garden not only provide beauty and naturalisation, but they also help balance the pond ecosystem. Even a small pond will benefit from the beauty of aquatic plants. We’ve selected our top favourites that do well in smaller aquatic foot prints.   Variegated Sweet Flag Also known as golden Japanese sweet flag, the beautiful foliage is light ... Read More »

Asian beef & broccoli stir-fry recipe

Fast and tasty dish loaded with classic Asian flavours and healthy vegetables. Ingredients 1kg eye fillet, sliced diagonally, 2cm thickness 2 whole broccoli heads, florets separated and streamed 1 medium red capsicum, sliced 1 cup of mushrooms, sliced 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1 teaspoon cornflour Brown or white rice to serve Beef Marinade 1 tsp soy sauce 1 tsp ... Read More »

Healthy Lawns Lawn Grub Treatment

Garden Watch Treating Lawn Grub Infestations

Lawn grubs are easy to control. Sprinkle Searles Dead Grub Pro (Bifenthrin) granules evenly over the ground where lawn grubs are present and water it in well.   The granular shaker bottle means there are no messy concoctions or spraying. For the white curl grub, use the hessian bag test (mentioned earlier) after a week to make sure all grubs are gone. Keep ... Read More »

Winter Australian Natives

After a little digging we found so many natives putting their ‘shine on’ during winter. So rub your frosty fingers together and drool over these vibrant coloured winter bloomers. Lechenaultia formosa The red form of Aussie native Lechenaultia formosa is a prostrate growing shrub with fine, grey-green foliage and masses of red flowers in late winter and spring. An excellent ... Read More »