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Easy Bird Seed Hanging Feeder to make

Bird Seed Hanging Feeder Want to attract more birds to your garden? Here is an easy and quick recipe to whip up in the kitchen and hang in your favourite tree. Make a cup of coffee and watch your feathered friends come to visit. Ingredients 2 x 50g gelatine packets 250ml water 2 or 3 cups of bird seed Oil ... Read More »

Fig and Blue Vein Cheese Starter

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 »

5 Tips for gardening in a small space

Not long ago, I found myself cooped up in a modest dwelling, a studio size apartment with barely enough space to swing a cat, the type of property a real estate listing would call humble and full of character. Being a competent gardener, I craved a bit of nature, the feeling of soil through my fingers, the aromatic scents of ... Read More »

2016 About the Garden Magazine Archive

About the Garden Magazine is a FREE publication distributed through a network of garden centres, nurseries, hardware stores and landscaping yards. They are your local gardening experts visit yours today! About the Garden | Summer 2016 Edition | Issue 79 Issue 79 features; Bringing Birds into the garden, indoor ferns, Thai noodle salad, Mango, growing pineapples, what to grow for summer.  ... Read More »

Cranberry & pistachio biscotti

This easy to bake nibbly is perfect to bring along as a gift to friend and family gathering or to share over a coffee with friends. Ingredients 1 1/4 cups plain flour 1/2 cup self raising flour 3/4 cup castor sugar 2 teaspoons of grated lemon rind 2/3 cup pistachios 2/3 cup dried cranberries 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 2 eggs ... Read More »

Fragrant Plants for Summer Gardens

The long days of summer are often seen as an opportunity to escape from the heat with cool walks along the beach, casual barbecues with friends and a time to admire all the hard work you’ve put into the garden earlier in the year.  Creating welcoming and cool places in our gardens to be enjoyed by the whole family is ... Read More »

How to grow the best zinnias

Zinnias just love the warm sunny days of summer. You can grow them from seed from spring onwards. They require a full sun position to grow their beautiful big blooms. Most zinnias have soft, furry, light green leaves that vary in width depending on the species and are available in most colours of the rainbow. To promote more flowering keep ... Read More »

Searles Flourish Liquid Plant Food Fertiliser

Searles Flourish Liquid Plant Food delivers nutrients rapidly to grow BIG beautiful plants. Searles Flourish® is a blended complete liquid plant food which is formulated to premium specifications and can be used on any plant type in your garden. It provides plants with fast acting nutrients to ensure better growth, flowering and fruiting. Recommended by experts and loved by gardeners • Boosts blooms, ... Read More »

Best plants for gift giving

Living Gifts…gifts that keep on giving Stuck for a long lasting gift for that special friend or loved one? A fresh, prettily presented new plant is a wonderful option. Whether your friend is an inexperienced gardener or a seasoned green thumb, a plant can literally breathe new life into their living environment. Quick tip: When picking flowering plants for a ... Read More »

How to design the Perfect Outdoor Lighting Setting

  It was only a hundred years or so ago that electrical lighting was a luxury, not something virtually everyone in the Western world enjoyed. Today, advancements in light bulb technology mean we can illuminate our homes using a fraction of the electricity of the past. But are we really limited to just brightening our homes? Landscape lighting is an ... Read More »