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Top Ten (10) Tips for Growing Roses from David Austin Roses

by Michael Marriott of David Austin Roses Careful choice of varieties – is fragrance important; health; shape of flower; shape and size of plant? Wise choice of planting position – roses do not like too much competition at the roots and all like at least a few hours of sun a day, especially in the morning. Thorough soil preparation – mix ... Read More »

Six (6) David Austin Scented Winter Roses

Six (6) winter scented roses by david austin about the garden magazine

David Austin Roses are best described as ‘New Roses in the Old Tradition’. They combine the perfume, variety and charm of old fashioned roses with the recurrent flowering qualities and wider colour range of modern roses. The majority have strong, bushy shapes and can be grown amongst many other garden shrubs. The newer forms of David Austin Roses have been ... Read More »

Queensland Garden Expo 2014

Garden Expo flourishing after 30 years One of Australia’s largest gardening events, the Queensland Garden Expo, will this year celebrate its 30th anniversary as it attracts over 35,000 gardening enthusiasts and horticultural experts from across Australia and New Zealand  to the Nambour Showgrounds between 11-13 July. After planting the seed to build a successful gardening event in 1985, organisers could ... Read More »

Easy As! Create a Succulent Terrarium

Creating your very own stylish terrarium is much easier and cheaper then you might think. So add a little living colour to your home decor or give a handmade gift with a difference! The Ideal plants to use for terrariums are small succulents and indoor foliage plants. Succulents are heartier than most foliage indoor plants & require less watering.   ... Read More »

How to Grow Beans

Growing beans in Australia vegetable garden

Beans are an easy-to-grow, productive and nutritious warm-season crop. Eaten cooked or raw, they are an excellent source of dietary fibre, vitamins, minerals and micronutrients. Preparing the Soil Beans prefer a slightly acidic soil between pH 6.5–5.5 (learn how to use a soil pH test kit). They need full sun and a well-drained, friable soil. At least two weeks before ... Read More »

How to Use a Soil pH Test Kit

If you find your plants are not growing well, then it might be time to check your soil pH!   The easiest why to test your soil pH is to use an off the shelf kit, such as Searles Soil pH Test Kit. These kits have everything you require and can be used several times.   Optimum pH range Soil ... Read More »

How to Grow Fruit Trees in Pots

How to grow potted fruit trees in australia #aboutthegardenmagazine

Growing fruit trees in pots allows you to have them in paved areas and unlikely garden spaces. So you can grow your own fruity harvest in the smallest of spaces! Choosing the right pot To grow a decent, fruit bearing tree, it is recommended that you use a pot at least 40cm in size, depending on the size the tree ... Read More »

Six (6) Garden Gift Ideas for Practical Mum’s

Six garden gift ideas for practical mums

If you always struggle to come up with a unique gift idea for Mother’s Day, here are our top six (6) gardening gifts for practical mum’s: 1. Potted fruit tree It’s actually surprising how many dwarf fruit tree varieties are available at your local gardening expert.  Depending on your temperate zone in Australia you can pot lemons, fig, apples, mulberry, ... Read More »

Garden Cooking Event: Celebrity Garden School Brisbane May 2014

SPECIAL EVENT at GardenWay Home & Garden Meet, Learn, Mingle with popular gardening celebrities such as Phil Dudman, Annette McFarlane, Jerry Coleby-Williams & Julie Ray. Where: GardenWay Home & Garden, 269 Monier Rd, Darra When: Sunday 25th May Time: 9.30 am to 4pm. Here are some of the things you will learn: • What vegies to grow in your cool season garden ... Read More »

Searles® Garden News: Ecofend™ Organic Pest Control Range

Great News! Ecofend™ is now an Australian Organic Registered Garden Product range which will enable you to have organic solutions for garden pests.   Ecofend™ Vegetable & Garden Insect & Mite Spray is a safe and effective soap based spray to use on vegetables, fruit trees, pot plants and ornamentals in the garden. This product works in the same ways as an insecticide ... Read More »