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How to grow Garlic

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A clove or two of garlic will give an exciting new dimension to even the most humble of home cooked meals. What’s more, it’s so easy to grow. Here’s how to produce this highly nutritious and versatile herb in your own garden. How to buy Garlic can be grown from seed, which can be obtained from horticultural suppliers.
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Autumn Dainty Daisies

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Traditionally seen as a symbol of innocence, daisies offer so much in the way of variety that there’s one for everyone, whatever your style. They’re also so easy to grow and care for, it’s little wonder they’re an enduring favourite. Daisy Care: Daisies have excellent resistance to disease and usually recover quickly from extremes of weather. They are excellent for …

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St Patrick’s Day Sweet Peas

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Now is the time of year to plant sweet peas and although they are traditionally planted on St. Patrick’s Day, it is recommended that when planting them into garden beds, the soil is prepared at least a week earlier. The correct preparation now will ensure a spectacular display right through into spring. Soil preparation: Sweet peas love full sun and …

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Five (5) HOT daisy-like flowers for Autumn colour

If it’s bold, bright colour you want from your daisies, the dahlia 
is for you! Native mainly to Mexico, dahlias offer some of the brightest hues of yellow, fire engine red, orange, magenta, hot and pastel pink, almost black and even bicoloured varieties. Another contender for fiery colour is the hardy calendula which blooms almost year round in shades of …

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How to Grow Terrific Tomatoes

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There is nothing tastier than vine ripened tomatoes from the home garden. Planting Tomatoes need a sunny site and good drainage. Ensure seedlings are well anchored by planting them slightly deeper than the surrounding soil — tomato plants can become top-heavy and blow over. The taller varieties may need staking and it is best to do this at planting time …

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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 …

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Top 10 summer scented flowers

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A beautiful garden can tantalise all of the senses, but fragrance is an often underrated pleasure. To step outside on a summer’s day and be flooded with the delightful fragrance of some of these beauties can be truly heavenly. Gardenia Gardenia spp.summer. Gardenias are available in many forms, ranging from miniatures and groundcovers to large shrubs. Common to all gardenias are …

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How to Grow Poinsettia

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There is nothing finer than the sight of a poinsettia blooming naturally. The hot red colour of its bracts never fail to liven and its famous red and green foliage has become an important part of Christmas tradition. But did you know that in Australia the poinsettia is artificially coaxed into its flamboyant floral displays for Christmas, preferring to flower …

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How to Grow Frangipani

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Frangipani is loved for its exquisitely formed, fragrant flowers. Despite its lush, tropical appearance, this tree is drought hardy and suited to many garden styles, bringing beauty to almost any garden. Low maintenance and easily propagated from cuttings, there’s little wonder this is one of Queensland’s most popular shade trees. Frangipani can grow up to 10m tall when unpruned, but …

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How to Grow Cycads the Prehistoric

how to grow cycads the prehistoric plant

Despite being one of the most fascinating plants in Australian home gardens, the cycad is also one of the easiest to grow. This ancient plant also suits a variety of different garden styles, being as much at home in a rainforest garden or Aztec-style desert landscape, as it is in a super slick modern or formal garden.  Cycad prehistoric origin …

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