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Winter

How to Grow Beetroot

Growing beetroot in Australia vegetable garden #aboutthegarden

  Beetroot is great to have on hand and is so easy to grow, you’ll only wish you’d planted some sooner…  How to plant Beetroot is best sown as seed, although if transplanted carefully, seedlings will also develop well. Where to plant Beetroot will grow best in a loose, fairly sandy soil. They are not fussy however, and will also grow well in …

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New Release roses for 2017

2017 new release roses from Treloar Roses are bigger and better then ever. Here are our pick to plant this winter.  ‘Summer Romance’ FLORIBUNDA ROSE A beautiful variety with intensely scented flowers of fresh apple. It has a bushy habit, upright and even growth with very disease tolerant foliage. Approx. 80cm H. ‘Garden Friend’ FLORIBUNDA ROSE Truly a gardener’s friend. …

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How to plant and grow bougainvilleas

The popularity of bougainvilleas in Australian gardens comes as little surprise. These hardy climbers will bring dazzling colour to your garden throughout the year, even in the face of severe neglect or drought. Bougainvilleas are also versatile. Traditionally a climber, bougainvilleas can be trained to behave like shrubs, trees – even hedges. Bougainvilleas also make spectacular hanging basket and pot …

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How to control common Winter weeds

Most lawn weeds begin their germination and growth in winter, especially bindii, clovers and broad leaf weeds, so this is the perfect time to commence an eradication program for a weed free lawn through the spring and summer seasons. STEP 1. Winter lawn growth is slow in Winter so you can afford to keep the lawn longer to keep out …

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New Release Rose Winter 2016

These new release roses combine the charm and fragrance of old roses with the wider colour range and repeat flowering of modern roses, all for an Australian climate. ‘Tranquillity’ Rose- David Austin Beautifully shaped blooms with neatly placed petals that make up perfect rosettes. The opening buds are lightly tinged yellow at first, later becoming pure white. The growth is …

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Growing Cyclamens

Growing Cyclamen

The coolness of winter brings us the perfect living gift for any loved one — cyclamen. How do you spread the love when temperatures fall? When a person is born or when two are married? When your best friend moves house or when they are blue? How do you give them some TLC to let them know you care? Cut …

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Growing Kalanchoes

With the onset of winter, we sometimes need a kick start to get out in the garden. The vibrant shades of the hardy Kalanchoe make them the perfect winter warmer. Kalanchoes are some of the prettiest bushy succulents around. They belong to the stonecrop (Crassulaceae) family which is the same family as the jade plant or money tree.  Kalanchoes are …

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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 …

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New Season Salvias – ‘Go Go’ Scarlet’ & ‘Go Go’ Purple

All salvias are great bloomers and most varieties bloom all year round. Here are two new release varieties to have in your garden this spring.  Salvias ‘Go-Go’ Purple & ‘Go-Go’ Scarlet (PBR) Flowering: These plants are as the name suggests, they are a go-go with flowers continuously. Habit: These sterile plants will live for two to three years and with …

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How to grow Gordonia – Gordonia axillaris – ‘Fried egg plant’

Possibly the perfect shade tree or large shrub for small gardens, the Gordonia (Gordonia axillaris) bears unsurpassed white flowers and glossy, dark green leaves that develop red tips in winter. Gordonias will grow 5 metres tall and wide if left unpruned, with a beautiful, dome-shaped canopy. Its large, crinkly-petalled flowers are borne over a long period from autumn into spring and …

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