Handy Hints

Small Balcony Garden – Tips to Get You Started

Small Balcony Garden Tips to Get You Started

While balcony gardens are generally less work due to their smaller scale, they do require special attention and planning to ensure success. A plant growing permanently in a pot or tub will be more vulnerable to dry-out and sudden changes or extremes of temperature, so selecting suitable containers, plants and growing media (potting mix) is vitally important. It is also …

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Dividing and Repotting Cattleya Orchids

dividing and repotting cattleya orchids

The beautiful cattleya orchid loves a position with good, filtered sunlight or semi-shade, such as in the bough of a tree. It will grow in all parts of Australia and is easy to propagate by division.  Four (4) steps to dividing and repotting cattleyas STEP 1: Like most orchids, cattleyas prefer to be pot bound rather than overpotted. This is …

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10 Tools To Kick Start Your DIY Garden

10 tools to kickstart your garden

You don’t need a large shed full of expensive tools to set up your very own garden. If you are wanting to kick start the year with a DIY garden, this guide will help you get you going with ease. With these 10 tools, you’ll have the perfect kit and thriving garden in no time. 1. It all starts with …

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Autumn Wedding Bouquet Ideas – Aromatic Bridal Flowers!

Autumn Wedding Bouquet Ideas Aromatic Bridal Flowers with About the Garden

Autumn bridal flowers are always about warm bright colours but if you’re after wedding bouquet ideas that are excite the senses, autumn flowers can leave you short. The prettier flowers are in bloom but what they deliver in colour and shape, they lose in aroma. Luckily, inspiration for all the senses is at hand…. In a place you’d least expect! …

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Get your outdoor living space party ready!

Tips to get your outdoor living spaces party ready

So all the Christmas Parties are at your place this year? Get your garden and outdoor living areas looking their best with our top tips. It’s never too early to start!     Tidy up your plants  As soon as you can take a wander around the yard and trim anything that looks ‘yuk’. Give everything a good dead head …

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Light Up Your Christmas – Light Safety Tips

Light Up Your Christmas Light Safety Tips garden aboutthegarden

Christmas lights are a fun way to join in the festive cheer and make your home sparkle! Our Christmas light safety guide will help you to achieve a visual delight for all your Christmas decorating, with the safety of your home intact! Setting up your Christmas Lights Whether you are purchasing your Christmas lights new this year, or reusing lights …

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What You Need to Know before Building a Garden Shed

Building a garden shed what you need to know

Most people that have ever done any gardening know how convenient and even essential it is to have a garden shed – you can comfortably store everything that you might need when you’re working in your yard. And although at first sight building one might seem to be a pretty simple task, when folks actually decide it’s time to do …

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Creating pet friendly gardens

Pet friendly gardens tip and hints

Whether you are designing your garden from scratch or you are just adding a few bits of colour from your local nursery there is something that you may need to take into consideration: is that plant safe for your family, and I mean all your family including your pets. As with most things that we come across every day there …

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Cargotecture: Transform your Garden with a Shipping Container

shipping container kids space in the garden

Cargotecture – it’s the art of creating a beautiful outdoor living or working space on a tiny budget – using beautifully re-crafted… wait for it…shipping containers.  Yes, I was sceptical too but there’s a whole movement around low cost renovations (good quality used shipping containers with creature comforts built in start at under $5K) that give you more living space …

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