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Three (3) Hardy Winter Purple Flowers for the Garden

Three hardy purple flowers for winter gardens in australia #gardeningaustralia #aboutthegarden #winter

Purple flowers bring calm, creativity and relaxation to a winter garden, a balance between fiery reds and calming blues. They recede in the garden, helping to make small garden spaces feel larger, so ideal for small gardens, courtyard and balcony spaces. Don’t fear if your a known ‘black thumb’, you can still bring purple into your winter garden with our Top 3 Hardy Purple Flower Picks below! …

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Winter Grass Weed – How to Kill Weeds in Winter

clover and most lawn grass weeds need to be treated in winter

Winter is the ideal time to kill off various grass weed in your lawn before it reaches maturity and seeds. One grass weed produces 100,000 seeds! Did you know, fleabane is a problematic weed that spreads rapidly when left to seed, with one mature plant can produce over 100,000 seeds!   How to Kill Weeds in Winter As a rule, it’s best …

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Searles Premium Potting Mix

Don’t cheap out on potting mix when re-potting your pot plants. Having the right soil mix can make all the difference to your plants cheery health and nutrition. Searles Premium Potting Mix is an ideal ‘all-rounder’, great for indoor, outdoor and semi-shade positions in your home, ideal for self watering pots.   Benefits of Searles Premium Potting Mix:  Contains 8 months …

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Terrarium Plant Care

Terrariums are a wonderful way to bring a mini garden indoors. Terrariums are low maintenance gardens that provide their own microclimate in a bowl. There are two types – closed and open terrariums. Ideal plants to use are small succulents and indoor foliage plants. Succulents are heartier than most foliage indoor plants & require less watering. Terrarium plant care • …

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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 …

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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.   …

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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 …

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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, …

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