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Biodegradable Pots for Seedlings: Origami Newspaper Method

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There is nothing more rewarding then growing from seed and it’s dead easy to make your own biodegradable pots for seedling using the ‘Origami Newspaper Method’ in ten (10) easy steps. It’s so easy, even my six year old was able to do it!  Why make biodegradable seed pots? It’s simple really, you can plant your seeds and keep them in …

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Dipladenias – hardy flowering plants good for pots

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The dipladenia’s hardy nature and handsome, brightly coloured flowers have made it a favourite pot plant in Australian home gardens. This little beauty is versatile, too. Usually considered a climber, the dipladenia is just as easy to train as a small shrub. Here’s how to grow them in pots. Climate/temperate zones Dipladenias originate from the tropics and subtropics where they …

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Cheapest Potting Mix…. False Economy?

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Recently with the help of a friend, I had a gardening epiphany. She’s a keen gardener too, and although we catch up infrequently, it’s always a turn around each others gardens, a cuppa and a chat (whilst we steal cuttings). She seems to be an effortless gardener and her results are always better than mine.  We got to chatting about …

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Tips on Buying a BBQ that’s right for you

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Buying a BBQ that’s right for you can be a rewarding purchase as we move into the warmer months. With so many different types available, the questions is, how do you choose the BBQ that’s right for you? The answer is to look at what you actually want to use it for, then sort through the features, varieties and brands to find one that …

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Three (3) Hardy Winter Purple Flowers for the Garden

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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

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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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