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Pots & Containers

Easter DIY Garden Projects

10 easter #easterdiy projects for the garden #aboutthegarden

Are you currently honing in your inner DIY skills to tackle a home or garden project this Easter long weekend?  Easter is a great time to tackle a DIY project, particularly in the garden, as the weather is cooler, giving plants a better chance of establishing themselves before the cold winter months hit. Best of all, you have four (4) …

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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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Biodegradable Pots for Seedlings: Origami Newspaper Method

Learn to make Biodegradable Pots for Seedlings- Origami Newspaper Method DIY step-by-step instructional aboutthegarden

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

red flowers Dipladenias - hardy flowering plants good for pots aboutthegarden.com

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 thought of as 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 …

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Cheapest Potting Mix…. False Economy?

Cheapest potting mix false economy #garden #pottingmix #notsaving a review #aboutthegarden #searles

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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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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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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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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Easy as! Strawberry Planter

Don’t let having a limited space hold you back from trying your hand at home grown strawberries. Strawberries are great container growers, you can plant your crop in pots, hang in baskets, potting mix bags or even this specially designed strawberry planter bag! These strawberry bag planters are ideal for those with balcony or courtyard gardens, as they are light …

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