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Plant Guide

Fig Crumble Dessert Recipe

Fig Crumble Dessert Try fig crumble as an alternative to the more traditional apple crumble. As the cooler nights start to set in whip up this dish to warm the soul.  Ingredients Filling 8 – 10 Figs Castor sugar Crumble topping 1/2 cup self raising flour* 1/2 cup brown sugar 60g butter Walnuts *Self raising flour gives the dish a more puffy …

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Fig and Blue Vein Cheese Starter

Fig & Blue Vein Cheese Starter This quick starter takes no time to prepare when guests are about to arrive. The combined fresh flavour of the fig and strong sharp tang of the Blue Vein cheese make it perfect also to serve after the main course.  STEPS 1. On halved figs, top with a wedge of blue cheese and roasted …

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Fragrant Plants for Summer Gardens

The long days of summer are often seen as an opportunity to escape from the heat with cool walks along the beach, casual barbecues with friends and a time to admire all the hard work you’ve put into the garden earlier in the year.  Creating welcoming and cool places in our gardens to be enjoyed by the whole family is …

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Searles Flourish Liquid Plant Food Fertiliser

Searles Flourish Liquid Plant Food delivers nutrients rapidly to grow BIG beautiful plants. Searles Flourish® is a blended complete liquid plant food which is formulated to premium specifications and can be used on any plant type in your garden. It provides plants with fast acting nutrients to ensure better growth, flowering and fruiting. Recommended by experts and loved by gardeners • Boosts blooms, …

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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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How to grow Salvias in Australia

If you’re looking for plants that flower all year round with the minimum of care, then read on. There are over 500 members of the salvia family and all of them are sensational in the sun. Salvias are classified as annuals, biennials, perennials and herbaceous shrubs. They are rugged plants which grow equally well in rubbly clay or friable loam, …

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Best pink flowering plants in Australia

Pink within the garden is a happy and vibrant colour, whether it be pale pink, strawberry pink or hot cerise, it is always welcome and planted often at my place. The colour pink is now the known colour for Breast Cancer Awareness. The month of October each year has seen millions of dollars raised over the years for breast cancer …

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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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Winter rose planting and care

Gardens just would not be complete without the magnificent scented rose flowers and winter is a perfect time to plant them. POSITION Roses love a full sun position and like room around them so they don’t become overcrowded. When planting roses, make sure to leave about a 60cm space all around them. This will help promote good air circulation throughout …

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