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Plant Guide

Basil varieties to grow

pictured above: sweet basil & purple basil We have all used the common sweet basil. Now its time to grow the other basil varieties. Lemon (Ocimum citriodorum) or Lime basil Lemon basil gives a great citrus zing to salads and stir fries. (annual) Thai basil (Ocimum basilicum ssp.) Plant the beautiful and delicious Thai basil year-round in frost-free zones. Its distinct ‘licorice’ flavour …

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How to grow Pumpkin Power

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Delicious in scones, soup and puddings, the sweet, creamy texture of pumpkin also makes it a favourite in vegetarian curries and other dishes. What’s more, pumpkin is so easy to grow it is a favourite in the children’s garden. Here’s how to get the most from your pumpkin patch! Pumpkins are so easy to grow that they have been known …

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Roasted pumpkin & feta salad recipe

Try this hearty summer salad when guests next pop around for a BBQ. It ticks all the boxes on health, taste & quick prep. Ingredients 400g cubed pumpkin Red onion Packet of baby spinach 1/2 cup walnuts Persian feta 200g baby beets, quartered Dressing 2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar 1 tsp honey 1 tbsp olive oil Method Place pumpkin cubes and …

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Succulent plant care – how to grow and plant succulents

Succulents are known for their hardiness and water wise habits, but succulents still need a little love and attention. Here are the simple rules to keep succulents looking their best. Planting succulents For ideal soil conditions use the planting mix specially designed for their nutrient requirements. Searles Cacti & Succulent Mix feeds succulents and cacti for 9 months and has …

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Bamboo ground covers

Bamboo Ground Covers are a spreading variety of bamboo, very similar to lawns and can be contained with a simple root barrier if desired. They have shallow, fibrous root systems that are great for soil stability and to prevent erosion; as well as weed prevention and minimising mowing! They are perfect for filling banks, borders, rock walls, raised garden beds, …

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Passionfruit Melting Moment Recipe

For a truly pleasurable experience, find a moment to enjoy these passionfruit delights. Ingredients 250g unsalted softened butter 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup icing sugar, sifted 2 cups plain flour 1/3 cup cornflour Passionfruit Filling 60g butter, softened 1 large passionfruit 1 cup icing sugar Method Preheat oven to 160˚C. Line two flat baking trays with baking paper. Cream …

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Spring Flowers Planting Guide By Temperate Regional Zones

  What colour will grow in your garden this Spring? Have no idea? Then refer to our regional zone planting guide! It’s so easy, just locate your  zone on the map and discover all the colour you can be enjoying.  Happy Spring Gardening!  Subtropical (includes: South-east Qld & Northern NSW) FLOWERS – sow ageratum, aster, balsam, carnation, chrysanthemum, cockscomb, coleus, cosmos, …

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Spring Herb, Fruit & Vegies Planting Guide By Regional Zones

What vegetable plants, herbs and fruits will grow in your garden this Spring? Have no idea? Then refer to our regional zone planting guide! It’s so easy, just locate your  zone on the map and discover all the vegetable plants, herbs and fruits you can be enjoying at the kitchen table! Happy Spring Gardening! Subtropical (includes: South-east Qld & Northern NSW) HERBS – …

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Epiphytic plants – Air plants – no soil plants

As gardeners, most of us are fully accustomed to growing plants in containers or directly in the ground, but for some who lack the generosity of garden space, growing plants can often be a struggle with space restrictions, difficult corners to tackle or an overabundance of tree cover to block out sunlight. Well what may seem like obstacles should possibly …

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New Release roses for 2017

2017 new release roses from Treloar Roses are bigger and better then ever. Here are our pick to plant this winter.  ‘Summer Romance’ FLORIBUNDA ROSE A beautiful variety with intensely scented flowers of fresh apple. It has a bushy habit, upright and even growth with very disease tolerant foliage. Approx. 80cm H. ‘Garden Friend’ FLORIBUNDA ROSE Truly a gardener’s friend. …

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