Treasures of the Garden

There are so many things a garden can offer our senses. From the visually perfect form of a rose to the scent of the compost. We may get as much enjoyment giving someone a bunch of flowers grown in our own garden as we did finding and picking them and what could ever equal the […]

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Nostalgic Gardens of the 1920’s

Many years ago I had thoughts about writing a book; including stories of people and their home gardens. Sometimes I think back to this time when I was creating my own garden and watching precious rain sprinkling life. I also collected stories for the collation of this Gardening Book and one of my favourites is […]

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Fun in the Sun with Flower Soup

Autumn is the perfect time to spend outside with children and get some gardening time in before the onset of winter. Children love to explore interesting garden environments and many will involve themselves in the garden by discovering birds, insects and lizards, by climbing trees and simply playing in the garden and following garden paths. […]

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Wonders of the Wondai Garden Expo

Find two green fun filled days of garden goodness at the Wondai Garden Expo this April. It doesn’t feel like it was eighteen years ago that I first enjoyed this wonderful event after moving to the beautiful South Burnett from a small coastal village in NSW. With a few relocated potted plants, my garden here […]

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Get some dirt under your nails

Many new and experienced gardeners will have the opportunity to begin a garden from scratch while getting some well earned dirt under their nails. Feelings ranging from being overwhelmed to feeling excited come from starting a new garden. Whether you use the “Planning method” or the “Make it up as you go along method” the […]

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Companion planting with Nasturtiums

With the recent rainfall here in the South Burnett it has certainly enabled us to enjoy the beauty and growth of our gardens. In our front garden at Ramesa Farm there are splashes of colour with lively looking Nasturtiums which can still be planted if you’re looking to grow some attractive edible plants. They are […]

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Growing and knowing Viburnum tinus

Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) shrubs are definitely my favourite plant for hedging use. My first garden had a beautiful winter flowering hedge of these plants which the bees and butterflies really loved. You could hear them buzzing while walking past attending to the garden.  The north facing garden was often highlighted with the morning sun and […]

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Let’s beat the summer heat

Over the last few weeks we’ve all felt the heat creeping in. While there are a few things we can do for our gardens hot weather can certainly be hard on our plants. Even with enough water and mulch, plants can suffer when the temperatures rise, however we can limit this occurrence during the hottest […]

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Mother of Herbs

Harvesting herbs and produce straight from our garden destined for our plates is one of those completely satisfying gardening activities. It goes with out saying that intentionally growing plants for our evening meal can certainly add some great variation to our favourite recipes. One of the easiest to grow and most versatile culinary and medicinal […]

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A Few Magical Weeks

It is impossible not to notice the splashes of purple colour dotted throughout our parklands and home gardens at the moment. Jacaranda mimosifolia is certainly a beautiful tree providing wildlife habitat, full to dappled shade and a spectacular colour show. ...

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