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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Success with your Succulents

Growing a variety of plants successfully here in the South Burnett can be both challenging and rewarding. With summer and winter extremes, finding suitable plants such as succulents, can lessen these challenges and ensure that we can enjoy our efforts. Adapted to harsh, dry climates by storing water in their leaves and stems to keep themselves alive, succulents are survivors earning a valuable place in our gardens.

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Inspirational Gardeners

Sharing experiences with significant people in our lives shape who we are and develop our lifelong interests. My Mother who is an enthusiastic and talented gardener from Cowra N.S.W shares her passion for gardening with me regularly.

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Welcome Blog

Welcome to our Gardening Blog. Working with nature is surely one of the most wonderful things that we can do. I hope you’ll find these pages useful perhaps sparking thoughts of people who have inspired you. Sharing gardening experiences and our love of gardening reminds us that we never stop learning. It is through this […]

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Container Gardening

Container grown plants in pots, tubs and hanging baskets overflowing with flowers can certainly add appeal to our gardens. In addition to growing flowers a wide variety of vegetables and herbs can be grown in pots and conveniently placed by the kitchen door for harvesting.

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Habits of a Happy Gardener

Are Gardeners creatures of habit or are we more impulsive in our horticultural activities? Perhaps it depends on the time of year or an acute awareness of the weather outside which determines our decision to venture into the garden or not. I wonder if there really are habits of “Happy Gardeners” so lets explore this possibility with our senses giving us clues.

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Spring into Herbs

Perhaps you’ve experienced that fantastic feeling of sat isfaction while growing and using your own herbs. I love walking out into the garden to pick fragrant rosemary for my favourite dish of roasted potatoes, rosemary, garlic and sprinkled salt.

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Easy-care House-plants

Naturally plants do not live in houses, however many people and myself included, enjoy bringing nature indoors to enhance their environment. What follows is the responsibility of ideal watering and best positioning.

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