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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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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