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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Attracting birds and Observing nature

The changing colours and fallen leaves in the cooler months provide carpets of colour and an important refuge for many small creatures. Woodlouse, Centipedes, Millipedes, Ants, Spiders, Earthworms and others can be seen busily devouring decomposing matter or searching for food.

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Winter in the garden

Winter presents endless possibilities for enjoyment in the garden. We all feel the cool nights and perhaps frosty mornings in our Burnett gardens, closely followed by warm and pleasant days. These are perfect for growing winter vegetables and herbs.

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