Gardening

Australia can be a dry, arid place. There are places across the country that regularly go without rain for long periods of time, while also experiencing imposed water restrictions. In some cases, this can lead to brown grass and dying plants.  Trees can make fantastic additions to gardens. Not only do they offer shade on […]

Spring has arrived and with it comes a myriad of gorgeous flowers. For those with allergies, it can mean a lot of sniffling and sneezing when around certain flowers and pollen, but not all flowers are created equal when it comes to their sneeze-inducing properties. Some flowers are more hypoallergenic than others, making them a […]

Many Aussies live in areas of the country that can be affected by drought throughout times of the year. A lack of rain, combined with water restrictions can lead to the death of plants and lawns that aren’t cut out for such environments, and lawns that aren’t tolerant to drought could end up brown and […]

When it comes to winter, many of us think of dull garden beds, slow growth and a general lack of colour. But that doesn’t need to be the case! There are many flowers that bloom in the winter, you’ve just got to pick the right ones! From crisp whites to gorgeous blues, pinks and purples, […]

It’s important to make sure we get plenty of vitamins and minerals during the cooler months, to help give our bodies a fighting chance against colds and flus. What better way to do this than from the fruits and veggies grown right in our own backyards?! While winter can seem like a time in which […]

In the average Australian garden, common lawn weeds range from unsightly lawn fixtures to painful party-ruiners, and there are so many varieties that it can be difficult to keep tabs on them. Some particularly common species are especially difficult to spot owing to their plant-like appearance. The dandelion is a perfect example, an almost flower-like […]

For those who like to actively take care of their lawn, winter can seem like the season to kick back and relax a little. Grass generally needs to be mown less, and many have already applied a fertiliser in the autumn. But don’t hang up the gardening gloves just yet! Many weeds start developing in […]

Everybody knows that plants grow their best in fertile soil, packed with nutrients. But what happens if your garden’s soil is less than optimal? Poor soil can mean many things. Sometimes it can refer to soil with heavy amounts of clay, while other times it can refer to sandy or chalky soil. Regardless of the […]

Seed saving, as the name suggests, refers to the act of harvesting seeds from a crop and saving them, usually with the intention to plant them at a later date. The process can be a great way to save money, and to learn more about the growing organic fruits and veggies. Saving seeds from your […]

Whether it’s a few days up the coast or a few weeks overseas, it can be important to consider what will happen to your garden while you’re away on holiday. If you have lots of plants, flowers and veggies growing, one of the most important points to consider is how to ensure they are given […]

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