Gardening

Many of us dream of a life that involves waking up to fresh eggs and cute chickens pecking about in the backyard. While this may be a common reality for those who live in more rural areas, for inner-city and suburban dwellers, this practice is a little less common. People in suburbia might be wondering […]

Australia is home to some absolutely stunning botanical gardens. These gardens offer the general public an opportunity to view a variety of plants on display, while also providing a picturesque escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Botanical gardens often have various sections, showing plants from different regions of the globe, as well […]

Cats can make fantastic pets! They’re generally pretty low maintenance, yet still provide a soft, sweet little soul to come home to. However, they do have a bit of a tendency to be curious! Whether it’s jumping onto places they shouldn’t, chewing on things they shouldn’t, or climbing up the flyscreens, cats can be mischievous […]

This year, the 20th-29th September saw Toowoomba host their 70th Carnival of Flowers festival. The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers included 70 different events spread across ten days, including scenic train rides, The Chronicle Garden Competition, and performances from many musical artists. The event also included the Heritage Bank Festival of Food & Wine, held in […]

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 […]

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