Category Archives: Gardening

Getting kids excited about vegies

I have many fond memories from when I was a child of being out in the garden with my parents and grandparents playing and learning about where food on the dinner table came from (as I’m sure many readers might

Caring for your garden through the dry

Well, there’s still not much rain about, and it seems there’s not a lot forecast for the foreseeable future.  It’s becoming increasingly worrying; especially as we move into the warmer months. At the nursery we have had many customers losing

BEE-ATTRACTING BLOOMS

The decline of the world’s bee population is sobering, not only as it’s part of an overall decline of pollinating insects, but because it has the potential to affect our food.  Bees are needed to pollinate many edible crops and

ARE YOU MAKING THESE COMMON GARDENING MISTAKES?

Have you ever looked at your garden and felt that it wasn’t growing to its true potential? Perhaps your flowers are dying and you think you’ve either invested in dud plants or inherited the dreaded black thumb. Chances are it’s

Horticulturally Speaking

Would you like to have a collection of different cliveas and some rare plants you’ve bought to ‘show off’ to your visitors?  Some people may like to create a spiritual feel to their garden with Zen philosophy using Aussie native

Edible Australian Natives

While traditional vegetables are grown in the vegie patch and fruit trees often planted in an orchard, native Australian edible plants can be grown throughout the garden as shrubs, trees and even ground cover plants. With edible plants in every

Time to get growing

The heat of summer is almost over and it’s time to take back ownership of our gardens from the heat and get back into gardening during the day, kick around some autumn leaves and have the time to relax and

CONSIDERING A SHADE TREE?

A well-positioned, healthy tree can bring a lush, leafy ambience to your home or work environment as well as protection from the elements. And is known to calm and soothe the soul. The following check list will ensure you choose

INDESTRUCTIBLE PLANTS

It can be heartbreaking to discover that those beautiful plants in which you have invested money and time, simply refuse to thrive, through no fault of their owners.    Perhaps the plants chosen may not have been the optimum choices

HAVE YOUR GARDEN CHRISTMAS READY!

Christmas is the one occasion where you have a goodly amount of time off to enjoy your home, garden and family, but you don’t want to be out in the garden slaving away while you have guests hanging out without

TOMATO MYTHS

Following my previous article about growing tomatoes I have been approached at the nursery on many occasions asking what else I know. I’m often asked if I have any top secret tips- something that will make fruit sweeter, produce bumper

Tomato time!

Tomatoes are one of the most popular home-grown vegies of all and it’s fair to say that once you’ve tasted a tomato you’ve grown yourself-there’s no turning back!  Wikipedia claims that close to 170.8 million tonnes of tomatoes were grown worldwide