Category Archives: Gardening

Shade in Summer

Summer can be a tough time in the garden. Especially when most of your time is consumed watering and trying to keep your beloved plants alive; all while combating the blistering, summer sun.  Summer is the season where most of

Fighting Fruit Fly

There’s nothing worse than biting into a juicy piece of fruit and looking down to find that it is riddled with wriggling fruit fly maggots. YUCK! Followed closely by the thought of “Did I just eat those!?” Double YUCK!! These

Passionfruit Problem Solver

The Passionfruit vine is one of the most popular garden plants in Australia. It’s easy to see why, when they produce beautiful purple and white flowers, followed by loads of delicious fruit, all against a lush green backdrop. And the

Making the Cut

Have you ever looked at a garden in the height of spring and just said “WOW?”  It may not be professionally designed, or have plants that are strategically placed, or even have a theme. It might just be a single

Winter and Bare-Rooted trees

As we move into the cooler part of the year, you’d be forgiven in thinking that there’s not much to do in the garden, but to admire it through a window with a cup of hot tea in hand. But,

What a Show!

  Caitlin, our  gardening guru, visits the  Melbourne International Flower and  Garden Show. Anyone lucky enough to visit the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show (MIFGS) will almost certainly know how much of an amazing experience it is. Hosted for

Autumn – A Great Time to be in the Garden

By our gardening guru, Caitlin Sawyer   With the nice drop of rain that I was sure we’d never get, it’s now a great time to venture out and really enjoy the garden again. You’ll start to see the Tibochinas

How to Beat the Heat

Some good tips from our gardening guru! With the weather the way it’s been lately it’s fair to say, and quite bluntly at that, it’s been “Bloody hot!” It’s a phrase that I’ve used all too often at the nursery,

Potato half barrels

From Grown & Gathered by Matt & Lentil ed Published by PLUM. Rrp. $45 A potato half barrel is a really fun and easy way to grow over 50 kg of potatoes on less than 1 m2. It doesn’t have to

Rounding Up the Facts on Glyphosate

  The use of the weed killer glysophate (common brand name, Round Up) is going to become a major battle. Yes it works, and yes it is a serious poison. But does it cause cancer? The debate is only beginning,

Creating Healthy Soil Workshop

You are invited to attend a one-day workshop, sponsored by LLS Hunter and presented by MOGG (Manning Organic Gardening Group). The workshop has been made possible through a Community Education Grant provided by Hunter LLS with funding from the Australian

Autumn Gardening

  Autumn is a pleasant time of year to be out in the garden – and there is plenty to do before winter sets in. Spring-flowering bulbs are planted in autumn. Most of these garden favourites originated in Europe and