• 09Apr

    Growing Carrots in Australia

    Growing carrots in Australia is easy when you have the correct knowledge. Carrots are one of the few root crops that can be eaten raw or cooked! When to plant carrots The best time to plant carrots in Australia is spring, autumn and winter. Try and avoid cold and hot extremes unless your willing to… Read more »

  • 08Apr

    Groundcover plants

    Ground cover plants are an essential accessory in the garden. Plant them in rockeries, under trees and in garden beds to cover bare patches of earth as a natural mulch alternative. Floriferous groundcovers Calibrachoas: If you want serious colour and wow factor, you can not go past the range of Calibrachoas that are readily available… Read more »

  • 14Feb

    Beneficial Insects in the Garden – Aphid Midge

    These little helpers get their name because aphid midge larvae (pictured above as the orange bugs) feed on aphids, a dreaded and very common plant pest. The adult midge flits around your garden pollinating and looking rather fetching, ridding your patch of any unwanted nasties. The next time you see a party of aphids, hopefully,… Read more »

  • 14Feb

    Paws up for some bright colour in the garden

    Anigozanthos Frosty Yellow Anigozanthos rufus Anigozanthos ‘Frosty Yellow’ is a stunning kangaroo paw with blue-green foliage and glorious golden sprays of flowers appearing during spring and autumn, which will attract birds and butterflies. Easy to grow in most well-drained soils either tucked in the garden as a showy feature, or in a pot. An ideal… Read more »

  • 03Dec

    Summer herb, fruit & vegies planting guide by temperate zones

    What will grow in your garden this Summer? Have no idea? Then refer to our temperate zone planting guide! It’s so easy, just locate your zone on the map and discover all the delicious produce you can be enjoying. If you are having difficulty reading the planting guide or wish to print off a PDF… Read more »

  • 03Dec

    Summer flower planting guide by regional zones Australia

    What colour will grow in your garden this Summer? Have no idea? Then refer to our regional zone planting guide! It’s so easy, just locate your zone on the map and discover all the colour you can be enjoying. If you are having difficulty reading the planting guide or wish to print off a PDF… Read more »

  • 11Oct

    How to grow, plant and fertilise mangoes

    One of the first fruits which come to mind when we think of summer is the fleshy, juicy mango with its golden sunny flesh tempting us. If you have a little room in your back garden, you won’t be disappointed planting one of these divine trees and raiding its offerings. Planting Plant young mango trees… Read more »

  • 11Oct

    Bulbs to plant in spring

    When it comes to bulbs many think of daffodils, freesia, and ranunculus but there is so much more to bulbs than the winter flowering varieties. To get reoccurring colour in your garden, bulbs are a very underrated plant.  They are easy to plant, require little fuss, and will return each year with brilliant colours. There are… Read more »

  • 11Oct

    Growing strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, mulberries

    It is one of life’s simple pleasures to walk about in your garden in the warmer months and notice rich juicy berries ready for picking. For most, the temptation is too great and they are consumed right there and then. Growing Strawberries There’s nothing better than the sweet flavour of home-grown strawberries! Loved by children… Read more »

  • 11Oct

    Vegetables for small spaces

    For great space-saving ideas, try growing smaller varieties of tomatoes in hanging baskets or hang a vertical garden. Tomatoes in hanging baskets For a great space-saving and novel idea, try growing a smaller variety of tomatoes in hanging baskets. Growing tomatoes in pots and even hanging baskets is a great way to control their sunlight… Read more »