Gardening

Sun 6 Jan 2019

It's the perfect time for garden immersion

It's the perfect time for garden immersion

Plant yourself in the backyard and soak up the colour, smells and atmosphere of a summer's night.

Sun 30 Dec 2018

Summer survival guide to keep garden going

Summer survival guide to keep garden going

Tips to help keep your leafy friends alive while you are away on holiday

Get the little ones dirty these school holidays

Get the little ones dirty these school holidays

Playing with dirt in the garden is scientifically proven to release happy chemicals for our kids.

Sun 23 Dec 2018

Give a living gift this Christmas

Give a living gift this Christmas

Make it a colourful Christmas for those you love with these plants that are easy to grow

Sun 16 Dec 2018

Trap for young players

Trap for young players

Carnivorous plants are easy to grow and seem to hold a particular attraction for inquisitive youngsters

Sun 9 Dec 2018

Some blooming great Christmas gift ideas

Some blooming great Christmas gift ideas

The green thumb in your life will appreciate a thoughtful gift for the garden or outdoor space

Sun 2 Dec 2018

Don't let Bob bug your citrus crop

Don't let Bob bug your citrus crop

Bronze orange bug, otherwise nicknamed Bob or sometimes referred to as a stink bug, is a common pest of citrus during summer on the east coast of Australia.

Summer lovin' will ensure your garden survives

Summer lovin' will ensure your garden survives

Give them some attention and you can keep your plants happy and healthy in the hotter months.

Mon 26 Nov 2018

Why you’re attracting nasty mosquitoes

Why you’re attracting nasty mosquitoes

Scientists in Queensland have discovered a gene that explains why some people are more prone to mosquito bites than others.

Sun 25 Nov 2018

Beetroot a colourful star to boost vegie patch and health

Beetroot a colourful star to boost vegie patch and health

A source of folate and with reported antioxidant health benefits, there are lots of fantastic reasons to grow beetroot.

Turn heads with a display of this stunning flower

Turn heads with a display of this stunning flower

With its eye-catching, beautiful blooms, hibiscus is the show-off shrub of the plant world.

Wed 21 Nov 2018

Common garden pests guide

Common garden pests guide

BY NOW, most gardeners will have planted out their vegetable patches for the warmer months.

Picture-perfect view of the flourishing gardens

Picture-perfect view of the flourishing gardens

THANKS to recent rain and the efforts of volunteers, the Whistle Stop Heritage and Community Garden is looking a picture at the moment

Sun 18 Nov 2018

When life deals lemons, use the lemonade variety

When life deals lemons, use the lemonade variety

Lemonade is much sweeter and doesn't have the intense sourness of most other lemons.

Give the lotus a position in your garden

Give the lotus a position in your garden

This exotic aquatic beauty is one of the most rewarding and easiest plants to grow.

Thu 15 Nov 2018

Aussie gardeners hit back at sexism claims

Aussie gardeners hit back at sexism claims

A Aussie nude cleaning business accused of sexism has hit back at critics with a cheeky new backyard service aimed at housewives and the gay community.

Wed 14 Nov 2018

Fury over Bunnings sanga saga

Fury over Bunnings sanga saga

An “outrageous” change to the Bunnings sausage angered the nation. Now Today host Karl Stefanovic has declared it will “ruin Australia”.

Sun 11 Nov 2018

Sweet! Potato that counts in five-a-day vegie goal

Sweet! Potato that counts in five-a-day vegie goal

Rich in vitamins and minerals and high in carotenoids, you need a frost-free window of five months to grow sweet potato.

Frangipani's beauty draws in many fans

Frangipani's beauty draws in many fans

Get a taste of the tropics with this hardy species known for its heady fragrance and iconic flowers.

Sun 4 Nov 2018

Spice up your kitchen garden with some basil

Spice up your kitchen garden with some basil

Purple basil in your herb and vegie patch is eye-catching and provides a lovely contrast to green foliage.

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