Garden Clinic Blog

Keep in touch with what we're doing, there's always something going on. Our team has been busy gathering interesting, helpful and exciting stories for you to enjoy. Seasonal inspiration from our garden to yours.

Ditch Short-Lasting Daisies for Everlasting Daisies

Ditch Short-Lasting Daisies for Everlasting Daisies

Leave seed sown meadows of paper daisies to the experts. We have much more successful daisies for you to grow.  

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Radio Round Up September 12-13

Radio Round Up September 12-13

What did the Ross girls, Sandra & Linda, talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on every Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 9am!

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You've Got Mail (Order) - the Cottage Garden

You've Got Mail (Order) - the Cottage Garden

Find yourself checking the mailbox several times a day for the latest Spring plant catalogues? Sandra Ross is going postal with mail-order fever, and she has shared some of her favourite catalogue listings for this season with you 

 

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6 Steps for Spring Success

6 Steps for Spring Success

Grab your trusty shovel and your wheel barrow - its time to feed the soil with lovely rich nutrients like a big delicious chocolate layer cake. It's the secret to a beautiful healthy garden.  

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Radio Round Up September 5 - 6

Radio Round Up September 5 - 6

What did the Ross girls, Sandra & Linda, talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on every Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 9am!

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In Michael’s Garden

In Michael’s Garden

Landscaper Michael Bates gardens on a steep shady block in North Sydney. In spring’s warmer weather the paths and terraces invite the family outdoors and the fun doesn’t stop when the daylight fades. Night lighting and fire pits extend the use of the garden well into the evening.

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Radio Round Up August 29 -30

Radio Round Up August 29 -30

What did Graham talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on every Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 9am!

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You've Got Mail (Order) - the Kitchen Garden

You've Got Mail (Order) - the Kitchen Garden

Mickey Robertson is feeling mildly panicked. There are gaps in her plant collection that she still needs to fill (and time is marching on, eeek!). Here she shares her go-to mail order nurseries for the kitchen gardener.

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5 reasons not to settle for your average Magnolia

5 reasons not to settle for your average Magnolia

Magnolias may be a dime-a-dozen.  But look closer and you'll find superior hybrids from across the ditch well worth pride of place in your garden. 

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Radio Round Up August 23

Radio Round Up August 23

What did Graham talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on every Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 9am!

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Star of the Season: Flowering Wattle

Star of the Season: Flowering Wattle

The bush was grey a week today, orange, green and brown and grey but now the spring has come my way, with blossoms for the wattle…

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Radio Round Up August 22 - Barangaroo

Radio Round Up August 22 - Barangaroo

The moment Sydney has been waiting for has finally arrived. The gates of the Barangaroo Reserve open this morning, and we talked on air this morning to some of the key people whose efforts have made this landmark both possible and public.

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7 Signs Spring is Here

7 Signs Spring is Here

It's been a long, cold winter and we're putting out an APB for the signs of spring in our gardens. Linda Ross describes her main suspects.

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Make Your Blueberry Burst

Make Your Blueberry Burst

Just two blueberry bushes will give enough fruit for a couple to eat blueberries every day through summer. Need we say more? Time to get planting.

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Radio Round Up August 15-16

Radio Round Up August 15-16

What did Graham talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on every Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 9am!

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Radio Round Up August 8 and 9

Radio Round Up August 8 and 9

Sandra's leading the charge on the Garden Clinic radio show this weekend. Here is what she had to say.

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3 fragrances you need to grow this winter

3 fragrances you need to grow this winter

When it comes to winter perfume in plants, you are spoilt for choice. Linda gives you her three favourites

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Radio Round-up 2 August 2015

Radio Round-up 2 August 2015

What did Graham talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on every Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 9am!

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Radio Round-up 1 August 2015

Radio Round-up 1 August 2015

What did Graham talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on every Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 9am!

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9 Resilient Plants That Have Disappeared From Gardens

9 Resilient Plants That Have Disappeared From Gardens

Where are the plants from our childhood? Why are our gardens looking so boring?

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5 Healthy Hang Ups

5 Healthy Hang Ups

Hey you without a garden. Hanging plants are all the rage. Here are our favourite ways to get plants up to eye-level.

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Beating the French at their own game

Beating the French at their own game

Is Tasmania the new Provence when it comes to producing the world's best lavender? Sacrebleu!

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6 Ways Gardening Improves Your Life

6 Ways Gardening Improves Your Life

Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes! Today we reveal the science behind the claims.

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The Wrap Up: Queensland Garden Expo 2015

The Wrap Up: Queensland Garden Expo 2015

Live from the Queensland Garden Expo in Nambour, the Garden Clinic hits the road to bring you the good oil on what's growing in Queensland at everybody's favourite garden show. 

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Holiday Project: Make a Coral Reef Garden

Holiday Project: Make a Coral Reef Garden

If you happen to have a couple of kids running round the joint and you need to occupy/entertain/drench-them-in-much-needed-Vitamin-D during these school holidays, we have little project for you that will get them outdoors and chomp through a day, max.

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A Magnolia Love Affair

A Magnolia Love Affair

Love children are usually conceived in a moment’s weakness . In the case of Liv Tyler (or should I say Elf maiden Arwen Undómiel), she has become much more famous than her parents! Same story with this magnolia!

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Meet: The Garden Clinic Team

Meet: The Garden Clinic Team

Graham Ross leads our experienced and inspiring team to help you create the garden of your dreams or just have fun dabbling in what we like to call - green therapy.

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Hello, Welcome To The Website.

Hello, Welcome To The Website.

We are all about muddy boots, dirty finger nails, growing food, picking posies, meeting people and having fun.

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Winter is Coming. But That's No Excuse For a Drab Balcony.

Winter is Coming. But That's No Excuse For a Drab Balcony.

Happy to single-handedly bring back Polyanthus, Linda shares her passion for all things retro, pretty and primula. And gets everyone in on the excitement.

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Star of the Season: Hellebores

Star of the Season: Hellebores

If there’s one flower that’s both shamelessly promiscuous and awkwardly shy, it’s the winter rose, or hellebore. She loves freezing cold temperatures, the crisp frost and chilling air that comes with winter. I find it incredible that her delicate beauty can withstand such bone-crunching cold.

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