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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.

What's in the Pretty My Patio Pack?

What's in the Pretty My Patio Pack?

Whats in the Pretty My Patio Pack? A gorgeous Helleborus Hybrid Plant - Hannah’s Blush - plus a swag-full of goodies to pretty your patio plants this winter.

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Meet the giant Camellia family

Meet the giant Camellia family

The camellia is the queen of winter, unrivalled for glamour, yet she is down to earth, easy to grow and long-lived especially when you treat her just right. With thousands of camellias to choose from there is one for every spot in your garden – including pots! Here we explain the different types and share some troubleshooting advice.

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Roses at Red Cow Farm

Roses at Red Cow Farm

Seduced by the colour, forms and perfumes of roses, Ali Mentesh has already collected some 200 to adorn the garden rooms at Red Cow Farm. Here Ali discusses the seven he chose to stand out.

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How to Make Magic Mix

How to Make Magic Mix

At a Garden Clinic class held at Honeysuckle Nursery in Mosman we wondered aloud at all the plants bursting with health and vitality, with shiny, glossy leaves and so much energy they seemed about to leap off the shelves. The answer? This Magic Mix!

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Bugwatch: Aster Yellows

Bugwatch: Aster Yellows

The Aster Yellows virus has recently been detected in NSW and Victorian gardens. Plants affected by this easily-transmitted virus should be disposed of, not composted. Here's how to recognise the symptoms.

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BBM Youth Support Award for Horticulture

BBM Youth Support Award for Horticulture

BBM Youth Support will this year offer two Youth Support Awards for Horticulture. It's time for the budding horticulturist in your life to get their application together and take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.

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Garden News: Citrus Canker outbreak in WA

Garden News: Citrus Canker outbreak in WA

The National Nursery Industry Biosecurity Program Team have released a biosecurity advice update this month with regards to confirmed cases of Citrus Canker found on three properties in Western Australia

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In The Garden This Week

In The Garden This Week

What did we chat about on the radio this week? What pests & problems were solved? Here's the weekly radio round-up - the tips & topics of the week for total success in your garden with a healthy dose of flowers, vegies, new releases and inspiration. Tune in Monday to Friday on Talking Lifestyle from 12 noon to 1pm, and 2GB Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6 to 9am, an hour earlier in Queensland.

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In the Garden This Week

In the Garden This Week

What did we chat about on the radio this week? What pests & problems were solved? Here's the weekly radio round-up - the tips & topics of the week for total success in your garden with a healthy dose of flowers, vegies, new releases and inspiration. Tune in Monday to Friday on Talking Lifestyle from 12 noon to 1pm, and 2GB Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6 to 9am, an hour earlier in Queensland.

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Be safe around lead

Be safe around lead

One heavy metal you don’t want in your life….LEAD. Watch Graham's lead safety video here, and keep your family safe from lead poisoning

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In the Garden This Week

In the Garden This Week

What did we chat about on the radio this week? What pests & problems were solved? Here's the weekly radio round-up - the tips & topics of the week for total success in your garden with a healthy dose of flowers, vegies, new releases and inspiration. Tune in Monday to Friday on Talking Lifestyle from 12 noon to 1pm, and 2GB Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6 to 9am, an hour earlier in Queensland.

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In The Garden This Week

In The Garden This Week

What did we chat about on the radio this week? What pests & problems were solved? Here's the weekly radio round-up - the tips & topics of the week for total success in your garden with a healthy dose of flowers, vegies, new releases and inspiration. Tune in Monday to Friday on Talking Lifestyle from 12 noon to 1pm, and 2GB Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6 to 9am, an hour earlier in Queensland.

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In The Garden This Week

In The Garden This Week

What did we chat about on the radio this week? What pests & problems were solved? Here's the weekly radio round-up - the tips & topics of the week for total success in your garden with a healthy dose of flowers, vegies, new releases and inspiration. Tune in Monday to Friday on Talking Lifestyle from 12 noon to 1pm, and 2GB Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6 to 9am, an hour earlier in Queensland.

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In The Garden This Week

In The Garden This Week

What did we chat about on the radio this week? What pests & problems were solved? Here's the weekly radio round-up - the tips & topics of the week for total success in your garden with a healthy dose of flowers, vegies, new releases and inspiration. Tune in Monday to Friday on Talking Lifestyle from 12 noon to 1pm, and 2GB Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6 to 9am, an hour earlier in Queensland.

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In the Garden This Week

In the Garden This Week

What did we chat about on the radio this week? What pests & problems were solved? Here's the weekly radio round-up - the tips & topics of the week for total success in your garden with a healthy dose of flowers, vegies, new releases and inspiration. Tune in Monday to Friday on Talking Lifestyle from 12 noon to 1pm, and 2GB Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6 to 9am. (1 hour earlier in Queensland)

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In the Garden This Week

In the Garden This Week

What did we chat about on the radio this week? What pests & problems were solved? Here's the weekly radio round-up - the tips & topics of the week for total success in your garden with a healthy dose of flowers, vegies, new releases and inspiration. Tune in Monday to Friday on Talking Lifestyle from 12 noon to 1pm, and 2GB Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6 to 9am. (1 hour earlier in Queensland)

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In The Garden This Week

In The Garden This Week

What did we chat about on the radio this week? What pests & problems were solved? Here's the weekly radio round-up - the tips & topics of the week for total success in your garden with a healthy dose of flowers, vegies, new releases and inspiration. Tune in Monday to Friday on Talking Lifestyle from 12 noon to 1pm, and 2GB Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6 to 9am. (1 hour earlier in Queensland)

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In The Garden This Week

In The Garden This Week

What did we chat about on the radio this week? What pests & problems were solved? Here's the weekly radio round-up - the tips & topics of the week for total success in your garden with a healthy dose of flowers, vegies, new releases and inspiration. Tune in Monday to Friday on Talking Lifestyle from 12 noon to 1pm, and 2GB Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6 to 9am. (1 hour earlier in Queensland)

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In The Garden This Week

In The Garden This Week

What did we chat about on the radio this week? What pests & problems were solved? Here's the weekly radio round-up - the tips & topics of the week for total success in your garden with a healthy dose of flowers, vegies, new releases and inspiration. Tune in Monday to Friday on Talking Lifestyle from 12 noon to 1pm, and 2GB Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6 to 9am. (1 hour earlier in Queensland)

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How to: colour shade

How to: colour shade

That tricky shady spot can be a highlight of the garden - if you choose the right plants. Here are a few ideas.

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In the Garden This Week

In the Garden This Week

What did we chat about on the radio this week? What pests & problems were solved? Here's the weekly radio round-up - the tips & topics of the week for total success in your garden with a healthy dose of flowers, vegies, new releases and inspiration. Tune in Monday to Friday on Talking Lifestyle from 12 noon to 1pm, and 2GB Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6 to 9am. (1 hour earlier in Queensland)

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In the Garden This Week

In the Garden This Week

What did we chat about on the radio this week? What pests & problems were solved? Here's the weekly radio round-up - the tips & topics of the week for total success in your garden with a healthy dose of flowers, vegies, new releases and inspiration. Tune in Monday to Friday on Talking Lifestyle from 12 noon to 1pm, and 2GB Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6 to 9am. (1 hour earlier in Queensland)

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Know your: spring spires

Know your: spring spires

Flowers that reach for the sky have a heavenly way of lifting a garden. Here are some of the best flower spires for gardens all around Australia.

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How to: fix your tomatoes

How to: fix your tomatoes

Fresh, vine-ripened tomatoes are one of the great joys of summer. The best way to ensure that your tomato-growing experience delivers baskets of delicious fruit is to keep plants healthy.

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In the Garden This Week

In the Garden This Week

What did we chat about on the radio this week? What pests & problems were solved? Here's the weekly radio round-up - the tips & topics of the week for total success in your garden with a healthy dose of flowers, vegies, new releases and inspiration. Tune in Monday to Friday on Talking Lifestyle from 12 noon to 1pm, and 2GB Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6 to 9am.

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Annie Smithers shows us how to roast a duck

Annie Smithers shows us how to roast a duck

When travellers on the Ross Garden Tours Victoria tour sat at Annie Smithers’ table and ate her roast duck salad there were two big questions: how did you do that; and can you do it for us again tomorrow! Here she reveals her secrets.

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In the Garden This Week

In the Garden This Week

What did we chat about on the radio this week? What pests & problems were solved? Here's the weekly radio round-up - the tips & topics of the week for total success in your garden with a healthy dose of flowers, vegies, new releases and inspiration. Tune in Monday to Friday on Talking Lifestyle from 12 noon to 1pm, and 2GB Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6 to 9am.

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Star of the season: Acacia

Star of the season: Acacia

Acacias are one of our most iconic Australian plants, giving us our national floral emblem. Here our resident native plant guru, Angus Stewart shows us how to get the most from these fast-living garden beauties.

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In The Garden This Week

In The Garden This Week

What did we chat about on the radio this week? What pests & problems were solved? Here's the weekly radio round-up - the tips & topics of the week for total success in your garden with a healthy dose of flowers, vegies, new releases and inspiration. Tune in Monday to Friday on Talking Lifestyle from 12 noon to 1pm, and 2GB Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6 to 9am.

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In The Garden This Week

In The Garden This Week

What did we chat about on the radio this week? What pests & problems were solved? Here's the weekly radio round-up - the tips & topics of the week for total success in your garden with a healthy dose of flowers, vegies, new releases and inspiration. Tune in Monday to Friday on Talking Lifestyle from 12 noon to 1pm, and 2GB Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6 to 9am.

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Meet the Tulip Tops gardeners

Meet the Tulip Tops gardeners

Spring time is festival time in Canberra. Pat and Bill Rhodin, Tulip Tops gardeners have been working hard all year to make the spring display at Tulip Top something memorable

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Jobs to do in the September garden

Jobs to do in the September garden

Spring has sprung and Elizabeth Swane is excited about the promise of new growth in the garden and stunning spring floral displays. Here She has a swag of jobs, tips, tricks and things to look out for in the temperate garden this September

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In The Garden This Week

In The Garden This Week

What did we chat about on the radio this week? What pests & problems were solved? Here's the weekly radio round-up - the tips & topics of the week for total success in your garden with a healthy dose of flowers, vegies, new releases and inspiration. Tune in Monday to Friday on Talking Lifestyle from 12 noon to 1pm, and 2GB Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6 to 9am.

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Garden Radio Round Up August 26 - 27

Garden Radio Round Up August 26 - 27

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 2GB Sydney and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 9am eastern time every Saturday and Sunday

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Meet: Planter's Patch

Meet: Planter's Patch

Frustrated that you can’t source the plants you see in magazines and books? Sonja Cameron from Planter's Patch feels your pain – and she has an answer!

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Garden Radio Round Up August 19 - 20

Garden Radio Round Up August 19 - 20

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 2GB Sydney and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 9am eastern time every Saturday and Sunday

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Sandra's Monthly Rose Spray

Sandra's Monthly Rose Spray

Keeping your rose happy does not have to be a complex scientific mission-impossible. It just requires a few extra steps including Sandra's Rose Spray

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Garden Radio Round Up August 12 - 13

Garden Radio Round Up August 12 - 13

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 2GB Sydney and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 9am eastern time every Saturday and Sunday

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Garden Radio Round Up August 5 - 6

Garden Radio Round Up August 5 - 6

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 2GB Sydney and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 9am eastern time every Saturday and Sunday

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Garden Radio Round Up July 29 - 30

Garden Radio Round Up July 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 2GB Sydney and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 9am eastern time every Saturday and Sunday

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Garden Radio Round Up July 22 - 23

Garden Radio Round Up July 22 - 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 2GB Sydney and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 9am eastern time every Saturday and Sunday

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Garden Radio Round Up July 15 - 16

Garden Radio Round Up July 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 2GB Sydney and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 9am eastern time every Saturday and Sunday

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Swagman Sprayer now available at the Garden Clinic Shop

Swagman Sprayer now available at the Garden Clinic Shop

The Swagman Battery Powered 8L Sprayer is now available on the Shop page. We’ve joined forces with Swagman Sprayers to create a reliable 8 Litre rechargeable battery operated Sprayer so you’ll never have to pump spray again and the garden will love you for it.

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Garden Radio Round Up July 8 - 9

Garden Radio Round Up July 8 - 9

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 2GB Sydney and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 9am eastern time every Saturday and Sunday

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Garden Radio Round Up July 1 - 2

Garden Radio Round Up July 1 - 2

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 2GB Sydney and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 9am eastern time every Saturday and Sunday

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Garden Radio Round Up June 24 - 25

Garden Radio Round Up June 24 - 25

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 2GB Sydney and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 9am eastern time every Saturday and Sunday

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Garden Radio Round Up June 17 - 18

Garden Radio Round Up June 17 - 18

What did Sandra 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 2GB Sydney and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 9am eastern time every Saturday and Sunday

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Camellia japonica

Camellia japonica

The Camellia japonica is the queen of winter, unrivalled for glamour, yet she is down to earth, easy to manage and long-lived. Graham Ross has the details.

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Know your: aloes

Know your: aloes

Aloes light up winter with their brilliant spikes of flowers. The new hybrids offer dramatic colour combinations, and some of the species also deserve a spot at your place. Here’s a handful to consider.

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Garden Radio Round Up June 3 - 4

Garden Radio Round Up June 3 - 4

What did 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 2GB Sydney and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 9am eastern time every Saturday and Sunday

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