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Sweet Peas

Sweet Peas

Sweet peas (Lathyrus odorata) are annual climbing plants with fragrant and romantically ruffled, pea-shaped blooms. They were discovered in 1695 and have intoxicated cottage gardeners ever since.

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Thinking gardens

Thinking gardens

Betty Maloney was a pioneer of bush gardening whose advice on finding serenity in the garden is as relevant now as it was half a century ago.

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Trace Elements

Trace Elements

Gardeners are often advised to add nutrients and trace elements to the soil before planting, especially before planting edible plants. Why? Linda has the answers.

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Triple Ginger Loaf

Triple Ginger Loaf

Jo Wright is a keen baker (she’s notched up several wins the Royal Easter Show for her cakes!) an avid gardener, a treasured member of Garden Clinic, and for the last three years, has been the trusted baker of goodies for our garden classes. She wowed attendees at our recent Bees and Butterflies workshop with this delicious ginger cake. As we said our goodbyes everyone begged for the recipe. So here it is. Thanks for sharing it Jo!

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What’s new this spring

What’s new this spring

Here's what's new in the garden this spring

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Whats new this winter

Whats new this winter

What’s new: and not-so-new, plants we love. Narelle Smith gives us the winter lowdown for 2018

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What's New: A Dollop of Clotted Cream

What's New: A Dollop of Clotted Cream

Opening pale pink then fading to soft coffee cream ‘Cafe au Lait’ is a celebrity-status dahlia. The multi-petalled blooms are up to 25 cm across and there may be 40 on a plant at once, so strong support is essential.

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Coming Up Roses

Coming Up Roses

Every year, new rose varieties hit the garden centres. You can expect different colours, scents, growth habits, and disease resistance to add to your rose garden this winter, but which one(s) will you choose? Read More
Meet: Charlotte Webb

Meet: Charlotte Webb

Follow the career path of this high achieving woman in horticulture.

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More peas please

More peas please

Is there anything better than picking peas straight off the vine? Many won’t make it back to the kitchen, but that’s the beauty of it. Luckily, they’re easy to grow. Read More
How to: Fruit fly control

How to: Fruit fly control

It’s fruit fly season. This pest, if left to its own devices, will completely ruin your crops. We look at the latest industry advice on how to best control and protect your plants from this destructive pest. Read More
How to: Attract pollinators

How to: Attract pollinators

The key to a productive, fruitful garden comes down to pollinators. Here’s how to let them know your garden buzzing for business.    Read More
Spirit of the Garden

Spirit of the Garden

This book, commissioned by The National Library of Australia, and beautifully written by Trisha Dixon, will really set you thinking; reimagining the spaces where you live. Read More
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