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How to: use coconut peat

How to: use coconut peat

Need a lightweight, easily stored, highly effective potting medium? Look no further than this byproduct of coconut production, which has advantages for plants as well as gardners.

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How to: use plants to deter pests

How to: use plants to deter pests

Strongly scented herbs planted throughout the garden help put flying insects off their food – whether that’s your treasured plant, food crop, or body!


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How to: use seaweed

How to: use seaweed

Seaweed is a versatile natural resource that does great work in the garden. We use it on a fortnightly basis to keep plants healthy. 

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Know your: indoor plants

Know your: indoor plants

Plants make indoor spaces beautiful and people happy. Here are a few easy-care options to start - or enlarge! - your indoor garden.

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Magic Magnolia Mulch

Magic Magnolia Mulch

Sandra's special recipe does magical things to sulking magnolias!

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Meet: Graeme Parr: wisteria expert

Meet: Graeme Parr: wisteria expert

Oh hello big dose of flower envy. We'd do any thing for wisteria! Graeme has been growing wisteria for the nursery trade for 20 years. Here he shares his top tips for growing great flowering wisteria.

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Moon Planting

Could a better understanding of the night sky be your key to a more productive vegetable garden?

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Rose Clinic

Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for all your rose problems

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Toolshed

Some gardeners are tool-lovers and their garden sheds are so densely populated they have to be thin as a rake just to get in the door. Others are tool-poor, making do with a pair of kitchen scissors and whatever they can scrounge from the brother-in-law. There is a middle way and here it is: our choice of the most useful tools in the shed, and how to use them.

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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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Weeding tools of the trade

Weeding tools of the trade

Here is a call to action. Now is the time to rid your lawn of those dreaded little nasties before its too late. Read on for the weeding tools that do the job properly and are a pleasure to handle.

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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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