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Winter is a great time to prune most deciduous fruit trees, berries, fruiting bushes and vines. Although winter is pruning time, avoid pruning cherries, apricots and kiwi fruit vines until the warmer weather. All three of these popular edibles tend to bleed if pruned through winter increasing the risk of disease. Apricots and cherries may...
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July is a great month for planting new roses but is also the time to give your existing roses some attention for a fabulous display of colour and fragrance over the flowering season. July is the best time to prune your roses. In really cold frosty regions, you may need to wait until early August....
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The Allium group of plants include about 800 species. There are only a few that are known as edible crops and these have been grown for centuries to add flavour and goodness to food. The main Alliums that we are familiar with are onions, garlic, leeks, and spring onions and chives. When to Plant Most...
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Mothers bring us into the world. They nurture and care for us when we are young and new. Mother’s ensure that we have the nourishment needed to grow and develop. They are there for us and help us through the seasons of life. This is a lot like gardening. It is so rewarding for a...
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In our busy worlds that are filled with concrete, asphalt and screens, plants help us to reconnect with nature as we enjoy the delights of new growth, colour and everchanging freshness. There is plenty to be achieved in the garden during May as we prepare for the coming winter days. More Time Indoors May is...
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With house blocks becoming smaller and homes becoming larger, the garden for many people looks much different to the gardens of the past. The garden may be a small backyard, a courtyard or an apartment balcony. Small areas do not mean that you need to miss out on the pleasures of growing your own food....
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Whether temporary or permanent, the home office has become an important space as more people are working from home. A pleasant and comfortable work zone will improve work satisfaction and productivity. If a temporary home office space is required, here are some keys to ensure that your workspace is a pleasant and enjoyable place to...
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On trend, plant addict, crazy plant lady, indoor jungle, obsession are all terms I’m seeing more and more when referring to indoor plants. I’ve seen Facebook posts of people who have upward of 90 indoor plants in their home! I don’t have that number in my home, but I’m pretty proud of my indoor lovelies...
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“Spending time with children is a lot more important than spending money on children”. In previous generations children generally grew up outside, playing in gardens, creeks and parks. Unfortunately, we are seeing it more and more these days where outside time for children is becoming limited as they spend more and more time watching TV,...
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Often, as our lives get busier and busier, less time is put into ourselves and our mental health. The opinions of others can cause us to have negative feelings and everyday stresses can lead to depression or anxiety. Mental health is a becoming real issue, affecting many around us. Studies have shown that the mental...
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