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Flowering bulbs are a highlight in the garden and home. Spring flowering bulbs begin to flower in late winter and bring with them the colourful promise of the spring ahead. Although all are referred to as ‘bulbs’, there are four different types of bulbs. True Bulbs include tulips and daffodils. Rhizomes are swollen stems such...
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• October is a busy month in the vegetable garden. Good preparation done in August and September will now begin to reward you. • October is an important month for sowing or planting vegetables including Asian greens, beans, beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, cauliflower, celery, cress, cucumber, eggplant, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, onions, parsnip, peas, pumpkins,...
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Colour Your World The complete feel, look and style of a garden can change dramatically for each season of the year by adding seasonal colour. Get creative in your garden by designing eye-catching combinations and adding fragrant blooms to enjoy the impact of colour all year round. Here are some colour and scent principles: Bold...
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Strawberries are one of the easiest fruiting plants to grow and it is certainly a treat to feast upon these sweet delights picked fresh from the garden Strawberries are ground-hugging, herbaceous plants, growing to about 15cm high and spreading into a clump 50–100cm wide. Their flowers are simple, five-petalled blooms that are pollinated by bees....
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Tomatoes are a favourite to grow and every region seems to have a local show day, race day or community event that is green light to plant out your tomato plants. Tomatoes love the warmth and grow best in southern areas of Australia from mid spring into the summer. The plants are fast growing and...
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As the days begin to lengthen and the temperatures begin to lift, we discover the changes of spring happening all around us. Trees that were bare branches are coming to life. The dullness of winter is being replaced with renewed life, fresh growth and brilliant colours. Life in the garden is very exciting as spring...
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Growing Potatoes at Home Potatoes are a wonderful root crop to produce at home and are very easy to grow. Planting certified Seed Potatoes  The term “seed potato” can be a little misleading. Although potatoes do set seed, they do not grow true to seed. To get the variety of potato you want, you need to...
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Growing food at home is very popular and whatever form your garden may take, herbs are easy to grow and very rewarding. Fresh or dried, herbs add zest to cooking, perfume the house and have natural medicinal and cosmetic benefits. Craft making with herbs has wide appeal. Create pot pourri, tussie mussies and infused vinegars...
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Growing Roses with Barossa Nursery
Originating from China, the earliest modern rose was the tea rose. With centuries of breeding, modern roses are long flowering with it possible to achieve continuous flowering from spring to autumn. There are single, semi double and double flowered forms in every colour imaginable and most with a beautiful fragrance. How to Care Roses are...
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How to Grow Citrus Without doubt citrus trees are the most popular fruit grown in home gardens. From Hobart to Cairns to the far west of Perth, Citrus trees are delighting gardeners with fresh, tasty and vitamin packed fruity goodness. With today’s smaller gardens, citrus trees are great in pots and there are dwarf and...
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