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Murraya Hedges: A Complete and Easy Guide

Murraya Hedge Let me start by saying, the Murraya paniculata hedge deserves a chance. It’s worth having in your garden and a joy for relaxing in your private space. The Murraya hedge is like that no-nonsense best friend who will push you to do better and has a heart...

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How To Deter Possums From Your Garden

How To Deter Possums From Your Garden

Possums aren't the cutest creatures around, but they're usually a harmless sort when they’re in their natural habitat. They're marsupials just like our beloved kangaroos and koalas, even if they bear a stronger resemblance to rats and other rodents.  Possums love to...

Apricot Trees: How To Grow And Prune An Apricot Tree

Apricot Trees: How To Grow And Prune An Apricot Tree

  Apricot: that precocious fruit When it comes to plants you can grow yourself, the apricot tree (Prunus armeniaca) is a clear standout. Interestingly enough, the origin of the word ‘apricot’ comes from the Roman word ‘praecocium’, which means ‘precocious’. ...

Lemon Tree Guide: How To Grow & Care For Lemon Trees

Lemon Tree Guide: How To Grow & Care For Lemon Trees

No tree hollers sunny happiness more than the lemon tree. Cut open a lemon and you can practically imagine the smiley emoji jumping out from the fruit. Forget the ubiquitous lemonade, you can do so much more with this citrus plant! Brighten up salt, pepper, and olive...

Curling Citrus Leaves: How To Fix Leaf Curl

Curling Citrus Leaves: How To Fix Leaf Curl

So you watered your fruit trees, fed them well, and went full-on hipster plant parent on them. Armed with your coffee grounds and crushed eggshells, you followed every rule in the book (plus a little extra) on how to coax big, juicy fruits out of your citrus trees....

Lime Tree Guide: How To Grow & Care For Lime Trees

Lime Tree Guide: How To Grow & Care For Lime Trees

While our love for lemons will never wane, we can't help but get psyched over the neverending list of recipes we can do with limes. Go gaga over guacamole, crazy over curry, and mad over margaritas – it's time to amp up your cooking and gardening with our newest...

How To Attract Butterflies To Your Garden

How To Attract Butterflies To Your Garden

Gardens full of flowers are one of the most stunning sights around. They’re even more beautiful when you see breathtaking butterflies flying fleetingly from plant to plant with their delicate wings displaying a rainbow of colours. Seeing a lot of butterflies in a...

Mango Tree Guide: When To Pick Mangoes

Mango Tree Guide: When To Pick Mangoes

Mangoes are the king of summer fruit — sweet, tasty, and perfect no matter what way you consume them. On a cake, with yoghurt, in a smoothie, on a salad, just plain, everything goes. And while it's delightful to run out to the shops and buy a nice big box of ripe...

A Complete Guide To Australian Native Flowers

A Complete Guide To Australian Native Flowers

There’s no better way to welcome friends visiting Oz for the first time than with a quintessential meal of meat pie and Pavlova and a bunch of native Australian flowers. Heck, I’m an Aussie myself and this never gets old. Call it the strong and lovable flavour of...

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Apricot Trees: How To Grow And Prune An Apricot Tree

  Apricot: that precocious fruit When it comes to plants you can grow yourself, the apricot tree (Prunus armeniaca) is a clear standout. Interestingly enough, the origin of the word ‘apricot’ comes from the Roman word ‘praecocium’, which means ‘precocious’. ...

Lemon Tree Guide: How To Grow & Care For Lemon Trees

No tree hollers sunny happiness more than the lemon tree. Cut open a lemon and you can practically imagine the smiley emoji jumping out from the fruit. Forget the ubiquitous lemonade, you can do so much more with this citrus plant! Brighten up salt, pepper, and olive...

Curling Citrus Leaves: How To Fix Leaf Curl

So you watered your fruit trees, fed them well, and went full-on hipster plant parent on them. Armed with your coffee grounds and crushed eggshells, you followed every rule in the book (plus a little extra) on how to coax big, juicy fruits out of your citrus trees....

Hedge Trimming

5 Reasons Why You Should Prune Plants In Summer

Summer pruning is a wonderful way to check your plants’ growth throughout the year. Pruning is usually done to stimulate growth. Although winter pruning is common practice because it is done after harvest, it’s no secret that pruning in summer does wonders for the...

Why You Should Have a Japanese Hedge Bamboo in Your Garden

Japanese Hedge Bamboo: A Great Choice For Your Hedge Take a deep breath and imagine a relaxing Sunday afternoon in a beautiful tropical oasis. You’ll be sitting comfortably in your lounge chair while listening to the faint rustling of bamboo leaves. Relaxing, isn’t...

Murraya Hedges: A Complete and Easy Guide

Murraya Hedge Let me start by saying, the Murraya paniculata hedge deserves a chance. It’s worth having in your garden and a joy for relaxing in your private space. The Murraya hedge is like that no-nonsense best friend who will push you to do better and has a heart...

Lawn Mowing

How a Professional Mows Their Lawn: The Best Way to Mow a Lawn

Is your messy-looking lawn stopping you from enjoying it? Do you wish you could mow your lawn, but maybe you don’t know how? I can’t blame you if you’d probably just say no to mowing your lawn altogether. Going through all the how-to’s can be tedious, such as how tall...

When Should You Get Turf?

When Should You Get Turf? Rolling out some turf can transform a forgotten patch of scrub grass into a delightful and functional outside space in just a couple of hours. The almost instant results can make it an ideal solution for a rapid garden fix-up. It can also...

How To Whipper Snipper Edges

How To Whipper Snipper Edges Almost every Australian property owner understands how to mow their lawns. However, using a whipper snipper on edges can be a bit trickier than mowing. If you've never used a whipper snipper, you will need some basic guidelines if you...

Yard Trips

How To Deter Possums From Your Garden

Possums aren't the cutest creatures around, but they're usually a harmless sort when they’re in their natural habitat. They're marsupials just like our beloved kangaroos and koalas, even if they bear a stronger resemblance to rats and other rodents.  Possums love to...

How To Repair Your Lawn To Fix Bare Patches

A thick, gorgeous lawn doesn’t happen by itself.  When you have foot traffic from people and pets, wear and tear can take its toll on your grass and make your lawn look patchy. The next thing you know, weeds will start growing on these patches. What you’ll be left...

The Ultimate Guide To Garden Lights

With all the love and care we put into our gardens, we absolutely deserve to show them off. But while it's easy to have a garden on display during the day, nighttime only serves to cover our pretty flowers and pathways. There is, however, a very aesthetic way to bring...