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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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Everything To Know About The Hybrid Tea Rose

Everything To Know About The Hybrid Tea Rose

In the land of roses and rose-wannabes, the Hybrid Tea Rose reigns supreme.   What is a Hybrid Tea rose? The Hybrid Tea rose is considered the queen among the roses. This variety carries the best characteristics of its parent varieties: the Hybrid Perpetual rose...

Tips For Pruning Roses

Tips For Pruning Roses

Take the guesswork out of rose pruning and start trimming like a pro. We promise, no ninja or Edward Scissorhands skills are required.   Why prune roses? Pruning roses is done for 4 reasons:  1) to keep them well-groomed,  2) to manage their size,  3) to prevent...

Tips For Growing Roses

Tips For Growing Roses

Are you struggling with keeping your roses healthy and vibrant? With these pro tips, you don’t have to be a flower child to have thriving rose bushes in your garden.   1. Give them the right environment Growing healthy roses starts with having the right living...

The Best Places To Buy Plants In Perth

The Best Places To Buy Plants In Perth

There are a lot of ways to perk up a space in your home. Repaint the walls, switch up the decor, maybe even change the furniture layout. But if you want something that spruces up a space and adds to your well-being, there’s nothing more perfect than a plant.  Indoors,...

Tips For Planting Roses

Tips For Planting Roses

Planting roses from a cutting or a bare root plant is a thorny issue. How can a twig blossom into the beautiful rose plant your local nursery promised? With a lot of water and sunshine (and these gardening secrets we’re sharing with you), it won’t be long before your...

Sustainable Cultivation: How To Make A Permaculture Garden

Sustainable Cultivation: How To Make A Permaculture Garden

If you've ever wanted to work close with nature while growing your own edible plants, welcome to permaculture gardening. When you start a permaculture garden, you get to grow your own food while caring for nature at the same time. It involves a holistic approach to...

Orange Tree Guide: How To Grow And Care For Orange Trees

Orange Tree Guide: How To Grow And Care For Orange Trees

What's breakfast without a side of cool and refreshing OJ? Whether cut up into quarters for a quick snack, freshly squeezed into juice, or baked into a dessert, oranges are such a versatile and delicious fruit to be enjoyed all year round. Orange trees have been...

Poppy Propagation: How To Grow Poppies

Poppy Propagation: How To Grow Poppies

The poppy flower is an iconic and stunning sight. The poppy (papaver rhoeas) is a popular garden flower, and the perfect plant for brightening your garden after winter. Year after year, you'll get those bursts of colour as the red flowers pop up to greet the sun. And...

Top Dressing A Lawn: How, When, And Why

Top Dressing A Lawn: How, When, And Why

If you’re not yet top dressing your lawn, you’re missing out on a lot. Homes all over Australia are going green over eco-friendly lawn care, and you should, too. Before rushing to your nearest lawn supply store, there are a few things you need to know so you can top...

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Everything To Know About The Hybrid Tea Rose

In the land of roses and rose-wannabes, the Hybrid Tea Rose reigns supreme.   What is a Hybrid Tea rose? The Hybrid Tea rose is considered the queen among the roses. This variety carries the best characteristics of its parent varieties: the Hybrid Perpetual rose...

Tips For Pruning Roses

Take the guesswork out of rose pruning and start trimming like a pro. We promise, no ninja or Edward Scissorhands skills are required.   Why prune roses? Pruning roses is done for 4 reasons:  1) to keep them well-groomed,  2) to manage their size,  3) to prevent...

Tips For Growing Roses

Are you struggling with keeping your roses healthy and vibrant? With these pro tips, you don’t have to be a flower child to have thriving rose bushes in your garden.   1. Give them the right environment Growing healthy roses starts with having the right living...

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 To Maintain A Manicured Lawn With Raised Garden Beds 

A well-manicured lawn adds a touch of class to any home. It’s there for you to show off, and for passers-by to admire. A manicured lawn is tricky to maintain, but well worth the effort. The only issue is that you can’t have more than ornamental plants on your lawn —...

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...

Yard Tips

Top Dressing A Lawn: How, When, And Why

If you’re not yet top dressing your lawn, you’re missing out on a lot. Homes all over Australia are going green over eco-friendly lawn care, and you should, too. Before rushing to your nearest lawn supply store, there are a few things you need to know so you can top...

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...