Gardening

Sun 28 Oct 2018

Fairies at bottom of garden an eye-catching addition

Fairies at bottom of garden an eye-catching addition

Introduce Australian native cottage charm with Fairy Bells, which come in a range of pretty colours.

The spring blooms of wisteria will win you over

The spring blooms of wisteria will win you over

Kept under control, wisteria is one of the most beautiful of all the climbing plants.

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Aussies flock to smell super rare death flower

Aussies flock to smell super rare death flower

A RARE and foul smelling flower has bloomed in Adelaide, and Aussies are flocking to smell the “corpse flower” before it dies.

Thu 25 Oct 2018

Garden club explore Balclarris

Garden club explore Balclarris

The Taroom-based Leichhardt Garden Club spent a wonderful day exploring Balclarris, the home of Donald and Margy Joyce roughly 35 kilometres east of Taroom.

Mon 22 Oct 2018

How to get kids out in the garden

How to get kids out in the garden

MANY little hands make for fun work in the garden and the skills they learn will stay with them. Here are some tips for getting your kids out in the garden.

Sun 21 Oct 2018

Use your palms to give your garden a lift

Use your palms to give your garden a lift

Give your garden a tropical look by choosing from the wide variety of palms.

Fabulous foliage secret to year-round beauty

Fabulous foliage secret to year-round beauty

Take a leaf out of this plant's book if you want more than just flowers to colour your world.

Sun 14 Oct 2018

Mini version just as good as bigger fruit

Mini version just as good as bigger fruit

Smaller in size but packed full of vitamins and antioxidants, try your hand at growing kiwi berries.

Flower show that goes on and on

Flower show that goes on and on

Establish vireyas in a good position and be rewarded with a spectacular display for years to come.

Sun 7 Oct 2018

Growing your own galangal

Growing your own galangal

A patient approach will reward you with galangal to spice up Asian dishes.

What's in a name? Label confusion persists

What's in a name? Label confusion persists

A mandevilla may have been called a dipladenia before, but either way, it can really lift your garden.

Sun 30 Sep 2018

Flowers that will aid your screening process

Flowers that will aid your screening process

Need to block out the neighbours or hide a hideous fence? These plants are up to the task.

Last segments of the mandarin season

Last segments of the mandarin season

One of the last varieties to bear fruit at the end of the season, honey murcott mandarins are juicy and sweet.

Sat 29 Sep 2018

GALLERY: Orchids blossoming bright this weekend

GALLERY: Orchids blossoming bright this weekend

FOR the local hosts of the 35th anniversary of the annual Hervey Bay Spring Orchid and Garden Spectacular, "it's all for the love of orchids”.

Fri 28 Sep 2018

Smell, but don't touch: Council's warning to rose pluckers

Smell, but don't touch: Council's warning to rose pluckers

Plucking a rose from the Elizabeth Park Rose Garden will end up being a very expensive mistake for unwary residents

Sun 23 Sep 2018

Evergreen has a flair for the dramatic

Evergreen has a flair for the dramatic

For a dazzling range of leaf colours and patterns, look no further than the Chinese evergreen.

Lovely scent of nature's perfume

Lovely scent of nature's perfume

Capture boronia's exquisite sweet and fruity fragrance in your garden, a pot or as cut flowers.

Sun 16 Sep 2018

Berry tempting backyard delight

Berry tempting backyard delight

Fresh blueberries are a great addition to the garden, and will even grow successfully in a pot.

Enjoy the fleeting beauty of daylilies

Enjoy the fleeting beauty of daylilies

With lily-like flowers that last just one day, it's time to make the most of these hardy, low-maintenance plants.

Sun 9 Sep 2018

Go troppo with bananas

Go troppo with bananas

Aussies eat more than five million bananas each day - here's how to grow your own.

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