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May 17, 2024
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Bring back the birds

Apart from their beauty, birds are a sentinel indicator of a visible and viable ecosystem. Here are some expert tips for bringing more chirp to your garden.

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May 24, 2024
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All about ferns

Ferns are an ancient member of the plant world. Older than the dinosaurs, they were thriving on earth two hundred million years before flowering plants evolved. They have survived ice ages and the ravages of time. And they could survive your backyard, too.

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May 10, 2024
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Green screen

Vertical gardens, hedges and other green screening can boost the liveability of your outdoor spaces by creating a more secluded and tranquil space to enjoy.

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May 3, 2024
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The rose whisperer: Walter Duncan

From the moment he began pruning roses at the age of 15, Walter Duncan was set on a course to become one of the country’s most-respected historic rose authorities, and to this day continues to work on his magnificent Clare Valley garden that is just as remarkable as his life story.

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Apr 26, 2024
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Head in the clouds

Looking at your garden and deciding it needs a complete overhaul? Maybe, it’s simpler to look at the established plants and trees and give them a new life and purpose through creative pruning.

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Apr 19, 2024
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Grow your own hibiscus

From vibrant rubies and lemon yellows to bright oranges and stunning pinks, the hypnotic hibiscus will transform any garden into a tropical oasis. Here are the top tips for growing your own.

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Apr 12, 2024
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Culture club

The principles of permaculture can be adopted from the farmyard to the suburban backyard, creating spaces that have less impact on the planet.

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Apr 5, 2024
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Making the most of the coast

In the alkaline soils of the Limestone Coast, South East communities have learnt valuable lessons about curating successful beachside gardens.

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Mar 28, 2024
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The succulent solution

Succulents are a favourite for many home gardeners, but there are a few tricks and tips to selection and placement of succulents to create a truly wow-factor garden.

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Mar 22, 2024
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Little gardeners

Some simple outdoor activities will ensure your little ones can reap the physical, mental and emotional benefits of gardening.

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Mar 15, 2024
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Cottage to the core

There is no luck involved with maintaining a European-inspired garden in Australia – it is Deb Worthley’s hard work and sustainable lifestyle that allow this Leabrook garden to flourish.

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Mar 8, 2024
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The cottage in the hills

Having garnered tens of thousands of social media followers who have connected with his hands-on transformation of a run-down Adelaide Hills property that was once the home of a horticultural pioneer, Brenton Roberts might just be South Australia’s most famous home gardener.

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Mar 7, 2024
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SALIFE Gardens & Outdoor Living autumn out now!

SALIFE Gardens & Outdoor Living magazine's autumn 2024 issue is packed with ideas and tips on how you can fill your garden with flowers. From roses to dahlias, banksia to acacia, this is a magazine that will feed your flowery imagination.

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Mar 1, 2024
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A sea of blooms

Stumbling upon this property in the Adelaide Hills, Tracey and John Koumi might have purchased the 60-acre farm on a whim, but have purposefully cared for this incredible garden coated in more than 300,000 agapanthus.

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Feb 23, 2024
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Battle for the bush

Prolific plant author Neville Bonney might be aged in his 80s, but his passion for educating people about the importance of seeds and native plants shows no signs of slowing down.

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Feb 16, 2024
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The flower factory

Studies have consistently shown that spending time amongst flowers promotes feelings of wellbeing and reduced stress. So, is there a better way to start a day than being surrounded by flowers in their tens of thousands? A recent tour through Tony’s Flowers in Mile End South, answers that question – “if there is, then it must be totally amazing!”.

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Feb 9, 2024
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Crowning glory

Asparagus celebrates seasonality so well. Its relatively short harvest window is eagerly awaited by home gardeners keen to enjoy a taste sensation like few other vegetables.

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Feb 2, 2024
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A taste of Italy

To plant, grow and cook with herbs is to partake in a cultural tradition that is as old as Rome. But as the saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day.

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Jan 25, 2024
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The wide world of terrariums

Following an all-consuming passion for everything to do with terrariums, Helen Piercy has turned a backyard passion into a bricks and mortar business with the help of family, friends, and Renew Adelaide’s social and economic revival plan for the CBD.

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Jan 19, 2024
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Space to grow

Local landscape and garden design professionals share expert tips on bringing your dream garden to life.

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Jan 12, 2024
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Master Landscapers South Australia Sphere

Gardens of wonder and awe

Creating the idyllic outdoor space is all about well-considered and clever design. We speak to four designers of Master Landscapers South Australia award-winning gardens to find out what constitutes a luxury garden, each designer selecting their own creations that showcase their luxe credentials.

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Dec 15, 2023
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From the ashes

When Maureen and Chris Highet finally took to gardening, it surprisingly became an instant love. However, when their property was hit by the Cudlee Creek fires in 2019, it was the kindness of strangers that kept them going.

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Dec 8, 2023
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Rome wasn’t built in a day

An Adelaide Hills gardener has overcome loss through a renewed mission to transform a desolate Adelaide Hills dustbowl into a spectacular garden oasis fit for a Roman emperor.

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Dec 1, 2023
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Gardening on a shoestring

As we all look for clever ways to reduce our spending, it turns out that gardening is a perfect pastime for those looking to save some dollars.

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Nov 24, 2023
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What a load of rubbish

In a corner pocket of Tenison Woods College, a teacher and his students are creating positive change … along with an almighty smell.

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Nov 23, 2023
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SALIFE Gardens & Outdoor Living Summer 2023 out now!

SALIFE's summer 2023 Gardens and Outdoor Living magazine has hit the shelves, filled with inspiration to make your summer gardening months useful and fun. From tips for making your patch as water-friendly as possible, to expert advice on how to successfully screen off your neighbours, to inspiration for decorating your outdoor table this festive season, this issue is as hot as the summer months ahead.

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Nov 17, 2023
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Simply red

There’s no doubting that red is a timeless colour that exudes a feeling of love, strength and power. Now, it’s time to put red to good use in your garden.

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Nov 10, 2023
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Make the most of summer’s bounty

Edible gardens across the state are in abundance at the moment, so take these tips to prolong the bounty and enjoy your produce well into autumn.

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Oct 6, 2023
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Higher art

Gardens are a source of beauty and inspiration for many people. The enjoyment of outdoor spaces can be enhanced with the addition of unique and personal touches and a popular way to inject personality and character into your space is incorporating garden art.

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Sep 21, 2023
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Port Pirie Indigenous Garden

Pride of place

Students from a Port Pirie school have transformed an inhospitable piece of land into a special Indigenous garden and it will be open to the public this Saturday.

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Sep 15, 2023
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Six Australian trees to get you thinking

Every time you walk around the Adelaide Botanic Garden, you are surrounded by myriad plants from all corners of the globe. The “Living Collections” represent 128 different countries and many of these living plants are trees, which stand gracefully above you.

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