Gardens

Aug 6, 2020
At home

In the garden: The Great Indoors

Whether you have a bright, sunny windowsill or a dark, dull corner to decorate, indoor plants in all their variety can enliven any part of the home – and cheer you up in the process.

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Jul 30, 2020
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Give gardening a go!

Gardening is good for us in so many ways, and now more than ever is the perfect time to get your hands dirty.

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Jul 23, 2020
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In the garden: Darling Daphne

The scent of a flower can transport you back to distant memories. For Michael Keelan, that flower is daphne.

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Jul 7, 2020
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Do you have problems with plants?

Don't be a dahlia in distress, gardening guru Michael Keelan is here to help with the solutions to all your horticultural horrors.

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Jun 24, 2020
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Camellias: By the light of the moon

Of all garden shrubs, the camellia’s foliage must be one of the most attractive – beautiful by day, and even on a moonlit night.

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Jun 11, 2020
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Gardening for good health

Each Saturday morning, a group of inner-city gardeners tends to an ecosystem that is cultivating more than just fruit and veggies.

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Jun 3, 2020
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In the garden: Winter wonderland

When many other plants are lying dormant in the cooler months, native shrubs can provide a welcome burst of colour for the garden.

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May 28, 2020
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In the garden: Grow some mustard greens

Mustard greens add a pungent, mustardy taste to salads that complements other cooler flavours, and they are an extremely quick and easy crop to grow.

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Mar 27, 2020
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In the garden: Plant some perennials

Autumn's warm, blue-sky days are just perfect for getting out into the garden, so why not plant some perennials that will reward you year after year.

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Mar 20, 2020
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Changeover time in the veggie patch

After the joys of fresh garden salads all summer, the veggie patch can look a little dispiriting in autumn – but never fear, there’s plenty to plant.

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Mar 19, 2020
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In the garden: Harmful houseplants

Indoor plants make us feel good and they help to keep the air in our homes healthy, however there is a warning for parents of young children.

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Mar 12, 2020
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Indoor plants: Nature’s air purifiers

Decorating with indoor plants has both aesthetic and environmental benefits, but how do you know which plant will work best in which area of your home?

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Mar 5, 2020
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In the garden: Fabulous fuchsias

A little extra care goes a long way when growing fuchsias, which have mesmerised gardeners since the first plant was brought to Australian shores.

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Feb 13, 2020
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In the garden: Bountiful beetroot

Whether we loved it or loathed it, for many of us our first experience of beetroot was from a can, but this entirely edible vegetable is now embraced by gardeners, home cooks and restaurant chefs alike.

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Jan 30, 2020
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In the garden: Surviving the summer

Summer may be a relaxing time for us, but heat and sun cause stress to our gardens. Take a few simple actions to get them through the hot, dry days ahead.

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Jan 23, 2020
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In the garden: The 
return of the Gerbera

A brightly-coloured old-fashioned perennial, gerberas have made a comeback in our gardens and, much to the delight of florists who revere its long-lived blooms, as a cut flower.

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