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Jul 19, 2024
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The garden girl

Connecting a child’s natural curiosity to the joy and wonder of gardening has been a passion for environmental educator and author, Rebecca Mumford. Across Adelaide, it’s always a welcome sight whenever this “Garden Girl” – dressed in her trademark uniform – walks through the gates of a childcare centre, kindergarten or primary school.

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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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Sep 8, 2023
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lavender South Australia

Purple reign

Giving your garden a Mediterranean feel with one of our best known and most-loved plants has never been easier … or prettier.

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Sep 1, 2023
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The new and versatile world of camellias

The veritable queen of winter flowers, the camellia is adored by both professional and home gardeners. Here is the definitive camellia guide, with the new varieties to try, the ultimate show-stoppers to add to your camellia collection and all your questions answered.

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Aug 25, 2023
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The power of herbs Sue Lohmeyer

The power of herbs

Easy to grow and worthy of space in any garden, herbs have helped shape our culinary and wellness paths over millennia.

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Aug 4, 2023
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The natural beauty of people power

Next time you’re heading “off the beaten track”, consider Wellington, where you’ll find something very special that makes visitors and locals alike stop and spend time marvelling at nature.

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Jul 28, 2023
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Book Worms

Get some outdoor inspiration for when the weather starts to warm with these gardening books from Imprints Booksellers.

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Jul 21, 2023
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Labour of love

This stunning Adelaide Hills garden embodies one man’s dedicated effort to see his late wife’s grand dream through to its spectacular completion.

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Jul 7, 2023
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Our hallowed turf

Adelaide Oval’s grass: that divine oval-shaped patch of green carpet that has witnessed myriad triumphs and heartaches over its lifetime. It could also well lay claim to be the best lawn you’ll find anywhere in South Australia. Kim Syrus headed out to uncover the secrets to its success.

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Jun 30, 2023
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Living works of art

Topiary might have been used in gardens for thousands of years since the days of the Roman Emperor Augustus, but these living sculptures remain as contemporary as ever.

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Jun 23, 2023
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Follow the sunlight

Indoor plants have long enjoyed a renaissance, whereby they now sit as a necessary component of our modern-day living spaces. Here are the expert tips to keep your indoor plants flowering in the colder months.

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Jun 16, 2023
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Life’s a peach

Quandongs, with their hardiness, tart and tangy fruit and clusters of cream flowers, could well be the plant your garden has been missing.

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Jun 9, 2023
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Welcome to the wonderful world of worms

There’s no better garden feeling than turning over some soil and finding it filled with a mass of wriggling worms – it’s the sign of a healthy yard!

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Jun 2, 2023
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Bloomin’ gorgeous

It’s no surprise, given our changing climate, that Australian natives are becoming increasingly popular in our gardens. If you’re looking for natives to have maximum impact in your patch, here are the varieties you need to plant now to achieve big colour results down the track.

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May 26, 2023
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A slice of paradise

Tucked away in the grounds of the aptly named Paradise Primary School is a special green space that is providing a wonderfully rich connection between nature, the students and a dedicated group of residents from the adjacent retirement village.

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May 24, 2023
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SALIFE Gardens & Outdoor Living Winter 2023 is out now!

The winter 2023 issue of SALIFE Gardens and Outdoor Living is filled with tips on how to keep your garden growing through the wintry conditions, as well as must-read advice on growing citrus, why camellias remain the queen of the winter flowers, how lavender keeps its purple reign and we take you inside the Adelaide Botanic Garden and discover the must-find native trees.

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May 19, 2023
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The fabulous five

A garden shouldn’t just be a visual feast; a thing to simply look at. A good garden will provide different characteristics that deliver a sensory experience for children and adults alike.

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May 12, 2023
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After the bloom has gone

Roses produce a kaleidoscope of colours and bouquets of alluring perfume, along with an amazing range of forms and styles, so it’s little wonder they also provide us with something we can sink our teeth into.

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May 5, 2023
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World of whimsy

A blossoming romance allowed this fourth-generation farm to bloom into a garden filled with colour and life.

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Apr 28, 2023
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Time to grow up

If you’re looking to create vertical visual interest in your indoor oasis, then totem poles could prove the ideal solution for giving your plants the chance to grow to lofty heights.

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Apr 21, 2023
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A patch of pumpkins

If you like to grow plants that seemingly have little boundaries, are adventurous and have you picking fruit in the most unusual places, then pumpkins should most definitely be on your list.

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Apr 13, 2023
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How does your garden grow?

The owners of some of our state’s most beautiful private gardens have given SALIFE a special tour of their spaces ahead of this month’s SA Landscape Festival where the public can visit the gardens and meet the designers and landscapers who created them.

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Apr 6, 2023
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The power of plants

How often have you been told to “stop and smell the roses”? Well, as it happens, it’s very good advice for our physical and emotional wellbeing.

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Mar 31, 2023
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How’s the serenity?

The benefits of water gardens go far beyond their beauty; they add a cooling, fresh focus to any garden, which is why they’ve been so popular through the ages.

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