gardening

Jul 7, 2020
gardening

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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May 7, 2020
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SALIFE May 2020 issue out now!

The May 2020 issue is out now, with a trip back to the golden days of Adelaide's advertising industry, a 26-page gardening special, botanical accessories, mushroom recipes, and so much more.

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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 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 27, 2020
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In the garden: Australia’s true seasons

Having observed their environment over thousands of years, Australia’s indigenous communities have developed an intricate understanding of the seasons.

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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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Dec 5, 2019
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In the garden: Planning for Christmas perfection

There are many gardening odds and ends that we must attend to prior to Christmas entertaining. Get them out of the way now so you and the family can aim for a stress-free time ahead.

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Nov 28, 2019
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In the garden: A tree change for Christmas

As thoughts turn to Christmas decorations, lights and trees, Michael Keelan offers some tips for making sure your potted tree lasts the distance – and it doesn't have to be a traditional pine.

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Nov 14, 2019
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In the garden: Scented stunner

With a mass of white flowers and an intoxicating perfume, the mock orange is a treat for the senses in any garden.

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