Posts tagged: plants

Spring gardening tips for green thumbs

Unless you live in the tropics or the coldest parts of Tasmania and the Snowy Mountains, many of your plants take a good long...   Read More

Using water to create a striking outdoor feature

Water features can be an easy way to liven up any outdoor space, be it a small courtyard, family pool or sprawling backyard. They...   Read More

Winter gardening tips

Winter can be a difficult time for plants and lawns, especially in particularly cold and wet regions. Waterlogged lawns, pest-riddled plants and frost-bitten leaves...   Read More

Winning the war on waste

tter Soil, Better Life, Better Future – that’s the message behind International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW), which ends on Saturday.   Closing the loop...   Read More

12 composting tips

Composting is the act or process of organic substances decaying in a natural way into a rich soil. It is a practice that would...   Read More

What is your garden trying to teach you?

Flowers, plants and herbs in their myriad shapes, smells and colours lend their delicate beauty and aroma to any setting, but did you know...   Read More

15 ways to repair heat-stressed plants

On hot days, when many of us retreat indoors to keep cool and comfortable, our garden is likely suffering heat stress and sun burn...   Read More

The benefits of companion planting

Once the realm of hippy, trippy home gardeners, companion planting has gained acceptance right across the range, from backyard gardeners through to commercial agricultural...   Read More

The green revolution

There’s nothing quite like contentedly gazing over a sea of healthy, emerald grass in your backyard. Besides looking great, lawns also provide a multitude...   Read More

5 simple styling tips for indoor plants

People have been using indoor plants to beautify their homes since Cleopatra was a lass. The Chinese used penjing (bonsai) trees and other plants...   Read More