Gardening

COMPOSTING

COMPOSTING

Talking about composting on BayFM This week I have been asked if I could talk a bit about composting on my BayFM radio program. We have mentioned compost a few times. However, it seems its one of those things that people are a bit hesitant about. I can understand this...

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Compost Bins: Composting Tips for your garden

Compost Bins: Composting Tips for your garden

The Witches Cauldron - A Tale of Compost Bins and Composting Tips I think of my compost bins as being reminiscent of a witches cauldron. You put a motley assortment of ingredients in, stir it a few times and out comes a magic potion for your garden. Most things can be...

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Do You Want to Multiply Your Plants for free?

Do You Want to Multiply Your Plants for free?

Cuttings are a great way to multiply your plants for free. That rosemary plant that you love. Or the gardenia that gives such beautiful flowers. Or that Camellia bush with the red and white striped flowers that your friend has and that you covet! All these plants can...

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Are Your expectations realistic of Mother nature?

I wonder how many people have unrealistic expectations of Mother Nature? I ask this because I was talking to a gardener the other day who was complaining that none of the orchid fertilisers worked. So, I asked her which fertilisers she had tried and what had been the...

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Can you compost dog poop?

Can you compost dog poop?

Can you compost dog poop? Conventional wisdom says that you should not compost dog poop as the poop can contain pathogens that can get into the soil. And I certainly would not want to add dog poop to my compost bin, mainly because of the smell and the possibility of...

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Growing Lemongrass in Australia

Growing Lemongrass in Australia

Growing Lemongrass I was down the market the other day and saw that they had lemongrass for sale - 3 stalks for $5.00! Honestly, if you don't know how to grow lemongrass you would think at that price that Lemongrass was a precious, hard to grow herb. In reality,...

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