Gardening

The How-to of Growing Potatoes

The How-to of Growing Potatoes

Growing potatoes Growing potatoes in the Redlands can be tricky, as potatoes are a cool climate crop. This means they grow well in Australia's the southern states, but don't like our coastal humidity! In southern states potatoes are a summer crop because they are...

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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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Good Bugs in your garden #1

Good Bugs in your garden #1

Following on from my interview at BayFM, I wanted to write a few posts on Good Bugs. So what do I mean by Good Bugs? Good bugs are those insects that prey upon bad bugs in your garden. Bad bugs include caterpillars, scale, aphids and mealybugs. There are plenty of...

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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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