Gardening

Sun 4 Nov 2018

Do things the old-fashioned way with easy-care flowers

Do things the old-fashioned way with easy-care flowers

The cool tones of hydrangea blooms can bring a classic look to your summer garden.

Sun 28 Oct 2018

Fairies at bottom of garden an eye-catching addition

Fairies at bottom of garden an eye-catching addition

Introduce Australian native cottage charm with Fairy Bells, which come in a range of pretty colours.

The spring blooms of wisteria will win you over

The spring blooms of wisteria will win you over

Kept under control, wisteria is one of the most beautiful of all the climbing plants.

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Aussies flock to smell super rare death flower

Aussies flock to smell super rare death flower

A RARE and foul smelling flower has bloomed in Adelaide, and Aussies are flocking to smell the “corpse flower” before it dies.

Thu 25 Oct 2018

Plant pong pulls in the punters

premium_icon Plant pong pulls in the punters

VISITORS are rushing to the Cairns Botanic Gardens to get a whiff of an infamous flower which emits a repugnant smell similar to rotting flesh.

Mon 22 Oct 2018

How to get kids out in the garden

How to get kids out in the garden

MANY little hands make for fun work in the garden and the skills they learn will stay with them. Here are some tips for getting your kids out in the garden.

Sun 21 Oct 2018

Use your palms to give your garden a lift

Use your palms to give your garden a lift

Give your garden a tropical look by choosing from the wide variety of palms.

Fabulous foliage secret to year-round beauty

Fabulous foliage secret to year-round beauty

Take a leaf out of this plant's book if you want more than just flowers to colour your world.

Sun 14 Oct 2018

Mini version just as good as bigger fruit

Mini version just as good as bigger fruit

Smaller in size but packed full of vitamins and antioxidants, try your hand at growing kiwi berries.

Flower show that goes on and on

Flower show that goes on and on

Establish vireyas in a good position and be rewarded with a spectacular display for years to come.

Tue 9 Oct 2018

Aussie push for Roundup weed killer review

premium_icon Aussie push for Roundup weed killer review

Cancer Council Australia has called for an independent review into the world’s most popular weedkiller — Roundup — after a US man won a $409m payout.

Mon 8 Oct 2018

International award to boost 'rose tourism' in Toowoomba

premium_icon International award to boost 'rose tourism' in Toowoomba

ROSE lovers from across the world could come to Toowoomba to see the city’s internationally-acclaimed rose garden in the future.

Sun 7 Oct 2018

Growing your own galangal

Growing your own galangal

A patient approach will reward you with galangal to spice up Asian dishes.

What's in a name? Label confusion persists

What's in a name? Label confusion persists

A mandevilla may have been called a dipladenia before, but either way, it can really lift your garden.

Fri 5 Oct 2018

Strange life forms: 'It's another world down there'

Strange life forms: 'It's another world down there'

AS PHOTOGRAPHER Steve Axford planted trees on his Northern Rivers property, he discovered something amazing.

Thu 4 Oct 2018

MYSTERY: Plants stolen from couple's dream block of land

premium_icon MYSTERY: Plants stolen from couple's dream block of land

"THE principle of this act is very distressing when our attempts to contribute to the landscape... have been so blatantly abused".

Sun 30 Sep 2018

Flowers that will aid your screening process

Flowers that will aid your screening process

Need to block out the neighbours or hide a hideous fence? These plants are up to the task.

Last segments of the mandarin season

Last segments of the mandarin season

One of the last varieties to bear fruit at the end of the season, honey murcott mandarins are juicy and sweet.

Sat 29 Sep 2018

GALLERY: Orchids blossoming bright this weekend

GALLERY: Orchids blossoming bright this weekend

FOR the local hosts of the 35th anniversary of the annual Hervey Bay Spring Orchid and Garden Spectacular, "it's all for the love of orchids”.

Fri 28 Sep 2018

Smell, but don't touch: Council's warning to rose pluckers

Smell, but don't touch: Council's warning to rose pluckers

Plucking a rose from the Elizabeth Park Rose Garden will end up being a very expensive mistake for unwary residents

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