Gardening

Sun 22 Jul 2018

Mandys are oh so handy

Mandys are oh so handy

The mid-winter ripening emperor mandarins are great to pop in a lunchbox or to have as an on-the-go healthy snack.

Thu 19 Jul 2018

Growing demand for organic food prompts family project

Growing demand for organic food prompts family project

HE SWORE he'd never be a farmer, but now this man is leading a foodie movment from small beginnings to bring something Warwick's never had.

Sun 15 Jul 2018

This fruit is a garden star

This fruit is a garden star

Carambola, or star fruit, trees need a warm spot with rich moist well-drained soil

This colourful star brightens any winter garden

This colourful star brightens any winter garden

The crown of thorns, a succulent from Madagascar, flowers profusely for most of the year.

Wed 11 Jul 2018

Expert tips for growing roses

Expert tips for growing roses

THEY can be tricky to grow, but the romance of the rose and its perfume keeps growers coming back. Now is the perfect time of year to pop one in your garden.

Sun 8 Jul 2018

This old chestnut has magic of beanstalk

This old chestnut has magic of beanstalk

Moreton Bay chestnut, sometimes known as Jack's beanstalk tree, creates a fantastic miniature forest effect.

For the love of lavender

For the love of lavender

There are many varieties of this useful and oh-so-pretty plant that will withstand our climate.

Sun 1 Jul 2018

Barking up the right tree

Barking up the right tree

This week, the most exciting plant to arrive in the nursery is the Sri Lankan cinnamon tree, Cinnamomum verum.

Fabulous figs a hardy choice for your garden

Fabulous figs a hardy choice for your garden

Figs are a delicious sweet fruit to grow at home, with fruit maturing during late summer and autumn.

Sun 24 Jun 2018

Eureka! It's a bountiful tree

Eureka! It's a bountiful tree

Although winter is their peak fruiting season, in warm areas eureka lemons can produce fruit almost year-round.

Thu 21 Jun 2018

Green thumbs, it's time to get your gardens ready

Green thumbs, it's time to get your gardens ready

IT's time to start planting for the Spring Garden Competition.

Wed 20 Jun 2018

Groundcovers save time and effort

Groundcovers save time and effort

Plants and mulch will help the garden eliminate weeds ... and if not, there is always the kettle.

Sun 17 Jun 2018

Give a fig for indoor splendour

Give a fig for indoor splendour

These hardy indoor plants will thrive for many years with little attention - just don't plant them out

Flower that keeps on giving

Flower that keeps on giving

Beautiful potted cyclamens become available in the cooler months and many lucky Mums would have received one for Mother's Day.

Mon 11 Jun 2018

How to grow vegies at home

How to grow vegies at home

THIS is the time to grow cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce and silverbeet, and the experts say it’s easy if you know how. Here’s all you need to know about growing...

Sun 10 Jun 2018

Everything can come up roses

Everything can come up roses

A humid climate is not ideal but there are tricks to growing roses in your garden.

Get on your nerve garden

Get on your nerve garden

Nerve plants are popular indoor plants with vividly colourful foliage.

Mon 4 Jun 2018

Earl Grey, anyone?

Earl Grey, anyone?

Make your own wonderfully fragrant Earl Grey tea using the intensely flavoured dried rinds of bergamot oranges

Sun 3 Jun 2018

Be a blue tongue wizard

Be a blue tongue wizard

The name comes from its edible, sweet, purplish-black fruit that turns your mouth blue.

Build spring gardens in winter

Build spring gardens in winter

Winter is actually the best time of year to plant trees and shrubs and establish new gardens.

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