Sustainable Gardening


A love of gardening goes hand-in-hand with a love for nature. When it comes to nurturing and maintaining your garden we'd love to help you select options that minimise harm on the environment. If you're looking for organic garden supplies, natural pest solutions or advice on anything from composting to companion planting, worm farming to attracting beneficial insects, we're here to help. This page is dedicated to helping you make sustainable garden choices. For personalised advice please visit us instore to speak to our expert staff.


Worm farm 101

Harness the power of the humble earth worm and flip your unwanted kitchen and garden waste into nature’s own fertiliser for healthy soil and thriving plants.   Why worm farms are so good for your garden Worms are one of Mother Nature’s greatest inventions. These hardworking recyclers take organic waste and turn it into beautiful, […]

Good & bad garden bugs

Like it or not, there will always be bugs and insects in the garden. Some are good for the garden and some are not. Nobody likes the bad bugs that eat our plants, but if we eliminate them completely we lose the good bugs too. Without bugs there would be no frogs, no lizards, no […]

Water-smart gardening

When it’s hot enough to fry an egg on the pavement and bitumen is melting in the street, most garden plants are suffering. They are hanging out for a long wet drink. Most, but not all. There is a group of plants that thrive when it’s hot and dry. These are known as xerophytes and […]

Xeriscaping

If you’re a keen gardener but lack time, want to save money (or you’re just plain forgetful) you’ll love xeriscaping. We’re so confident you’ll love it, we’ve even created a beautiful xeriscaping garden plan to inspire you.   What is xeriscaping? The term xeriscaping was coined by Denver Water, Colorado’s water utility, in 1981. Combining the words “landscape” […]

What’s the buzz? Why is attracting bees to your garden important? These valuable little visitors pollinate many of your plants. In fact, over 75% of the world’s flowering plants rely on pollinators like bees to reproduce. Without bees, your garden and the world would look very bare. Bees are the world’s best pollinators because they […]

A guide to mulching

In recent years, the mulching of garden beds, soil areas and even pot plants has become an important part of garden care and maintenance. Mulch is applied to reduce weed growth, retain soil moisture, keep soil cooler on hot days and, when organic materials are used, to add nutrients to soil for better plant growth. […]

Composting is free and easy, it helps the planet, and best of all your plants will love you for it. Follow our simple seven-step guide to homemade compost success.  What is compost? Food, plants, air and soil all contain microorganisms. When these elements come together in a heap, these nifty microorganisms spread and decompose the […]

Crop Rotation

Crop rotation is a traditional gardening method used to reduce pest and disease problems without using pesticides. It also allows successive crops to benefit from the crops grown before. The basic premise is that each vegie carries its own baggage in the form of pests and diseases. They also use different amounts of nutrients to […]

Organic Insect and Disease Control

When there’s a problem in your garden you want a safe cure. Some people search for homemade remedies, but many of these are messy to make or apply and may often harm the very plant you are trying to protect.

Companion Planting

The right combination of plants will make a big impact on your garden.