Gardening

  1. How to plant tomatoes: 7 common mistakes when growing tomatoes in pots

    How to plant tomatoes: 7 common mistakes when growing tomatoes in pots
    The lure of growing your own organic, sun-ripened tomatoes is what gets many of us into veggie gardening - even when our only growing space is a pot. Here are some simple tips to ensure that you avoid the common mistakes and enjoy a good crop of tasty tomatoes, even if you are restricted to growing a plant in a...
  2. Top 10 hanging and trailing indoor plants

    Top 10 hanging and trailing indoor plants
    There’s always more space for beautiful indoor plants in your home when you select trailing plants that can be suspended from the ceiling in baskets, or allowed to spill from pots placed on shelves. Here are 10 favourite trailing plants for a brightly-lit indoor space, balcony or porch.   Boston fern. Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) Boston ferns form large and...
  3. Level 2 Sydney Water Restrictions: Maintaining a green lawn

    Level 2 Sydney Water Restrictions: Maintaining a green lawn
    Is there anything better in summer than a green lawn? Kids playing outside, friends coming around for long lunches and cocktails... it's all made better when you have a green lawn to look at. And there's no reason you can't still have one, even with today's announcement that Level 2 Sydney Water Restrictions will be introduced on Tuesday, December 10...
  4. Watering your garden during Level 2 Sydney Water Restrictions

    Watering your garden during Level 2 Sydney Water Restrictions
    The NSW Government and Sydney Water have today announced that Level 2 Water Restrictions will be in effect from Tuesday, December 10. As part of the wider community, it is important that each and every one of us do our bit to conserve Sydney's supply of clean drinking water - and as keen gardeners, we at Flower Power thought we...
  5. How to treat citrus bugs and nutrient deficiencies

    How to treat citrus bugs and nutrient deficiencies
    There are lots of pests that are after your citrus trees, especially in the warmer months of the year. Here’s what to look for and what to do if you find one or more of these common pests. In addition to pest problems, citrus can also suffer from nutrient deficiencies that appear as yellowing leaves, so there are some tips...
  6. Top drought-resistant plants

    Top drought-resistant plants
    Long dry conditions, water restrictions and the high cost of water are all here to stay. It's not all bad news, though. Low-level water restrictions shouldn’t restrict gardening, as they actually reflect best practice when it comes to watering. The cool of the early morning, or overnight when evaporation is low as mandated by water restrictions, are the best times...
  7. Our top 10 vegetables to plant in spring!

    Our top 10 vegetables to plant in spring!
    If you’ve found yourself standing in front of your veggie garden in the warm spring sunlight desperate to plant something edible, but not sure what, this post is for you. Here are my favourite vegetables to plant in spring – these are the ones I grow every year and enjoy eating. If you start with seedlings, you could be harvesting...
  8. Choose your own gardening adventure this long weekend!

    Choose your own gardening adventure this long weekend!
    The long weekend is ideal for getting things done around the house and garden - that extra day seems to do us a world of good. But when you've got a lot to do, where do you start? We've broken it down into easy chunks - so whether you have five minutes or a whole three-day weekend to spare, you...
  9. Gardening 101: Top indoor plants for the new #plantparent

    Gardening 101: Top indoor plants for the new #plantparent
    Indoor plants are trendy. They are the must-have house ornament of 2019, with hashtags, groups and communities around plant parenthood setting social media ablaze. But, unlike industrial lights, leaf-motif wallpaper and anything copper, plants are a decorative item that you can’t buy, set and forget. They are living organisms that demand your care and attention – much like a pet...
  10. Getting kids excited about eating veggies

    Getting kids excited about eating veggies
    It's a well-known fact that kids can be fussy eaters, especially when it comes to vegies. In fact, according to Healthy Kids NSW website - an initiative of the NSW Ministry of Health, NSW Department of Education, Office of Sport and the Heart Foundation - a whopping 56% of primary school students and 80% of secondary school students are not consuming...

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