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  1. Gardening 101: how much is too much? Overfertilising your plants

    Gardening 101: how much is too much? Overfertilising your plants
    Gardeners often kill plants with kindness. 'A little bit’s good, so a lot will be even better' is a sentiment that can lead to overfertilising disaster. We are often heavy-handed with fertilisers, dosing plants up too often or when they don’t need it. When to feed As a rule of thumb, most plants only need feeding once a year, and...
  2. Top 5 February tasks your garden will love you for

    Top 5 February tasks your garden will love you for
    According to the calendar, February is the last month of summer, but it can be very hot and humid and these conditions take their toll on the garden. Over the next few months the weather will cool, days will get shorter and the milder months of autumn will arrive. For now, though, there are some simple tasks you can undertake...
  3. Preparing the Vegie Plot for Spring Planting

    Preparing the Vegie Plot for Spring Planting
    If you’ve found yourself in the late winter garden dreaming of the homegrown vegie harvests ahead, this is quite literally the time to do the spadework. Vegetables grow best in well-prepared soil that provides good nourishment, retains moisture and is free of weeds and debris. Getting started The first step to preparing for spring planting is to remove weeds. Established...
  4. A guide to garden fertilisers

    A guide to garden fertilisers
    Fertilisers, also known as plant foods, come in a range of formulations including granular, slow-release and liquid. Which formulation you select depends on your garden size, storage facilities and ease of application.
  5. Bromeliads

    Bromeliads
    Bromeliads are fascinating plants that come in a variety of foliage colours including green, burgundy, gold, pink, orange and grey. Many bromeliads also produce spectacular flowers in a range of colours and forms. There are 56 genera of bromeliads with Neoregelias, Aechmeas, Billbergias, Tillandsias and the Alcantareas being some of the most popular. Originating from South America, in their natural...

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