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  1. Gardening 101: Indoor plant pests

    Gardening 101: Indoor plant pests
    Many new gardeners are amazed to discover that pests can seek out and attack plants growing indoors, or even out on a balcony of a high-rise building. One way or another, pests find plants - even when they are inside and away from the natural environment. They may already have been present when you purchased the plant, or hitched a...
  2. Pesticides 101

    Pesticides 101
    When it looks like there’s something amiss with a garden or indoor plant, most gardeners reach for a cure in the form of a plant spray. But there are lots organisms that affect plant health so there is no one solution fits all. To be able to select the right type chemical to apply to cure a plant’s ailments, it...
  3. Rhubarb

    Rhubarb
    A little bit about Rhubarb Rhubarb brings out the baker in all of us inspiring the most delicious crumbles, jams and pies. Thanks to it's impressive foliage and thick, red stalks it also looks great in the garden! It's one of the few perennial vegetables so use these growing tips to enjoy home grown deserts for three or four years.   Botanical name: Rheum rhabarbarum Potential...
  4. Land Cress

    Land Cress
    If you're tired of hungry little caterpillars eating through your brassica plants faster than you can harvest them you'll love Land Cress! The University of Queensland has found Barbarea (Land Cress) to be a great companion herb to help control Cabbage Moth Caterpillars. Cabbage Moths find Landcress more attractive than cabbage or any other brassica plants and choose to lay their...
  5. Spring pests

    Spring pests
    Imagine your garden as a giant smorgasbord. That’s how garden pests view it and, guess what, they are planning to come to your place for dinner to feast on new spring growth!
  6. Fruit Fly Control

    Fruit Fly Control
    Fruit flies are a very real menace in the garden, attacking apricot, peach, nectarine, raspberry and mandarins, as well as our favourite salad vegetable, the tomato.
  7. Companion Planting

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

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