1. 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...
  2. Pruning guide

    Pruning guide
    For many gardeners the thought of pruning a plant causes stress and doubt. When is the right time to prune? How much should I prune? What do I prune? These are all the questions that jostle for answers as you look at a plant, secateurs in hand. The first rule of pruning is don’t panic! The second rule is understand...
  3. 7 tools every gardener needs

    7 tools every gardener needs
    Whether you’re new to the gardening game or an old hand, here are seven gardening tools no green thumb can live without. For the balcony gardeners among us, a pair of secateurs, a hand fork and a trowel will do just fine.     1. Secateurs Secateurs. Clippers. Pruning shears. Whatever you like to call them, this is a tool no gardener can...
  4. Azaleas

    I had always thought of azaleas as small plants until one day I visited an old Sydney garden and found myself walking through a tunnel of shrubs. Wondering what they were, I looked up and discovered azalea flowers above my head. These plants, which were decades old and had never been pruned except to create space to walk, had grown...
  5. Bougainvillea

    Botanical name: Bougainvillea Common names: Bougainvillea A little bit about Bougainvillea Bougainvillea are scrambling shrubs that can become vigorous climbers. They're known for their intensely coloured flowers which are actually a modified coloured leaf called a bract. A ring of bracts surrounds the tiny white tubular flowers clustering in the centre. While originally from South America you will come across Bougainvillea in Southern Europe (hello...
  6. Winter Rose Pruning Tips and Tricks

    Winter Rose Pruning Tips and Tricks
    Winter pruning is done to encourage new growth and good flowering through spring and summer.
  7. Pruning Tools

    Pruning Tools
    Having the right tool for the job will make the pruning process as easy as possible for both you and your plant.

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