With winter fading again for another year, you can now start thinking about getting your rose garden sorted. Roses have many hybrids and species – from the compact miniatures to larger varieties with bigger blooms but the real fascination with roses is their wonderful perfume.
Consider these three pointers to avoid the most common mistakes when making your next vegetable garden plantings.
The easiest plants to grow in raised-bed vegetable gardens include beans, Silverbeet, corn, cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, squash, and radishes, but you want to be sure that your family likes them first!
Bokashi is a Japanese method of composting that uses a mix of microorganisms to cover food waste while it ferments – reducing the smell of composting.
There are three basic types of herbs – herbaceous, evergreen, and annual. The type of herb will depend on how it grows, what type of plant it is, and its habits.
Wild birds are important for your garden ecology, and your garden are equally vital to the survival of our bird species in built-up areas. Urbanisation has dramatically affected the habitat for birds, and creating a rich bird vegetation in your garden creates a respite.
Attracting birds to your property is full of rewards for you, your family and your garden. By creating a safe habitat with food, places to nest and water you can attract birds that will enhance your garden and improve the ecological diversity in your backyard.
Strawberries are one of the easiest fruits to grow and what a thrill it is to be able to announce to your friends and dinner guests that you grew them yourself!
I was recently astounded to hear that the Starbucks Coffee Company creates the weight of four 747 aircraft in spent coffee grounds every year.
If you enjoy cooking like me then you’ll always want some fresh herbs on-hand to throw into your favourite dish. To cut down my grocery bills, I decided to grow my own in a small herb garden on my flat’s sunny balcony.
In some parts of Australia, February can be one of the hottest months so you really need to watch your garden like a hawk. For other areas it can start getting quite cool, so you have to keep your wits about you.
Was your resolution to do more in the garden this year? One of the best ways to see-through a resolution is to do it with other people.