Why Garlic Is A Gardeners Best Friend

Garlic is one of those plants whose use in Australia has increased dramatically over the last twenty years.  Garlic – which belongs to the onion family is added as a seasoning for many foods across so many cultures. There is some debate about the origins of Garlic, but most agree that the general region is…

What type of Garden is Right for Me?

If you’re uncertain about the type of garden that would be right for your situation, then know you’re not alone. There are many different types of gardens and gardening.  It’s not just as simple as choosing the tranquil pleasures of a flower garden, or the utility of a vegetable garden – there are many factors…

How to Replant Your Roses

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.

Best Varieties for a Raised-Bed Vegetable Garden

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!

The Three Types of Garden Herbs

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.

How to Care for Garden Birds

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.

How to Attract Birds into Your Garden

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.

How to Grow Your Own Strawberries

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!

How to Grow Fresh Herbs

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.

What to do in the Garden this February

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.