As the temperature rises and the sun beats down, gardeners face the challenge of maintaining...
Maintaining a beautiful garden is a rewarding experience, but it often requires time and effort....
When it comes to selecting plants for your garden, understanding the difference between annual and...
Having your plants in pots allows you to move your plants around and have them...
Aphids, those tiny sap-sucking insects, can wreak havoc on some of your favourite garden plants....
Petunias are popular flowering plants known for their vibrant colors and abundant blooms. They belong...
Have you ever had trouble harvesting a great crop of corn? Healthy plants, but poor...
Growing yuccas is incredibly easy to do. They require very little maintenance and are being...
All plants have their own specific needs. What these needs are vary from one plant...
Did use to have successful harvests but now have difficulty getting even a fraction of...

Fruit, Vegies & Herbs

Avocados, with their creamy texture and rich flavour, have gained popularity in recent years. If...
Asparagus is a spring delicacy, holds a special place in the hearts of gardeners and...
Turmeric is native to South East Asia and is usually recognizable as a bright yellow/orange...
Have you ever had trouble harvesting a great crop of corn? Healthy plants, but poor...
Ripening tomatoes late in the season will often help you harvest significantly more tomatoes than...
Did use to have successful harvests but now have difficulty getting even a fraction of...
Nitrogen in the form of nitrates is critical for healthy plant growth. Therefore it is...
The Aloe Vera plant grows in practically every garden or pot. But do we utilise...
Snow Peas, also known as mangetout, are a fantastic crop to grow. Kids love them...
Kale is a very hardy plant to grow in the vegetable patch and is a...

Chickens in the Garden

The popularity of keeping backyard chickens has increased significantly in recent years – whether it...
Sometimes it feels like facebook has been reading my mind; when the time was right,...
In South-east Queensland, we have recently had an unprecedented amount of rain. This rain has...
When our lifestyle “tweaking” began, we decided to get some chickens. The idea was based...
No matter how much we love our chickens, there are some undeniable facts that we...

Pots and Small Spaces

As the temperature rises and the sun beats down, gardeners face the challenge of maintaining...
When it comes to selecting plants for your garden, understanding the difference between annual and...
Having your plants in pots allows you to move your plants around and have them...
Petunias are popular flowering plants known for their vibrant colors and abundant blooms. They belong...
Growing yuccas is incredibly easy to do. They require very little maintenance and are being...
All plants have their own specific needs. What these needs are vary from one plant...
The Aloe Vera plant grows in practically every garden or pot. But do we utilise...
With the cooler months in the northern hemisphere approaching, our planting habits change – they...
​Growing plants in pots can provide a gardener with many positives that are not available...

Problems, Pests and Diseases

As the temperature rises and the sun beats down, gardeners face the challenge of maintaining...
Nutgrass is also known in various parts of the world as sedge grass. But no...
Maintaining a beautiful garden is a rewarding experience, but it often requires time and effort....
Insecticidal soap is an effective and environmentally friendly way to control pests on plants without...
Aphids, those tiny sap-sucking insects, can wreak havoc on some of your favourite garden plants....
Did use to have successful harvests but now have difficulty getting even a fraction of...
There are hundreds of different scale species, but one thing that they all have in...
Mealybugs get their name from the white, powdery wax material which is seen covering the...
Hydrangeas are a beautiful plant, native to temperate areas of Asia and the Americas, but...

Tips, Tools and Techniques

As the temperature rises and the sun beats down, gardeners face the challenge of maintaining...
Creating a garden bed in which you can reliably grow healthy plants for years to...
Having a productive and sustainable vegetable garden starts with understanding the soil within which you...
Good soil drainage is very important to successful gardening. Without good drainage, excess water is...
A question that I have commonly been asked and have had to address in my...
Having the right tools can make a world of difference to your gardening experience. Whether...
Having your plants in pots allows you to move your plants around and have them...
Insecticidal soap is an effective and environmentally friendly way to control pests on plants without...
Aphids, those tiny sap-sucking insects, can wreak havoc on some of your favourite garden plants....
Petunias are popular flowering plants known for their vibrant colors and abundant blooms. They belong...

Soil, Mulch and Compost

Creating a garden bed in which you can reliably grow healthy plants for years to...
Having a productive and sustainable vegetable garden starts with understanding the soil within which you...
Good soil drainage is very important to successful gardening. Without good drainage, excess water is...
A question that I have commonly been asked and have had to address in my...
Soil is the material that forms the foundation of all gardens. It plays a crucial...
All plants have their own specific needs. What these needs are vary from one plant...
Nitrogen in the form of nitrates is critical for healthy plant growth. Therefore it is...
Wood ash is a wonderful resource in the vegetable garden and everyone who has easy...