A Single Garden Bed: Better Than A King-Size?

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A Single Garden Bed: Better Than A King-Size?

My childhood was vainly sheltered. My understanding of the world included; Mum & Dad sharing a double bed, sisters in pink singles and us boys in anything that could be shaped into a car, fort, tent…whatever didn’t resemble a bed. So it was a fair paradigm shift when I met my first married couple who […]

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How to Build a Gabion Fire Pit

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How to Build a Gabion Fire Pit

For the unversed in “all-things-landscaping” you may be unaware of the current trend in Gabion walls. We had seen many used as retaining walls on a trip around our great country long before we associated them with the term “Gabion” – so you may be in the same boat! If you’re still looking at this […]

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Why Gardening Is Your Destiny

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Why Gardening Is Your Destiny

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Life seems to make sense when I’m gardening!”? Of course you have. Denying it is a case in futility. Every time your fingers fondle the soil your endorphins somersault like a flea on the carcass of your pet canine and the smile zipping across the creases of your lips […]

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Eremophila nivea – Outback Silver Foliage

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Eremophila nivea - Outback Silver Foliage

A few years ago I wrote a post on 16 Silver Foliage Plants To Experiment With. It was an attempt to identify many of the great plants with silver foliage characteristics that lend themselves beautifully to landscape gardening. However, when I wrote that post I hadn’t become acquainted with Eremophila nivea (Silky Eremophila) – an […]

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Foolproof Shade Plants For Dimly Lit Areas

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Foolproof Shade Plants For Dimly Lit Areas

What’s not to like about shade plants? Those dimly lit areas of our gardens, that rarely see daylight, can often be the hardest to landscape. But you needn’t throw up your garden gloves in frustration – well not yet, anyway. While moulds, fungi and lichens grow rampantly in these much maligned garden zones there are […]

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