Rockeries and Alpine Plants | A Summer Project

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Rockeries and Alpine Plants | A Summer Project

Summer is upon us, and that often means spending a lot more time enjoying your garden. It also provides more opportunities to work in it. It may be a good time to start a fun and interesting new garden design project. One that will add some stunning floral beauty to your garden. A rockery can […]

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Looking for Some Weekend FB Garden Groups?

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Looking for Some Weekend FB Garden Groups?

Unless you’re a raving extrovert – there is no judgment here – finding people who share your gardening hobby can be….awkward. Community gardens are a good option. So too are picking the brains of stallholders at weekend markets. If you’re really adventurous, participating in a local gardening busy-bee may be a credible option as well. […]

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Are Tomato Plants Poisonous?

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Are Tomato Plants Poisonous?

Attempting to answer the question, “Are Tomato Plants Poisonous?” must be considered in terms of whom, or what, they are poisonous to. For the average human being, tomato plants and their leaves are not poisonous. The leaves and stems contain solanine, a glycoalkaloid poison that naturally occur in tomato plants, potatoes and eggplant. This toxin […]

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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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