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Lovely Lemons and Marvelous Mandies

What is wrong with my lemon tree? It is one of the most common questions we hear on talk back gardening. We all love to grow lemons and citrus but they often cause gardeners to become anxious as they sulk, don't fruit or get deformed leaves. Don't panic though, there...

What does my Soil colour tell me?

Envy. It's not a pretty word, and as gardener's we all know it when we see the luscious, deep chocolatey brown soil in a fellow gardener's garden. It's not because we are thinking of chocolate, although that is reason enough for envy, but because we know that dark...

Get Down and Dirty with your soil

No matter where we garden there is one thing that we all share, an obsession with dirt, or soil to be exact. For our gardens, soil is like the home, the supermarket and the pharmacy rolled into one. If the soil is improved with organic matter then chances are that the...

Get your garden ready for spring – It is all about the soil!

Spring is all about flowers, colour, vegies, and new life coming back into the garden, and while it doesn’t look like it at the moment, there is a lot going on below ground.  It is what you do now which will make all the difference to how your garden grows.  Here are...
Fungi in my Mulch

Fungi in my Mulch

Fungi in my mulch – the good, the bad and the ugly! Mushrooms and other fungi appearing in your mulch or compost can sometimes be a surprise it...

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Why Jeffries Organic Compost?

Why Jeffries Organic Compost?

One of the most important components for improving soil fertility is organic matter or organic carbon Organic matter improves soil structure as well...

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THE LAST MONTH FOR WINTER

THE LAST MONTH FOR WINTER

Get ready Spring is on its way !   SUMMER FLOWERING BULBS Summer flowering bulbs such as Lilliums, Dahlias, Gladiolus are just 3 of the many...

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Growing a medicinal garden

Growing a medicinal garden

Project 5 - Growing a medicinal garden As many of us experienced, Adelaide had a doozy of a Flu year this year and unfortunately, my family was not...

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Insect-attracting Plants

Insect-attracting Plants

Insect attracting plants Project 2 — Perennial veg and insect attracting plants (aka can not plant chilies this time of year) This last month, I...

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