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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...
Diary of a Brown-Thumb

Diary of a Brown-Thumb

Diary of a brown-thumb What's a brown-thumb?  We've all heard of a green-thumb - that person who has the ability to just get the green stuff 'right'...

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What is healthy soil?

What is healthy soil?

How does your soil health stack up? Soil health refers to the physical, mineral and biological condition of the soil and its potential to sustain...

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Home grown tomato secrets

Home grown tomato secrets

Home grown Tomato secrets 1. Choose a bright and airy spot Plant tomatoes - leaving room between plants for air to circulate - where they will get...

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Grow a vertical garden

Grow a vertical garden

I want to grow a vertical garden Vertical gardens are just the ticket for gardeners who are short on space, and they’re great for brightening a bare...

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Control my thirsty garden

Control my thirsty garden

I need to control my thirsty garden Most plants give plenty of warning signs of water deficiency before seriously wilting. Leaves and stems become...

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Grow a native garden

Grow a native garden

I want to grow a native garden Growing a native garden makes a lot of sense for a lot of reasons Firstly, many people like the look of native plants...

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Roll out turf

Roll out turf

I want to roll out my turf and give it the best chance It is easy being green lawn in your garden Step 1. Put out a layer of Jeffries Special Soil...

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Raise seeds & Plants

Raise seeds & Plants

I want to raise seeds and pot plants Not all soils are created equal — and if you are raising seeds and potting plants, you need a suitable growing...

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Make over my garden

Make over my garden

I want to make over my garden Need a general spruce up for Christmas or getting ready to sell your home? Fancying up the garden can be as easy as...

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Grow the best veggies

Grow the best veggies

Preparing your soil for the growing season of fruit and veg is the best investment you can make in your home vegetable garden.

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