Category: Gardening guides

Dragon Tree is one of the best garden feature Trees in Australia

Four Awesome Garden Feature Trees That Will Add WOW Factor to Your Garden!

Sometimes, all it takes is one special plant to take your garden from ordinary to extraordinary. This is where garden feature trees comes along. But how do you know which plant to choose? 

Here are four suggestions for stunning specimen trees that will instantly draw the eye, and that visitors to your garden will not be able to resist commenting on!

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Different kinds of bananas

How To Grow Bananas At Home | Best 4 Care Tips

So are you wondering how to grow bananas at home but aren’t sure of what to do?

Good for you- growing a banana tree is the simplest thing to do. That is because, unlike other trees, it does not demand excessive attention. 

In fact, if you pour it with so much attention, it may not like it at all. All it needs is a balance of positive factors.

How to Take Care of a Banana Tree

So even if caring for a banana tree is fairly easy, it does not mean to say that you don’t take heed of important things. 

You’re in luck because we will exactly talk about how to take care of a banana tree here. 

Read this entire thing to be able to maintain your banana tree today…

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Red and Green Kangaroo Paw Plant

Pruning Kangaroo Paws

Kangaroo Paws, or plants of the genus Anigozanthos, are an absolute delight to grow in your garden. Their long flower stems burst into colour during Spring and Summer, and their strappy leaves fill in an area really well.

But to get the absolute best from them they must be cared for and pruned, and we’re here to help you learn how. Read more

Summertime veggies for your garden

Gardening is a summertime activity, right? The most fitting weather, the best climate you could imagine. Seriously, growing veggies in summer is definitely a good choice.

Plus, by the time autumn rolls around, when the time for gathering the harvest comes, you could be looking at a pretty good haul!
Sound good? Then read on to find out more about which veggies you should choose and how we should grow them this summer.

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Bioswales: The Natural Alternative

Note from Clint. Dom is an old work mate of mine, and is one of the most knowledgeable people I’ve met when it comes to urban greening and bushland rehabilitation. He’s got more qualifications than you can poke a stick at, and has even been published in peer reviewed literature (which you can read here). So when he offered to write up a piece on urban greening around the home, I jumped at the chance to get his views. Read on as he shares a great little urban greening project he ran at his home in Melbourne. 

By Dominic Bowd.
Urban environments are characterised by hard surfaces – concrete, bitumen, steel and glass. Hard surfaces are often resource intensive to construct, increase surface run-off into creeks, rivers, and the ocean, and contribute to localised warming, known as the urban heat island effect. In recent years, many local councils have been investing in infrastructure designed to reduce hard surfaces. This includes green walls, green roofs, urban tree planting, community gardens and natural drainage systems aka bioswales. Whilst council initiatives are clearly integral to reducing hard surfaces in urban areas, home owners can also do their bit, just like my ‘at home bioswale project’.

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5 Best Winter Time Vegetables

Winter is here, but the truth is the need for a solid and proper diet is always there if you want to maintain your health. Sure, vitamins can be found in supplements and store bought vitamins, but the natural sources of these would be a better way to start the day, instead of cramming our faces with pills as we wake up.
Read on as we point out some useful plants and vegetables that would make for a good solution to your winter diet needs. Whether you want to grow them at home or if you don’t want to mar you landscaping, we’ve got some great tips for you. Read more