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A buzz of insect activity helps your garden


If you watch a garden intently for long enough, you will notice a buzz of insect activity - in the air, on plants, in flowers, and within the soil. It’s easy to...

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Choosing the right fertiliser for native plants


It is generally understood that the addition of organic matter (mulch or compost) to the garden is for the improvement of soil health, which in turn ...

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Creating a DIY miniature succulent garden


Succulent plants are everywhere right now. You’ll find these quirky, fun splashes of greenery adorning tables in cafés and bringing colour to interior and exterior spaces. These interesting, diverse plants are the perfect way to enliven...

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Getting started with microgreens


  Microgreens are the “saucer on a windowsill” herbs and leafy greens that have risen to fame as petite garnishes on the plates of celebrity chefs like Curtis Stone. While they’re now stocked at some farmer’s markets...

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Green on the inside – the best pot plants for healthy air and a gorgeous interior


  Indoor plants are one of the cheapest and most effective ways to transform your home, and generally require very little care or love to thrive. Even better,...

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How to grow your own sprouts


Growing your own sprouts at home is fun and easy. It’s a perfect activity to get the kids interested in producing their own food as they can watch progress each day. Minimal equipment...

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Seasonal Planting for kitchen gardens - with Anne Gibson


  Living Smart speaks with The Micro Gardener, Anne Gibson on gardening for the seasons in our region.   How would you describe our south-east Queensland climate? We have a...

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