Gardening

Grow some food, create a nature haven, design spaces to relax and play.

​Gardening Tips for Autumn

23-Apr-2019


Finally, autumn has arrived! Autumn is short – typically starting early April and extending into May. This time of year is a LOT more comfortable to enjoy...

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A buzz of insect activity helps your garden

09-Jan-2018


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

22-Mar-2018


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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Compost – Turn Waste into ‘Black Gold’ for your Garden

26-Feb-2019


  One of the easiest ways to save money, reduce waste, grow a healthier garden and tread lighter on our beautiful planet is to make your own compost. It’s a product of great value.  ...

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Creating a DIY miniature succulent garden

04-Oct-2018


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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DIY Paper Plant Pots

15-Jan-2019


Paper pots are a fun, eco-friendly alternative to plastic pots for anyone who grows vegetables, herbs or flowers from seeds.  Paper pots degrade naturally once plants seedlings mature and are an ideal...

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Getting started with microgreens

08-Nov-2017


  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

06-Apr-2018


  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

20-Dec-2017


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

08-Nov-2017


  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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