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Dandelion

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Incredible edible weeds in your own backyard

It’s a well known fact that most gardeners hate weeds, but they shouldn’t. Yes, weeds take over our yards, make our…

Enjoy the outdoors this winter

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Enjoy the outdoors this winter

Enjoying a cuppa out on the balcony while you watch the sunrise, Sunday arvo BBQs with the family, garden parties with…

A garden in the palm of your hand

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A garden in the palm of your hand

Want an entire garden that fits in the palm of your hand, requires minimal watering and looks luscious and green? Then…

Seeds have been sown for the 2015 Queensland Garden Expo

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Seeds have been sown for the 2015 Queensland Garden Expo

Everything you need to know about gardening can be found at the Sunshine Coast. Australia’s largest sub-tropical…

Succulents are the perfect plant for the time-poor

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Succulents are the perfect plant for the time-poor

With the invention of Pinterest, gardening has somehow become cool, as more and more people scroll through endless…

Plant it and weep

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Plant it and weep

Every little breeze can make the sensitive sneeze. I have never thought of our garden as a tearjerker until a recent…

Love blooms with intent

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Love blooms with intent

There’s more to a flower than just its scent. We can thank the stiff Victorians for the flower code we use to…

How to grow a native garden

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How to grow a native garden

A home among the gum trees is just one way of going native. Wild things may make your heart sing, but they won’t…

Wollemi Pine

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Not pining for the real thing

Christmas and trees are really not a good mix, writes Julie Thomson. I thought having a real Christmas tree was as sacre…

Tickled pink in the garden

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Tickled pink in the garden

Tough and tenacious sometimes tugs at gardening emotions more than the bold and beautiful. People often ask what…

The whimsy of plant names

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The whimsy of plant names

The pleasure of the Francisia bush comes in threes – three nicknames that is, writes Julie Thomson. Don’t you love the…

Purple patch in bloom

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Purple patch in bloom

The city has a blue rinse when the jacarandas bloom. I thought our jacaranda tree in the front garden was gorgeous befor…

The wonder of worms

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The wonder of worms

Get a wriggle on if you want to make garden gold, writes Julie Thomson. I liken worm farms to the fairytale figure…

Garden joy rooted in people

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Garden joy rooted in people

The true beauty of a garden lies in the people and experiences in it. If you had asked me before last week what was…

Here we go round the mulberry bush

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Here we go round the mulberry bush

Purple stains everywhere. Yes, it’s mulberry season! Telltale purple stains on the washing and paths say it’s…