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Putting the garden in Garden City

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Putting the garden in Garden City

Imagine the challenge of creating a garden for a shopping centre. Natalie Bayly is putting the garden back into Garden…

Reality bites make gardeners click

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Reality bites make gardeners click

Gardening is a visceral — not a virtual — activity, so we need to see, touch and smell as we discover it. I felt sorry…

How to create a sensational sandpit

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How to create a sensational sandpit

A sandpit can be a great addition to the backyard, providing a place for the kids to play and enjoy the outdoors…

Dining alfresco: Create the perfect outdoor kitchen

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Dining alfresco: Create the perfect outdoor kitchen

Queensland’s outdoor lifestyle is tempting foodies out into the backyard. A simple barbeque beside the pool is no…

Chinese hat plant is hard to handle

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Chinese hat plant is hard to handle

Bright, vivacious winter-blooming Chinese hat plant gets tongues twisted Chinese whispers, that thing when information…

Fashion doesn’t bloom in the garden

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Fashion doesn’t bloom in the garden

The garden is no place for fashionistas. If you must top dress, save it for the lawns. There’s a strange and somewhat…

Gardening is not for pussies

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Gardening is not for pussies

Gardeners’ hands can tell a litany of horticultural bloodshed and it’s not a pretty story. Just as there…

Hacking’s not a dirty word in the garden

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Hacking’s not a dirty word in the garden

Get out and pinch, squeeze, whack and hack your plants and shrubbery. They’ll love you for it. Hack hack hack…

Renters are gardeners too

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Renters are gardeners too

Just because you don’t own the turf you live on, it doesn’t mean you can’t flex your green thumb —…

Everything you need to know about the Queensland Garden Expo

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Everything you need to know about the Queensland Garden Expo

The who’s who of the gardening community are coming together for this special event. Garden enthusiasts from acros…

Keepers in the garden

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Keepers in the garden

When all else fails and you feel like throwing in the trowel, these garden keepers will lift the confidence of even…

Free workshop: organic gardening in challenging spaces

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Free workshop: organic gardening in challenging spaces

Small blocks, large houses, apartment living and shady trees can all play havoc with even the most experienced green…

Newspaper: Your mulch’s best friend

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Newspaper: Your mulch’s best friend

It will be a sad day for gardeners if newspapers disappear…. It will be a sad day for me professionally and…

7 ways to become a top lawn designer

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7 ways to become a top lawn designer

Everything you need to know before you seed or turf your lawn.     A long narrow lawn will draw the eye along the…

Garden clubs smell like teen spirit

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Garden clubs smell like teen spirit

Join a garden club and gain some variety, writes Julie Thomson. I’ve learnt gardeners look at the world with eyes,…