Gardening

Sun 15 Jul 2018

This fruit is a garden star

This fruit is a garden star

Carambola, or star fruit, trees need a warm spot with rich moist well-drained soil

This colourful star brightens any winter garden

This colourful star brightens any winter garden

The crown of thorns, a succulent from Madagascar, flowers profusely for most of the year.

Wed 11 Jul 2018

Expert tips for growing roses

Expert tips for growing roses

THEY can be tricky to grow, but the romance of the rose and its perfume keeps growers coming back. Now is the perfect time of year to pop one in your garden.

Sun 8 Jul 2018

This old chestnut has magic of beanstalk

This old chestnut has magic of beanstalk

Moreton Bay chestnut, sometimes known as Jack's beanstalk tree, creates a fantastic miniature forest effect.

For the love of lavender

For the love of lavender

There are many varieties of this useful and oh-so-pretty plant that will withstand our climate.

Sun 1 Jul 2018

Barking up the right tree

Barking up the right tree

This week, the most exciting plant to arrive in the nursery is the Sri Lankan cinnamon tree, Cinnamomum verum.

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