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Tag: garden

Countless choices for your veggie patch

Spring is settling a little, which is ideal for summer vegetable crops. The choices are countless – your veggie patch probably won’t be big enough to grow all the delicious fruits and vegetables...

It’s a bug’s life during winter

Each year during winter I am surprised how many bugs decide to visit, many of which may have been hiding and are now exposed as trees defoliate, exposing underplanting.No doubt, as a result...

Wise to water in cool conditions

Winter has arrived, although during May it felt like it already had, and gardens have been getting more attention than usual as we have been avoiding the virus, complying with the government...

An Anzac Day like no other

This year, Anzac Day will be remembered like no other. 'Lest We Forget' - and we won't allow a virus to deter us from our remembrance.Light a candle or wave a light at...

Make use of your valuable space

Today, many gardens have been reduced to paved courtyards and balconies. This is the result of lifestyle changes, where a trip to the gym or a jog provides weekly exercise. One of my sons...

Ideal time to grow winter vegetables

I am getting the feeling during the last week that many gardeners are planting out their own winter vegetables. Whether it has been the welcome rain or lack of supplies in stores, it...

Community garden sprouts in Jewells

It has been 18 months of dreaming, planning, building and sowing seeds. Holy Family Anglican Church will now launch a community garden at Harrison Street, Jewells, to teach people how to live...

Olive trees’ proven versatility

A commonly asked question about olives is which plant should be purchased: a black or green olive?  There are different qualities and flavours, but the simple answer is that the colour determines whether or not...