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Tag: Gardening

Urban Hum bring buzz to backyard beekeeping

They are in almost every backyard in Newcastle. In fact in 26 inner city suburbs they live enmasse - up to 80,000 of them are keeping busy sustaining ecosystems. For Urban Hum founders...

Organic farming grown in heart of Hunter

Novocastrian latte lovers are playing a vital role in sustainable agriculture. Unbeknown to many drinkers, their morning caffeine ritual has helped convert one million litres of food waste into compost, growing a cleaner...

Judy Sharpe: Give citrus plenty of TLC

As I write this column, it is the first day of autumn and quite summery. So much for a change in seasons. I took Arthur – my new puppy – for time...

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...

Choice of lavender can be confusing

Lavender is one of the most sought-after plants at this time of year – they perfume the spring air, highlighting the strongly perfumed roses and gardenias. It may be beautiful and highly...

The Bath House Garden open for all

Sue and Ben Bath enjoy pottering around in the garden, the difference is, theirs is unlike any other. What started as a hobby, in time, developed into a business – and now The...

Trees in time for Christmas

Well, here we are in the middle of spring and we’ve had a little rain, whetting gardeners’ appetites to plant. The request I receive the most at this time of year, with summer...

How to care for African violets

Readers will probably agree with me in this situation: two of the most difficult plants to purchase in flower and keep them looking great are African violets and fuchsias. These two beautiful flowering...
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