Gardening

Sat 2 Feb 2019

Heatwave can leave garden dying for a drink

premium_icon Heatwave can leave garden dying for a drink

The extreme heat we're enduring means your plants will need extra care and lots of extra water.

Sun 27 Jan 2019

Green manure is the way to grow

premium_icon Green manure is the way to grow

Adding organic matter is a fantastic way to improve the soil in your vegie patch and one of the ways you can do this is by growing a green manure crop.

Aussie flowers are a cut above

premium_icon Aussie flowers are a cut above

Grow native to create your own beautiful bouquet.

Sun 20 Jan 2019

How to pamper your potatoes

premium_icon How to pamper your potatoes

Mulch and patience are key to a healthy harvest.

Grow green thumbs

premium_icon Grow green thumbs

You can foster a lifetime hobby that will feed, nurture and relax them.

Mon 14 Jan 2019

The secret to growing a 374kg pumkin

premium_icon The secret to growing a 374kg pumkin

FARMERS compete to see who has grown the heaviest pumpkin and watermelon.

Sun 13 Jan 2019

It's time for a trim to keep your bottlebrush lush

It's time for a trim to keep your bottlebrush lush

Prune as soon as possible after bottlebrush flowering has finished to allow stems to grow for next spring's flowers.

Tropical delight that thrives for many months

Tropical delight that thrives for many months

A mussaenda can flower from September to May in this climate and it is such a spectacular bloomer.

Sat 12 Jan 2019

Nine indoor plants you (hopefully) can’t kill

Nine indoor plants you (hopefully) can’t kill

IF you haven’t had much luck growing indoor plants in the past, there’s hope for you yet.

Tue 8 Jan 2019

10 golden facts about sunflowers you really need to know

premium_icon 10 golden facts about sunflowers you really need to know

THEY are actually made up of thousands of tiny flowers... how cool is that! Find out more about our region's happiest plant.

Sun 6 Jan 2019

Take the fun outside during summer break

Take the fun outside during summer break

It's the perfect time to get your little ones outdoors and away from their screens.

It's the perfect time for garden immersion

It's the perfect time for garden immersion

Plant yourself in the backyard and soak up the colour, smells and atmosphere of a summer's night.

Thu 3 Jan 2019

Walkerston retiree proud as punch about monster mango

premium_icon Walkerston retiree proud as punch about monster mango

"ABOUT a 1kg one is rare - I've had about three of those - but this one I didn't even know was on the tree.”

Sun 30 Dec 2018

Summer survival guide to keep garden going

Summer survival guide to keep garden going

Tips to help keep your leafy friends alive while you are away on holiday

Get the little ones dirty these school holidays

Get the little ones dirty these school holidays

Playing with dirt in the garden is scientifically proven to release happy chemicals for our kids.

Sun 23 Dec 2018

Give a living gift this Christmas

Give a living gift this Christmas

Make it a colourful Christmas for those you love with these plants that are easy to grow

Thu 20 Dec 2018

The story of Bundaberg's curious autograph tree

premium_icon The story of Bundaberg's curious autograph tree

IF YOU have noticed a lot of names on one particular tree at the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens then you might have been left wondering what it was all about.

Sun 16 Dec 2018

Trap for young players

Trap for young players

Carnivorous plants are easy to grow and seem to hold a particular attraction for inquisitive youngsters

Sun 9 Dec 2018

Some blooming great Christmas gift ideas

Some blooming great Christmas gift ideas

The green thumb in your life will appreciate a thoughtful gift for the garden or outdoor space

Sun 2 Dec 2018

Don't let Bob bug your citrus crop

Don't let Bob bug your citrus crop

Bronze orange bug, otherwise nicknamed Bob or sometimes referred to as a stink bug, is a common pest of citrus during summer on the east coast of Australia.

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