Monthly Archives: June 2015

Looking for showy winter colour?

Megaskepasma erythrochlamys (whew, that’s a wheelbarrow of a name) common name ‘Brazilian Cloak’ is a herbaceous shrub that is very showy and fast growing. Native to Venezuela where it grows in tropical woodlands, this evergreen plant bears dark red/scarlet terminal … Continue reading

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Rotating houseplants – How often should I turn?

Have you ever noticed that your houseplant leans toward light? Any time a plant is indoors, it’s going to crane itself toward the best light source. This is actually a natural growing process that helps plants in the wild find … Continue reading

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Bringing flowering blossom trees into your garden

Have you ever considered bringing that amazing look of flowering blossom trees into your garden, but have thought…its too hard in a warm climate? Well think again , as the ornamental flowering peaches are the perfect choice. Its far too … Continue reading

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Companion planting for a highly productive garden

Here’s a fantastic video on companion planting for a highly productive and healthy garden without using pesticides. Plant densely with a large variety of flowering and scented plants that attract beneficial insects and repel those you don’t want. Such companion … Continue reading

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Put a Spark into your garden!

Put a Spark into your garden ! Bringing warmth into the winter garden is as simple as choosing the right species and you cant get any warmer than the glowing embers of orange. By choosing plants that not only flower, … Continue reading

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24 Gardening tips for beginners

If you are new to gardening these tips may be useful to you.

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June – July Club Newsletter

We hope you enjoy our June-July newsletter.  If there is anything you would like to see included in our next edition, drop us a line. GGCI Newsletter JuneJuly2015 Happy gardening everyone  🙂

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Which homemade insecticides work best?

Some good advice to think about before applying and making homemade insecticides. Obviously, we can swap the American brand ‘pure’ soap for a locally supplied alternative.  

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Club Meeting, 6 June 2015

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Welcome to all our new members and guests who attended our recent June Meeting. Although many people were away due to the long weekend, we still had another good turnout. Our feature presentation this month was a Q&A forum with … Continue reading

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Identifying plant deficiencies

This is a handy illustration to help identify any deficiencies in your plants.

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