Monthly Archives: August 2015

Giving your plants the best start

Did you pick up some great plant bargains at our expo on the weekend? To give your new babies the best start in your garden, take a little extra care when transplanting them. Do you have any favourite tips? Here … Continue reading

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How to get started with a ‘no dig’ garden

An excellent publication from ‘Sustainable Gardening Australia’ on the benefits of a No Dig garden and how to get started. http://www.sgaonline.org.au/pdfs/factsheets/no%20dig.pdf

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Check out the expo photos!

We hope you all enjoyed our Expo!  Check out the photo gallery for a few photos of the day. A very special Thank You to everyone who attended and helped make the day yet another successful expo event.

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Are you an expo early bird?

Are you an early bird who likes to get in early for the best plants and then wonder how you are going to carry them around? Never fear! We have a Plant Creche to look after all your goodies for … Continue reading

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Fantastic guest speakers at this years’ expo!

We have some fantastic guest speakers at this years’ expo! Alan Singleton will be speaking on ‘the art of wick gardening’ (very important with further droughts predicted); Noel Burdette will be speaking on ‘more flowering plants for gardens’ (essential for … Continue reading

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Fireweed – Weed Alert

A timely and important reminder, care of ‘Noel Burdette Growing Gardeners’. Pretty but Poisonous. Don’t be fooled by the bright display of sunshine yellow daisies . This is Fireweed ( Senecio madagascariensis) and is a classified class 2 weed in … Continue reading

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Countdown is on to our annual Ipswich Home Gardener’s Expo

One week from today!! The countdown in on to our annual Ipswich Home Gardener’s Expo! Something for everyone – Fantastic bargains, excellent guest speakers, food and entertainment all day. We hope to see you there! 🙂

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Remember to dead-head your flowering annuals

Who doesn’t love dead-heading?! 😉   Here’s some timely advice from Claire Bickle ‘Gardening for the good life’. Garden Task!! It’s that time of year again when I’m going to remind you all to remove any spent/finished flowers on your flowering … Continue reading

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Trouble germinating small seeds?

Having trouble germinating your small seeds when planting directly in your mulch? Here’s the solution! Part the mulch to expose the compost or soil below. Lay down a strip of toilet paper. Sprinkle it with soil to hold it in … Continue reading

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How to make a nest site for native bees

Some great instruction here on how to build bee nesting sites and now is the perfect time to make them 🙂 In preparation for spring, you can make nest sites for native cavity nesting solitary bees for your garden. Get … Continue reading

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