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Solarizing grass and weed patches

If you have a patch of grass in your yard that you want to remove (for making a garden, patio, etc.), here’s a way you can do that without breaking your back digging it all up. It’s a great option … Continue reading

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Herb maps of the world

If you like your Herbs, you will find these beautifully illustrated herb maps of the world (by Baldwins.co.uk) truly fascinating.   I’m thinking we may have to suggest and request an Australasian map!   Click on each thumbnail to view the larger … Continue reading

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November meeting reminder

Meeting reminder! Come join us this Saturday 7th November at 1:30pm for our monthly club function. This month, our guest speaker is Carmel Brown who is a renowned speaker on Begonias and is a prolific grower. Carmel will talk on … Continue reading

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My Heliconia Struggle

Some excellent Heliconia advice based on personal experience, from Ian Wintle, The Giving Garden. Ian and Judy have an open garden coming up (21 & 22nd Nov) – Well worth a look! My Heliconia Struggle In my imagination I pictured … Continue reading

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Time for a cuppa?

(Care of Noel Burdette Growing Gardeners) Time for a Cuppa? well nearly …. since the rain , my Coffee bushes (Coffea Arabica) are putting on a delightful show of fragrant white flowers. Coffee plants are very underestimated for use in … Continue reading

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September – October Club Newsletter

GGCI Newsletter SeptOct 2015

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10 Best plants to propagate from cuttings

Cut down on the expenditure of buying new plants by propagating your own. http://blog.gardeningknowhow.com/guest-bloggers/james-white-tbd/

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Time to prune your Passionfruit

Have you pruned your passionfruit back since the winter? Cut it back by about one third because they just love to put on new growth in these hotter months, and its from the new shoots are that you get the … Continue reading

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Help your garden bring in the good bugs!

(Care of Noel Burdette Growing Gardeners) I’m always talking about bringing beneficial insects into the garden, so over the next couple of weeks, Ill be showcasing some of the best plant families to help you do this . Today we … Continue reading

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Double decker bulb planting

A little late to do now, but a good method to keep in mind for next Autumn. This time next year you could be looking at beautiful potted colour 🙂 http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/lasagna-style-bulb-planting.htm  

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