Insights

Plants To Watch Out For
What is better than enjoying your garden and sprawling out on the lawn with ‘man’s best friend’ or perhaps watching your cat explore the garden, drifting between the plants, s…
Questions on Grass
Hi Charlie I was wondering if you could advise me if you have any ideas how to Exterminate blood worms from Queensland Blue Lawn. Several years ago we tried Malthorpe Advanc…
Dealing with a Sloping Garden
If you have ever lived with a flat garden and then moved to one with a slope, you’ll understand why flat blocks are so attractive! It’s not only getting access to ongoing mai…
Colour in the Winter Garden
Late winter in my garden used to seem like a real drag, when everything had slowed down and the colour had left the garden. So, I decided to make some changes and bring in som…
Ferns
Ferns are an often-underutilised plant in the garden and around the home. I love them as they fill out under trees in pockets of green, limey yellow, and often silvery blues. …
Coastal Ground Covers
Growing plants in a coastal position can be taxing at the best of times, the salt laden air, poor soils that don’t hold onto moisture for long combined with the scorching heat…
My Favourite Lawn Tools
There are a lot of gardening products on the market, some are great…. Others not so much and I have been lucky to try a lot of them out. When it comes to keeping a perfect law…
Driveway Options
A driveway can be a very important decision when building or renovating your property. They take up a lot of your street frontage, set the tone for the home and garden and tak…
Tricks of a Gardener
As a gardener there are a few jobs in the garden that just must be done, things like fertilising, propagating and weeding and there are some great products out on the market t…
Autumn Tree Selection
Autumn is the only time of the year to enjoy the foliage change that comes with the season in our deciduous trees. Introducing autumn colour into your garden is a lovely way t…
Autumn Jobs
I really love autumn, the lower temperatures, the colour in the leaves and drop in humidity takes away the stifling nature of a long hot summer. Being out in the garden is a j…
Jobs for this Weekend
I love this time of year, the mornings are crisp and fresh but the days still warm, it’s a delight to be out in the garden pottering about. If you’ve got a spare day you could…
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