Advantages of Growing Own Garden Produce

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Do you know that many fruits and vegetables that we consume on a daily basis, during some time or the other, may have been exposed to pesticides, herbicides etc. and could carry the residual effect? Many of these carcinogenic fertilizers can have devastating consequences, affecting the overall wellbeing of the consumers.

You may think that one can avoid these contaminated products by opting for organic produce available in the market. However, wouldn’t it be great if you could grow organic foodstuff ...

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3 BEST STEPS TO TURN YOUR GARDEN INTO AN EARTHLY PARADISE

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Do you have that one neighbour whose yard reminds you of the Garden of Eden? Beautiful flowers that blossom all year round, well-trimmed hedges that surprisingly never overgrow, and those fountains you see in movies of cupid-like angels gushing water from their mouths? I know, it must be hard living right next to them with your withering flowers, your kids constantly trampling on your plants – not to mention the dog always digging holes and damaging the soil. Well, the ...

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Creating Good Hedges In The Outdoor Garden

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Hedges in our outdoor area not only add beauty to the exterior space, but also plays various roles such as improving privacy, blocking wind and reducing noise. You can make the hedges the most attractive feature of your landscape by trimming the hedges to various sizes and shapes. If you are looking to create distinct sections in your garden, you can use low hedges or box hedges. Depending on your climate, space availability, garden style, etc., you need to select ...

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Do You Know the Benefits of Container Gardening?

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Growing plants in containers is a practice that has existed for thousands of years. In some places, this is the only way to grow certain varieties of plants all year round as winters there are too cold. However, if we dig a little deeper, we can see that the benefits of container gardening go well beyond this.

The most notable advantages of growing your plants in portable pots are:

Reduced risk of diseases and pests

Potted plants are less susceptible to diseases than ...

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Clever Climbers

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Climber plants have a natural tendency to climb, and some will even cling by themselves, without requiring any tying to support. Yes, climbers are very clever plants. Sometimes climbers can be called vines and runners, and the true climbers take up little ground space. They are a great investment and an ideal choice for smaller gardens and space. Lets look more closely at the key benefits of the clever climbers.

Aesthetic Benefits

Climber plants can dramatically change the feel and style of ...

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Greening our cities with vertical gardening

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Earlier this week we touched on what is for me a fascinating gardening topic. One that has the potential to bring back greenery to cities in a big way. Indeed many would say the idea is the future for city design; one that has many benefits beyond making our city skyscapers just looking better.

So what is this revolutionary concept?

It’s the planting of flowers, vines etc through vertical gardens or green walls.

The effort involves re-introducing gardens and green space to cityscapes ...

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Choosing your landscape plants to help reduce the risk of bushfires

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This week saw the start of the bushfire season in my area with a number of blazes threatening properties in the Blue Mountains and western Sydney. The quick work of the firies and residents appear to have saved the day however with the fire season appearing to start earlier every year, we thought an article about landscaping to help mitigate the risk of bushfire may be of interest.

If you are starting your garden — or thinking of a garden makeover ...

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The Lilly Pilly — versatile, tough and native beauty (Part One)

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Every now and then Evergreen Growers will be publishing helpful and informative articles about selected plants and flowers. This week sees the start of a two part series on the magnificent lilly pilly.

Lovers of Australian native flora need no introduction to the superb lilly pilly, often referred to as the Australian cherry because of the reddish or purplish fruits they bear. The lilly pilly is a robust plant, needing only moderate watering after it is established and is ...

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Inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show winner? Try your own garden design

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Earlier this week we passed on the news on our Facebook Page of the success of the Australian design team at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show. Trailfinders Australian Garden designer Philip Johnson and his Aussie team did their country proud by taking out the prestigious first prize. Not only were the team ecstatic at the award but the design inspired by an Australian bush gorge got the Royal Nod of Approval according to reports!

The two million ...

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