Growing Herbs in Containers

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The first known documentation of herbs was in about 2000 BC in Babylon  and they, along with herbs and spices from the Orient and India, were exported right through the continents through to the ancient Egyptians, who learned the traditional uses through their trade.

Today, we have a renewed interest in herbs with many people creating their own culinary and medicinal gardens. This is easy to achieve, as herbs are generally undemanding and because they are able to be grown on ...

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Garden Tours

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If you have an interest in garden tours as well as travel, then you have myriad of destinations to choose from which will be bound to satiate your thirst for new gardening ideas and information. From the Chelsea Flower Show, hosted in London, to the wild tundra of the Himalayas – or for the more intrepid traveller –  the wild jungles of Borneo, there is much to discover and explore. There are plenty of gardening and botanic clubs, together with ...

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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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Why You Need Basil In Your Garden?

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Basil is one of the most important herbs, used in Thai, Italian and Indian cooking. Basil, sweet Italian (Ocimum basilicum) not only adds flavour to the food, but has many medicinal properties as well. It is used for healing many ailments in many tropical Asian regions.  This aromatic herb has bright green leaves and can be grown in your garden on the ground or in pots. This plant grows approximately to a height of 45 cm.

Culinary uses

Basil can be ...

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Why Buy Ornamentals?

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Ornamental trees and plants are grown purely for their beauty – they are inedible, but offer something extra to a garden. Ornamentals can be trees or flowers, and cover a number of different types of each of those things.

While growing fruits, vegetables, and herbs to provide for your plate, and medicinal plants to help heal your body, are both very good uses of your gardening time, growing ornamental plants can instill within you a sense of pride in what you ...

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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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Spring and our new website is launched!

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Last week saw us launch our new website to coincide with spring. Packed full of new, interesting and informative features, the site has already been given the thumbs up by readers on our Facebook Page. Aimed squarely at improving the visitor’s experience, the site boasts a number of practical features to match its fresh, new, updated style.

The site has a range of features to make your visit more enjoyable and safe. Here’s just a few:

  • Ease of ...
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Gardening and council water management

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Every once in a while, when the planets align favourably and we all have time off, my family and I head off to the Central West of NSW for a day trip. Only a few hours drive west from us, we’ve always tried to get away to visit the region as often as we can.

This week, with school holidays for my youngest son and my oldest son with a day off work and my wife taking a day off, we ...

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Should we have five seasons?

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One of the great conversations amongst all those who work the land (whether they be farmers or gardeners) is the weather. How many times have you heard older generations say that “the seasons are different to when I was a lad”, or “you can grow things for longer into the cooler seasons than you could years ago”.

Inevitably the queries become entangled in the Great Debate of ...

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