Gardening

  • Would a Queensland Bottle Tree Do Well in Your Garden?

    Tempted to add a Queensland Bottle Tree to your garden? You’re not alone – this one-of-a-kind tree tends to capture the heart of anyone that sees it. While it’s true that this is a highly…

  • Grass Tree: An Ancient Feature Tree

    When you plant a glauca grass tree, you are planting a national treasure. We are happy to share this uniquely Australian plant with you.

  • Autumn Chores for Three of Our Designer Trees

    Autumn chores for Designer Trees look a lot like end-of-season chores anywhere in the world, in South New Wales, which is located on the southern side of Australia, can get rather chilly in some areas….

  • 5 Reasons You Need a Dragon Tree

    Looking for a new tree for your garden? If the Dragon Tree isn’t one that you have considered yet, read on. Chances are, this bold designer tree will soon make its way to the top…

  • Spring Equinox, Australian Style, for Designer Trees in 2022

    Spring equinox in Australia arrived September 23, 2022. This makes September and October wonderful times to get out of doors and enjoy fresh air, and to get busy on spring garden clean up. This can…

  • Fall Colours in Australia

    April is the month for autumn and fall colours in Australia. While the Northern Hemisphere is dealing with the last snow flurries and the beginning of spring rains, Australia is experiencing longer, cooler nights and…

  • The Day After Christmas in Your Garden

    The day after Christmas is a special time for gardeners. December 26th is the time of year when the winter/summer solstice has passed. If you are in the northern hemisphere, the days are beginning to…

  • How to Stake a Garden Tree

    First things first – not all trees need to be staked. If you’re planting a young sapling in a relatively protected area, then staking could actually hinder root growth – swaying in the wind encourages…

  • How to Improve the Clay Soil in Your Garden

    Clay soil has its own unique pros and cons. It’s heavy to cultivate, often ends up waterlogged in the winter, and easily dries out and cracks in the summer. That said, clay soil is also…

  • Bedding Plants Beneath Your Designer Trees

    Selecting bedding plants to place beneath your designer trees can be challenging. Trees tend to be resource hogs, and it pays to know what the forests look like where your trees grow naturally. Plants that…

  • Slow Gardening: What is it & How Do You Do it?

    You’ve probably heard of the slow food movement – it’s all about enhancing our connection with the food that we eat. Well, slow gardening is an offshoot of that. It’s a mindset that encourages gardeners…

  • Here’s What Your Garden Trees Need to Stay Healthy This Summer

    Trees generally love the summer months, but there’s no hiding away from the fact that overly hot and dry weather can really take its toll on your garden. Here’s what you need to do to…

  • The Top Patio Trends for 2022

    We often cover the hottest new gardening trends each year, but there’s one part of the garden that frequently gets overlooked; the humble patio. Whether you have a sprawling patio in your back garden that’s…

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