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Marianne Cannon
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Fantastic Frangipani
Feature Interview Frangipani Society of Australia So many gardeners love the sight of flowering Frangipani's with their exotic scent, and colourful blooms. Frangi's as they're known, can have a bewitching effect on the  collector, admirers and avid gardener...

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Hedge shears, grass shears, lawn shears, are they all the same? All is revealed on this week's post

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Having a Shearing Time with Flowers
TOOL TIME Shears and Hedge Shears Do you use a whipper snipper for just about every edging job in your garden? Are you happy with the results? Whether you are pruning a Knot  Garden or just a few shrubs you need to know what works best. Knot Garden-Hatfield...

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PLANT DOCTOR Organic Herbicides vs Inorganic Herbicides Weed control can be the bane of gardeners’ lives if you have weeds that continually pop up year after year. Wouldn’t you love to dispatch them quickly without harming the environment, good bugs and wil...

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Scarlet Flowers on Trees and Cleaning Naturally
THE GOOD EARTH Natural Cleaning in the Home A lot of gardeners like to go organic because it’s good for the environment, safe for beneficial insects and it’s also good for our health because we’re not eating pesticide residue. But what about inside the hous...

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What's happening in Japan?

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Ever thought of eating fried maple leaves? Have a listen to this interview about how the Japanese celebrate Autumn.

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Figs and Strawberries Are Just Divine
DESIGN ELEMENTS Designing a Vegetable Garden part 4: Terms Explained. The debate is over according to the Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden in South Africa. You can pronounce Clivea-that’s rhyming with Clive or you can pronounce it Clivvea like give....

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Princettias and Autumn in Japan
DESIGN ELEMENTS  Vegetable Garden Series part 3-the planting stage . Living in a particular place in Australia means that you have a particular climate and also means that if you’re into gardening that you need to know which climatatic zone you are in. Some...

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Summer Squash and Mouthewatering Blueberries
PLANT DOCTOR War on Weeds part 1.  Physical and Cultural weeding practises. Why is it that if you have strappy leaved plants in your garden, then grassy weeds colonise that plant just so you don’t notice them? It’s not until those weeds start showing their ...
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