While St Patrick’s Day (March 17) is considered the traditional date for sowing sweet peas, in warmer climate areas such as Perth, it’s safer to wait until April or May. Once the soil is cooler, there’s a lower risk of the seeds rotting before they germinate.
Filling a garden can be expensive, but you can reduce costs by growing your flowers from seeds. With a little patience in the early stages, you’ll have beautiful blooms and a healthier bank balance.
Shrubs are an instrumental part of every garden's ecosystem and design. They provide shade, improve soil stability and enhance air quality. Here are 7 low-maintenance shrubs that anyone can grow.
You only get one chance to make a great first impression – that‘s how the saying goes, and it’s never more true than when you’re selling your home.
If you’ve noticed a few bare spots in your garden, but don’t want to wait forever for something to grow, try some of these fast-growing plants to fill in the gaps.
Now is not the time to do any actual gardening, such as planting, transplanting or pruning. This is best left until autumn. Pruning will stimulate new growth and those new shoots are not going to be as resilient to the hot weather.
Poinsettias are often bought to add a touch of red to the decor during the festive season, but rather than throwing them away after Christmas, transplant them into your garden (or into bigger pots).
Succulents have had a bit of a resurgence in recent years and for good reason. They look fantastic in pots, are ideal for landscaping and do well indoors as a succulent bowl.
Looking for a Christmas gift that's a bit different and environmentally friendly? Take some cuttings from your garden and plant them up in a pretty pot ready for gifting. It's a great way to save money, share your garden and give something that will last (hopefully!).
If you're not having much success in the garden, here are 6 common mistakes you could be making.
Just like us, plants need nutritious food to grow and stay healthy. The range of commercial fertilisers available is huge but there are a few guidelines you can follow to help you make the right choice for your garden.
Mulch is a bit like sunblock for your garden and if you get together with your neighbours to purchase a load it will be even more convenient and cost-effective.
The tough-as-nails agapanthus (Lily of the Nile or African Lily) will tolerate drought and neglect and still put on a spectacular show over summer with flowering stems up to two metres tall.
Over winter, it’s easy to neglect your lawn, so it might be looking a bit sad. Here are 5 easy steps to bring it back to life.
Easy-to-grow marigolds will light up your garden with a blaze of fiery orange hues from spring right through to early autumn. They are low maintenance and hardy, suiting traditional as well as contemporary garden designs.
Brighten up your winter garden with a variety of plants that bloom throughout the coolest months. Make them visible from indoors to improve the view on even the dreariest day.
Hanging baskets make a great container for growing cherry tomatoes. They provide a blast of colour and they have advantages over growing them in the ground or in pots.
Add tropical colour to your garden with a selection of hibuscus plants. Their beautiful flowers come in a huge array of colours and sizes, some as big as dinner plates!
Striking colours and long-lasting blooms – what more can you ask from a flower! Grow your own gerberas and enjoy blooms of every colour all the year round.
A no-dig garden consists of layers of organic material that are stacked up to form a rich, raised garden area.