Gardening

Sun 30 Sep 2018

Last segments of the mandarin season

Last segments of the mandarin season

One of the last varieties to bear fruit at the end of the season, honey murcott mandarins are juicy and sweet.

Sat 29 Sep 2018

GALLERY: Orchids blossoming bright this weekend

GALLERY: Orchids blossoming bright this weekend

FOR the local hosts of the 35th anniversary of the annual Hervey Bay Spring Orchid and Garden Spectacular, "it's all for the love of orchids”.

Fri 28 Sep 2018

Smell, but don't touch: Council's warning to rose pluckers

Smell, but don't touch: Council's warning to rose pluckers

Plucking a rose from the Elizabeth Park Rose Garden will end up being a very expensive mistake for unwary residents

Sun 23 Sep 2018

Evergreen has a flair for the dramatic

Evergreen has a flair for the dramatic

For a dazzling range of leaf colours and patterns, look no further than the Chinese evergreen.

Lovely scent of nature's perfume

Lovely scent of nature's perfume

Capture boronia's exquisite sweet and fruity fragrance in your garden, a pot or as cut flowers.

Sun 16 Sep 2018

Berry tempting backyard delight

Berry tempting backyard delight

Fresh blueberries are a great addition to the garden, and will even grow successfully in a pot.

Enjoy the fleeting beauty of daylilies

Enjoy the fleeting beauty of daylilies

With lily-like flowers that last just one day, it's time to make the most of these hardy, low-maintenance plants.

Thu 13 Sep 2018

Nieblings take elusive gardening crown in the drought

Nieblings take elusive gardening crown in the drought

12 years of gardening competition entries has final paid off for the Nieblings, with their Blenheim property crowned grand champion.

Tue 11 Sep 2018

Native plants prove a bright success for Peter

Native plants prove a bright success for Peter

It started 12 years ago with what was supposed to be a small screening garden that has now grown into more than a kilometre of native plants.

Sun 9 Sep 2018

Go troppo with bananas

Go troppo with bananas

Aussies eat more than five million bananas each day - here's how to grow your own.

Shorty shastas grow best in full sun

Shorty shastas grow best in full sun

These tough little daisy hybrids flower profusely, don't need staking and are easy to grow.

Sat 8 Sep 2018

Heather adds to her success with top town prize

Heather adds to her success with top town prize

Heather Shelton's passion for her garden is evident in her work, and this year one her the top town prize.

Fri 7 Sep 2018

First time's the charm for the Hecks

First time's the charm for the Hecks

Trevor and Valletta Heck had never entered the Somerset Garden competition before, but their gorgeous Fairney View property wowed the judges.

Wed 5 Sep 2018

GALLERY: Agnes Water's quirky bus house up for sale

GALLERY: Agnes Water's quirky bus house up for sale

Could this be one of the funkiest properties in Queensland?

Sun 2 Sep 2018

The plant that was heaven scent

The plant that was heaven scent

With its deliciously sweet fragrance, this pretty plant smells just like spring.

Time to plant tomato seeds

Time to plant tomato seeds

Pop your tomato seedlings on a windowsill, so they are ready for planting out as soon as any chance of frost has passed.

Tue 28 Aug 2018

GREEN THUMB: Feed you, me and the bees

GREEN THUMB: Feed you, me and the bees

The many different reasons to grow flowers, other than for their beauty.

Sun 26 Aug 2018

Camellias need a good feed

Camellias need a good feed

Camellias laden with flowers bring gorgeous colour to our gardens from autumn to spring.

Rekindle your love of rondeletia

Rekindle your love of rondeletia

With fragrant, pretty flowers and so easy to grow, this not-so-popular plant deserves some time in the sun.

Sun 19 Aug 2018

What does it take to grow magnificent magnolias?

What does it take to grow magnificent magnolias?

The spectacular flowers of these deciduous trees will turn heads wherever they are seen.

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