May 262017
 

Ok, it’s official, winter is upon us. And while it may seem easier to curl up on the couch with a cup of tea and a good book, it is the perfect time to get amongst it in the patch! There is a sense of hibernation for a lot of us but wherever you are in this nation it’s time to don the boots and get to it. Continue reading »

May 262017
 


Hi, my name is:

Garden Snail

Describe yourself: Like most of the snails in your garden I’m a foreigner to this land. I am a bit of a nomad, travelling light and taking my shelter with me. But, rest assured, when I get to your place, if conditions are good, I tend to stay for a while. Some people say I’m slimy, but I reckon you should make up your own mind on that. I’m related to Slug and he pretty much does what I do in your garden but he doesn’t call a shell home! He’s a bit of an exhibitionist and you should see what he gets up to with his missus!!!! Continue reading »

Apr 272017
 

While the southern parts of Australia have donned winter pyjamas and flannelette sheets, the northern states are still revelling in warm, and mostly sunny autumn days. Regardless of the conditions in your little patch of paradise, there is still loads to do this month. Get set for those produce plants that need the cooler weather to grow. Continue reading »

Apr 272017
 

What’s in a seed? A seed contains the blueprint or instructions to produce a new plant. Traditionally all seeds were open-pollinated. That is, the pollen from the anther (male part of the flower) entered the stigma and travelled to the ovary (female part of the flower).  Fertilisation occurred and seeds were formed with or without fruit.  There are many forms of fertilisation but this is the basic concept.

Over time we have seen desirable features in plants – its flowers or fruit, hardiness or appearance – and have sought to improve them to create more desirability.  Different types of seed have been developed for many given plants.  In this article we are seeking to explain what these differences are and what they mean for you. Continue reading »

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