Climate Resilient Gardening

Introduction Gardeners in Australia are facing a race against time as they experience the growing impact of climate change in their own gardens. The…

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Strawberries

I adore strawberries (Fragaria sp.), and one of my earliest memories is a birthday cake absolutely heaving under the weight of a sack full of home…

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Cover Crops 101: The Key to Building Soil Health

Cover crops, also known as green manure, are plants grown primarily to benefit the soil rather than for harvest. These crops play a crucial role in…

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Mastering Essential Winter Gardening Skills

As the cold of winter sweep across the landscape, many gardeners in the South of Australia retreat indoors, awaiting the warmth of spring to resume…

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Companion Planting

Heard about companion planting but don’t know what it is or where to start? This video explores how to use companion plants to improve the health…

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Citizen Science: A Pathway to Gardening Success and Biodiversity Conservation

In recent years, the realm of science has experienced a remarkable transformation, one that invites people from all walks of life to participate…

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A Sustainable Gardener’s Guide to Thrifty Gardening

Creating an eco-friendly and cost-effective garden involves more than just nurturing plants; it's about adopting a sustainable approach that…

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Wildflower gardens – What’s the buzz about?

In the quest for sustainable and environmentally conscious practices, gardening enthusiasts and nature lovers alike are turning to a time-tested…

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Rooted Resolutions: Our Guide to Making a New Year’s Donation

Rolling into the New Year like a gardener stepping on a rake? Fear not! SGA is your trusty gardening companion, armed with the knowledge and…

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wilted squash plant

Thriving in the Heat: Managing Plant Heat Stress

As the mercury rises, your garden confronts the challenge of heat stress. Understanding how various plants respond to heat and employing appropriate…

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Garden Journaling – Slow down to tune in.

As we move through the year and our gardens evolve, there's something magical about documenting the journey. Garden journaling is an art that enables…

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The Importance of building soil health for a biodiverse, productive garden

Creating a thriving garden that not only sustains itself but also contributes to the broader ecosystem requires more than just sunlight and water.…

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A selection of hardy, water-wise Australian flowers

Cultivating Biodiversity: Wildflower Gardening

As we become increasingly aware of the importance of preserving our natural ecosystems, one simple and powerful way to make a positive impact is by…

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No mow lawn

No Mow Lawn

Traditional lawns, often characterised by their lush, manicured appearance, have long been the norm in Australian landscaping. However, an exciting…

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Why Living Trees Suddenly Fall Down

It is quite common that in winter or after big storms we wonder why living trees suddenly fall down. In June 2021 in Victoria, savage storms swept…

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Weed Control

Several different approaches are needed for weed control since eradication is difficult and can be expensive. Preventing weeds from establishing and…

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