Growing Little Learners – The Benefits of Gardening with Children

We sometimes think of gardening as an adult activity, and sometimes especially for older people This can get reinforced when we give in to our…

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Are glyphosate products safe to use?

Unless you follow the news in detail you might not know about current debates regarding the weed killer, glyphosate, widely used in garden products…

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Some SGA people

Who are the people who bring Cuttings and web articles to you? And keep our office, website and social media going? We are largely volunteers who are…

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Your Health and Red-Purple Veggies

You may have heard how eating red/purple/blue fruit can improve your health. Most focus has been on cherries, black grapes (and, therefore, red wine)…

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Green Thumb

Do you have a "green thumb" or aspire to one?  Do you think that people who have a "green thumb" have just been born that way?  Jane Ryrie, a keen…

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Decorative and Productive

This garden is for the soul as well as the stomach - a delight to all the senses. Visually gorgeous in any season, with spectacular camellias in…

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Heart in Garden

Nicla Byrnes writes: Gardening is more than soil and productivity. It is frequently much more profound - intersecting with personal experiences,…

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An Eclectic Family Garden

This garden has evolved for just over 12 years since the owners, Mim and Paul, moved in. They run a landscape design and construction business, and…

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Leanne’s Permaculture Garden

Leanne’s garden, based on permaculture principles, was one of those opened recently in our Open Gardens and Tours program. She describes it as being…

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An Inspiring Thornbury Garden

A garden created by Sharon and Craig Harris, recently opened to the public in Melbourne as part of SGA's Open Gardens and Tours program, attracted a…

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Roses, Salvias and Sustainability

In Glen Waverley, Melbourne, a committed gardener has created what many might view as a fairly traditional garden – white picket fence and roses –…

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A Community Water Conservation Project

Sometimes it’s possible to achieve multiple outcomes at the same time. Through government assistance, a Melbourne community has been able to harvest…

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A Productive Townhouse Garden

Would you think it is possible to grow 23 different fruiting trees and shrubs, have chickens and bees in a townhouse garden on a standard dual…

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Farmers’ Markets

The first farmers’ market started in Victoria in 1998 in the Yarra Valley.  There are now at least 180 farmer's markets across Australia, around half…

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More Sharon’s garden plants

Sharon's garden in Thornbury was massed with a variety of plants.  Many visitors asked for their names.  Here are some of them. Parthenocissus…

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