Create gardens to always provide habitat for some critters, but what sort of critters would you like?
Do you want Indian miners or wrens? Bees?Lizards? Providing habitat for native fauna keeps their numbers up and creates refuges for species whose natural bush habitats are being depleted. How do you create a garden which attracts them? It is more than just planting a few indigenous shrubs – it is about water, shade, safety and more.

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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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 biodeverse, 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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Prevent Pests in Your Garden

If you can prevent pests in your garden you will save time, resources and money as well as helping your garden flourish. Effective pest control is…

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Pesticides most harmful to bees

Pesticide use is one of the factors which may be affecting bee populations worldwide. Since much of our food production depends on pollination by…

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VIDEO SNIPPET: Where have all the small birds gone?

Why are small birds on the decline? What can you do to attract them? This SGA Video Snippet takes a quick look at what factors contribute to a…

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Christmas Beetles

Most of us would be familiar with the brightly coloured, glossy and sometimes iridescent Christmas beetles. We often see them dazed and confused,…

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Controlling Mosquitoes Sustainably

Controlling mosquitoes sustainably in gardens is a challenge now that many parts of eastern Australia are experiencing such high rainfall.…

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Indigenous plants for reducing insect decline

A steep drop in insect numbers since the 1970s has environmentalists very concerned. While we might not miss some species - mosquitoes and termites…

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Richard’s Recipe for a Habitat Garden

Watch this space: habitat garden under construction ... Richard Rowe's ‘Recipe for a habitat garden’ is one of SGA’s most popular workshop topics.…

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The Time is Now for Street Gardening

As our cities are densified, street gardening on nature strips and verges can make important contributions to biodiversity, beauty, increasing carbon…

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Insect Hotels

Supporting Biodiversity?  or just Garden Art? Ever wondered where all those bugs go in the winter or when it rains? They don’t pack their bags and…

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Butterflies

It was Dolly Parton who once said that "love is like a butterfly" and I have to agree... well, kind of! There is nothing I enjoy more than sitting…

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Celebrate World Bee Day 2021

20th May is World Bee Day. How will you be celebrating these really significant insects? The main purpose of World Bee Day is to spread awareness of…

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