Habitat – A Practical Guide to Creating a Wildlife-Friendly Australian Garden

As we book-loving gardeners know, there’s always enough room on the shelf for one more. Well, if you haven’t already done so, you should make sure…

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A Return to Nature – Organic Design

In a previous article on Wellbeing Gardening I summarised the research regarding the strong links between health and well-being and nature, but more…

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Indigenous Plants

What is an indigenous plant? Indigenous plants are not only native to Australia, but they are plants that occur naturally in your local area. Your…

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Gift Ideas for Sustainable Gardeners

If you're like me, come the beginning of December, I'm scratching my head to think of suitable presents that might be appreciated by the recipients.…

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Summer Series of Talks

Christmas is approaching, and SGA has a great gift idea for that special gardener in your life. Or maybe it’s a perfect gift to give yourself. For…

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Organic Pest Control

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Gardening for Biodiversity – from Bush Gardens to Gardening the Bush

An inspiring talk was given by Dr. Charles Meredith at SGA's Annual General Meeting recently.  He is a highly respected ecologist with extensive…

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Attracting Birds to your Garden

It's wonderful to watch and identify all manner of birds who have chosen to pop into the garden for a drink and a stickybeak. From tiny, cheerful…

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Getting to Know Poisonous Plants

Do you like to spend time in the garden with your children or with pets?  Do you like have vases with flowers to enliven your living areas?  If so,…

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Update on Frogs

It’s been a number of years since the Year of the Frog was declared and a new international conservation action plan launched. Back then 500 zoos…

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Green Roofs

Green roofs are rooftops equipped to grow gardens. This innovative infrastructure offers an excellent prospect for inner city gardening. Like any…

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Why Sustainable Gardening?

Some people might ask why SGA talks about sustainable gardening rather than just gardening. The fact is that horticulture in the hands of home…

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Bee Alert and Bee Very Alarmed!

Some good news from the European Union this week where a two year restriction on the use of neonicotinoid chemicals, the world’s most used…

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Worms and Worm Farms

So, most of us have had a pet of some sort over the course of our lives, our pets bring us joy, love, laughter, and good times. But imagine owning…

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