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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10 Green Resolutions for a Sustainable New Year

As we usher in the New Year, it's the perfect time to set resolutions that bring about positive change. This year, consider making a difference…

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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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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 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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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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No Dig Veggie Gardens

On a recent trip to my local shopping centre (one of those monolithic structures so big it has its own postcode) I was shocked to discover that the…

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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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Harvesting and storing garlic

Garlic bulbs are ready to harvest in late spring or summer, from seven to eight months after they are planted. The outward signs are the green…

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Sweet Corn

Zea mays Is there anything sweeter than home grown corn? Corn on the cob, done on the barbie is a stunner, and adds some real height and interest to…

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What to do for Flooded Gardens

What to do for flooded gardens is, unfortunately, a question more people need to ask.  It seems that our climate is making extreme rainfall and…

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Warrigal Greens

Warrigal greens Tetragonia tetragonioides are an edible Australian native groundcover. This bushfood is a member of the family Aizoaceae and is…

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January In Your Patch

Wondering what to do in January in your patch? What vegetables and herbs should you plant? It's the start of the New Year and whether it's time for a…

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