Compost, Worm and Weed Teas

If you are a gardener who tries to reduce your impacts on the natural environment, you will be using methods which avoid manufactured fertilisers,…

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November In Your Patch

We’re always being told to eat more fruit and veggies and get more exercise with this diet or that exercise program. If the thought of donning the…

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December In Your Patch

Life really start ramping up festive wise at this time of year, and things are certainly starting to bear fruit in your patch, its December!…

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Could manures, composts or mulch damage plants?

As sustainable gardeners we are probably relying quite a bit on commercially sourced compost, manures and mulch to help promote healthy plant growth.…

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Reducing Weed Spread

"Garden plants are the biggest source of weeds in this country totalling 70% of Australia’s combined agricultural, noxious and natural ecosystem…

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Environmental Weeds: Native Invaders and Eager Exotics

We see them on the roadsides: vigorous, long-flowering, hardy and a splash of colour against the grey-green foliage of the native species. They are…

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Nettles – Friend or Foe

The hairy, dark green, finely toothed leaves are a real sign of winter. Although it is regarded as a weed by many and needs to be prevented from…

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Why does SGA rate so few Weedicides as Low Environmental Impact?

Weeds seem to grow anywhere and everywhere. When they turn up in our gardens, competing for nutrients in soil and filling all available gaps, it is…

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Dandelion – a Common Australian Garden Resident

In Australia, and probably many other parts of the world, the common dandelion is easily recognised by its bright yellow flowers and fluffy seed…

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SGA Footprint Flicks – Weeds: Not in my backyard

Prevent a triffid-style invasion of the worst kinds of weeds. Plants taking over your garden and worse, escaping into our natural areas to create…

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