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  1. Checklist For Choosing Plants

    Checklist For Choosing Plants
    It can be confusing to choose the right plants for your garden, especially with the huge choice we have! Follow our helpful choosing checklist, and you'll give your new plants the best chance of growing well and happy.
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  2. 50 Ten-Minute Jobs To Do In The Garden In Spring

    ten minute jobs in the spring garden
    Spring is here and our gardens are waking up after their winter snooze. Some are almost presentable the moment they awake, whereas others need a bit more work to get them looking schmick. If you spend only ten minutes a day in your garden, you can make a real difference with little effort.
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  3. How Fast Will My Tubestock Plants Grow?

    How Fast Will My Tubestock Plants Grow?
    Wise gardeners know that buying tubestock is the smart choice. It just takes a little patience. In just a couple of months, our low-cost tubestock will have caught up to pricier plants. Take a look at our customer photos!
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  4. How to Create a Compost Heap

    How To Create a Compost Heap
    Creating a compost heap is a really simple and helpful thing to do for your garden, however small your outdoor patch. You can make free compost to improve your soil quality and your plants' health; and reduce your household waste and bills.
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  5. What Does That Mean? A Gardening Glossary

    What Does That Mean? A Gardening Glossary
    Gardening can be confusing to beginners - like every hobby, there's a lot of words that have specific meanings for those in the know. Here's some of those words, to help you learn more about plants.
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  6. How to Plant Spring Bulbs

    How to Plant Spring Bulbs

    Bulbs are such rewarding plants to grow - child's play to plant, happy growing in gardens or pots, and can slip into the tiniest spaces to provide a burst of colour. We've got bulbs for cold climates and bulbs for subtropical ones. Here's our top ten tips for simple successful bulb planting

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  7. Which Plants Are Best For Your State?

    Which Plants Are Best For Your State?
    At Australian Plants Online we frequently get asked "what are the best plants for my garden in Central Coast/Far North Queensland/Inner West Sydney/etc" - and here's our suggestions.
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  8. How to Fertilise your Plants

    How to Fertilise your Plants

    Why do we need to fertilise our plants? Well, you don't have to. It's your garden after all. But your plants will grow so much better if you do. Fertilisers will help your plants develop more flowers, fruit, leaves and roots; they'll get bigger and stronger, and be more resistant to pests and disease. So you can see why giving Mother Nature a helping hand can be a very good thing. Find out about fertilisers and how to use them here

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  9. How to Prune

    How to Prune

    Why do we need to prune our plants? Why can't we just leave them to grow wild, as they do in nature? Well, plants are often pruned in nature, by strong winds, reducing their energy; animals nibbling at young shoots; insects taking away dead wood. This all helps change their appearance. We want our garden plants to work hard and look their very best all year - and pruning helps achieve that. Here's how to do it

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  10. How to Tip-Prune

    How to Tip-Prune

    For many of our hedging plants, especially dense-growing plants that are used for screening or hedging, we recommend tip pruning while young to encourage dense growth and keep your plants looking their best. Tip pruning is a method of helping a plant grow healthier. It helps plants grow bushier and fuller and improves the shape. Here's how to do it

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