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  1. How To Feed Your Native Plants

    How To Feed Your Native Plants
    Many Australian native plants evolved in very poor, dry, ancient soils which are low in mineral and organic matter. As a result they have adapted to grow best with low nutrient needs. Using native-specific fertilisers ensures your natives stay healthy.
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  2. What Do Those Fertiliser Letters Mean?

    What Do Those Fertiliser Letters Mean?
    If you read the side of a commercially-produced fertiliser packet, tub, or bottle, you’ll see three key letters – NPK – and a number or percentage beside them. What do they mean? Is a high number good or bad? We explain all, here.
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  3. 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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  4. Learn to Speak Plant - how to understand plant names

    Learn to Speak Plant - how to understand plant names
    Sometimes it seems like plant names are terrifyingly and unnecessarily complicated. Like they are in Klingon, not English. Can't we just call them all by their common names?
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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 We Produce Our Plants

    How We Produce Our Plants
    We produce - or 'propagate' - our plants in the nursery in one of three ways : from cuttings, from tissue culture, and from seed. Find out more on how we do that, here.
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  7. 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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  8. How To Look After Variegated Plants

    How To Look After Variegated Plants
    Variegation in plants means colour all year in the garden. Variegated plants are ideal for the Australian climate. They need a little different care to an all-green plant - find out how to keep your variegated plants looking perfect here.
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  9. How to Encourage the Good Bugs in Your Garden

    Birdwing butterfly feeding

    Bad bugs eat our plants and ruin crops, leaving our garden a mess and more susceptible to disease. Good bugs (aka Beneficial Insects) help to control these pests by making a meal out of them. While the good guys are moving about the garden eating mites, aphids and scale, they're also often doing the important job of pollinating our plants.

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  10. How to Encourage Nature in Your Garden - by Doing Less Work

    How to Encourage Nature in Your Garden - by Doing Less Work
    Doing less work in the garden? Sounds like a plan! Best of all, less work means more nature – and when we encourage nature into our gardens, even a little bit, nature rewards us by helping us in the garden. We’ll show you how.
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