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How to grow kangaroo paw from seed

It’s hard to pass kangaroo paw plants for their striking flowers and stunning display of colours. While this native Australian plant looks hardy, it’s quite easy to grow from seed and is relatively low maintenance. Prevalent to Western Australia, Kangaroo Paw plants grow naturally in bushlands and wildflower fields South West of the state, where

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10 garden hacks using items from your kitchen
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10 garden hacks using items from your kitchen

If you love to keep your garden in tip-top shape but don’t want to use chemicals, try these 10 garden hacks using items from your kitchen. From banana peels and Epsom salt to aluminium foil and dish soap, these simple tips will help to enrich your soil, deter pests, and keep plants healthy. 10 garden

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How to grow sweet pea flowers from seed
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How to grow stunning sweet pea flowers from seed

Sweet as anything and utterly delightful, sweet pea flowers have long been loved by gardeners for their charm, fragrance and nostalgia. But despite their delicate look, sweet peas are quite hardy and easy to grow from seed. Here are a few handy tips for growing a bountiful supply of sweet pea flowers in your garden.

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How to grow poppies from seed
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How to grow poppies from seed

Poppies are beautiful flowers that are easy to grow from seed. These delicate but striking orange, yellow, pink and red single-stemmed blooms are not only loved by gardeners but are a favourite among pollinators too. The poppy is an ancient flowering plant rich in history and meaning. After World War I ended, poppies became an

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Grow a bouquet for the bees this Valentine’s Day
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Grow a bouquet for the bees this Valentine’s Day

Bees as keystone pollinators provide an essential service for maintaining and preserving the ecological balance in our world. They are necessary for our survival, cross-pollinating around 75 per cent of the world’s flowering plants, including three-quarters of food-producing plants. But did you know species are steeply declining? Researchers recently analysed bee records collected by the

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7 flowers to grow in spring
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7 flowers to grow in spring

For many of us, spring is the season to refresh and renew. It’s the time of year to look forward to warmer weather, the sound of birds chirping, and of course, the growth of new plants. Celebrate this wonderful season by growing these seven flowers and enjoy an array of blooms from late spring through

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Top tips for a successful indoor herb garden
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5 tips for growing a successful indoor herb garden

Spring is here! There is no better time to start growing your own herb garden, and it’s quite easy to do so with a bit of knowledge. Here are five top tips for growing a thriving indoor herb garden. 5 tips for growing a successful indoor herb garden The right pots While herbs do not

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How to grow billy buttons from seed
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How to grow beautiful billy buttons from seed

Native to Australia and New Zealand, this underrated wildflower is lovely to grow in the garden and makes a striking addition to homegrown floral bouquets. This plant is formally named Craspedia, but like all fun and quirky flowers, it has been given several names over the years based on its appearance including drumsticks, woollyheads, billy

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Why it is important to grow Australian native plants
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Why it is important to grow Australian native plants

Native gardens are not only beautiful but are incredibly beneficial to our native fauna. They’re also low maintenance, easy to grow, and can tolerate Australia’s challenging climate, so if you are a serial plant killer, growing Australian native plants in your garden may be a great option. Here’s why it’s important to grow Australian native

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edible flowers to grow in your garden
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The best edible flowers to grow in your garden

Edible flowers are set to be the biggest culinary and garden tend this season. No longer limited to being used as a vibrant garnish, this revived trend is seeing chefs and home cooks experiment with edible flowers in a variety of sweet and savoury dishes. If you’re keen to try this current culinary trend, here

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