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Welcome to the vibrant world of Sow ‘n Sow! Explore our blog as we delve into the art and joy of gardening, sustainable living and the beauty of nurturing seeds to bloom. Discover insightful tips and inspiring stories that celebrate the journey towards a greener, more vibrant world.

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How to Grow Sunflowers from Seeds in Australia

Sunflowers are a bright and cheerful addition to any garden, and growing them from seeds can be a fun and rewarding experience. If you’re looking to add a splash of colour to your garden or outdoor space, sunflowers are an excellent choice. In this blog post, we’ll be sharing some tips and tricks on how

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How to Grow Everlasting Daisies from Seed
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Your Ultimate Guide: How to Grow Everlasting Daisies from Seed

If you’re eager to add enduring beauty to your garden, follow our comprehensive guide on how to grow everlasting daisies from seed. Learn the correct ways to sow everlasting daisy seeds, ideal growing conditions, when and how to transplant seedlings, as well as harvesting and drying the blooms. What are Everlasting Daisies Before learning how

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How to grow Californian poppies from seed
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How to Grow Californian Poppies From Seeds

If you’re looking to add a splash of vibrant colour to your garden, Californian poppies are a great choice. These beautiful flowers are easy to grow from seed and can add a cheerful touch to any landscape. With a little bit of care and attention, you can enjoy a stunning display of these bright orange

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How to grow zinnia flowers from seed
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How to grow beautiful zinnia flowers from seed

Zinnias are truly marvellous flowers that are incredibly easy to grow and come in an array of colours, shapes, and styles. They’re a perfect plant for beginner gardeners as they require minimal care but will bloom generously throughout the summer, decorating your garden with colour and providing you with beautiful cut flowers to brighten your

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How to grow beautiful dahlias from seed
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How to grow dahlias from seed

Dahlias are much-loved blooms that burst into colour in summer and autumn. They are perfect for pots and garden beds and make beautiful cut flowers for the home. If you love filling your garden with colourful blooms, then learn how to grow dahlias from seed and enjoy a rich display of bright blooms all summer.

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How to care for maidenhair ferns
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How to care for maidenhair ferns

Anyone who has cared for maidenhair ferns knows it’s a labour of love. It’s not the easiest plant to tend to as it requires particular growing conditions and daily attention, but those delicate fan-shaped leaves on wiry black stems that move with the breeze are well worth the effort. Here are our top tips for

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winter gardening tips
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6 top winter gardening tips

There might be less to do in your garden during winter, but a reprieve from the main workload frees up time to focus on the tasks you’ve put off doing for a while. Our six winter gardening tips will keep you busy all season. From cleaning up the garden to tackling a new gardening activity

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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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How to attract bees and other pollinators to your garden
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How to attract bees and other pollinators to your garden

Bees provide a vital service for maintaining and preserving the ecological balance in our world. These busy insects are responsible for pollinating nearly three-quarters of the world’s food-producing plants. With world numbers in decline, it is more important now than ever to support their survival by creating bee friendly gardens. There are over 1700 species

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8 easy flowers for beginner gardeners to grow
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8 easy flowers for beginner gardeners to grow

Whether you’ve just moved out and want to create a garden oasis to enjoy or you simply want to add a splash of colour to your home by growing a pot of flowers on your windowsill, try these eight varieties of flowers. They’re low maintenance, easy to grow and produce beautiful blooms – no green

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How to grow and brew tea at home
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How to grow and brew tea at home

Most of us grow herbs in our garden to add to dishes we create in the kitchen but imagine harvesting blooms from your garden and drying them to make your own tea. Doesn’t that sound like the most delightful slow living experience? Growing chamomile and echinacea flowers is an easy and wonderful process that not

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Tomato and lettuce seeds for Live Well Logan program
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Tomato and lettuce seeds for Live Well Logan program

We enjoy working with organisations that promote healthy living, so when the City of Logan reached out to us in need of custom-designed Gift of Seeds for their Live Well Logan program, we jumped at the chance to help them. Live Well Logan is an active and healthy program offering residents free or low-cost activities

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Trending indoor plants and how to keep them happy
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Trending indoor plants and how to keep them happy

Indoor plants not only make your home feel tranquil with their vibrant green foliage, they’re also great at cleaning and purifying the air by filtering out harmful contaminants. When shopping for an indoor plant, it can be overwhelming finding the right one for your home. With the volume of plants that pass through Aloe Flora’s

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Wildflower Children Gift of Seeds
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Wildflower Children Gift of Seeds

Create memories and instill a joy of gardening with our new vintage inspired ‘Secret Garden’ and ‘Wildflowers’ Gifts of Seeds. A greeting card containing a mix of three easy to grow seeds, Secret Garden contains Marigold, Sunflower & Zinnia while Wildflowers contains Californian Poppy, Cosmos & Alyssum. Designed to promote a connection with nature and enjoy simple pleasures, these

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Growing Australian Natives in England

Proof you can grow our Australian Natives in England. I received this beautiful email last week, my favourite kind! “I was given 4 packets of seeds last year by a kind lady visiting Devon in England and this summer was successful in getting all 4 to germinate. I have since lost the Golden Wattle –

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Sow ‘n Sow’s Spring Celebration Giveaway

We’re just a few days in to spring and the weather here in Melbourne has already become warm and sunny. All we can think of doing is being outside, absorbing the sunshine, picking flowers and sowing lots of seeds! To celebrate the arrival of this glorious season Sow ‘n Sow is offering a selection of

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Billy Buttons, a Gift of Seeds for Christmas

I’m excited to announce that our first ever Christmas Gift of Seeds is now available to purchase through our webshop and via our stockists Australia wide. Billy Buttons are a gorgeous Australian Native which flower with beautiful bright yellow balls on long stems, perfect as a unique and stylish cut flower. If I do say

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The Natives

While the Australian Native collection has been available for a few months, I thought it was about time I wrote a little about them. Since launching Sow ‘n Sow about three years ago, the question of native seeds has been asked many times. So late last year I decided to create the Australian Native Gifts

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Very cool terrariums…

These terrariums are ‘oh so cool’, I feel like taking a soldering workshop! Made by ‘Score + Solder’ on Pender Island, Canada, they are available to purchase online with worldwide shipping. I attempted terrarium making for a while and I have a few around my house which aren’t really looking very cool. Though I haven’t mastered

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Gardening books

My collection of gardening books is growing and I’m starting to spending more time with them now that it’s too hot to be in the garden! They mostly consist of second hand finds, especially those with gorgeous vintage stylings which serve as references and inspirations for our products, have gorgeous illustrations and look very cute

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Sweet Peas and Marigold

It is with much excitement that I introduce two new Gifts of Seeds to the Sow ‘n Sow range, ‘Baby Sweet Pea’ and ‘Thank-you Marigold’. Designed by my very talented sister Madeleine Brady, the Thank-you Gift of Seeds have been kept beautifully simple and elegant to suit any occasion or gift giving opportunity. With gorgeous,

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A little Gift of Seeds brings a lot of joy!

It is sooo lovely when we receive positive feedback about our our Gifts of Seeds such as stockist enquiries from lovely shops, but the most exciting of all is when people send us photos of their garden joy! Here are a few recent garden progress reports. We love love receiving photos, send us pics of

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Clever with succulents

Some cool succulent photos sent to me by my lovely sisters who were frolicking in the English country side when they came across these. Sometimes finding simple pot solutions like brick holes work the best. How cool is that big green pie-like one in the bottom left corner?

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Introducing… Oregano, Poppy and Forget-me-not!

It is with great pleasure that I introduce the three new Gifts of Seeds: Poppy, Forget-me-not and Oregano! These were especially selected because the seeds can be sown in the cooler months of the year so our Gifts of Seeds are suitable all year round. Poppy’s are an incredibly beautiful delicate flower and an absolute

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Sowing seeds all over town

Sometimes I am so busy working away doing things that I hardly notice what I have achieved. That is until I open up a new blog post and start typing! We have just donated one of each of our Gifts of Seeds to Craft Relief, a non-profit online store created to raise money for those

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Sprouting new things

Well I’ve been really busy! Which is awesome. I’m very excited to announce Sow ‘n Sow’s new (or soon to be) stockists: The Local Shop, 262 High St, Northcote Little Salon, 71 Gertrude St 
Fitzroy and Shop 1/353 Little Collins St 
Melbourne http://www.littlesalon.com.au/ Ramona Tienda, 113 Errol St, North Melbourne http://www.ramonatienda.com/ Biome, 215 Adelaide Street,

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Gardens aren’t made by sitting in the shade

Preparing for the photo shoot with Emily tomorrow… pulling together props and preparing a bunch of finished seed packets. Hopefully we’ll get some lovelies and it should be fun! Will hopefully have all new pics for the website by Monday.

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Seed packets are coming!

It’s time to start introducing Sow ‘n Sow the business! The designer seed packets are well and truly on the way now – just in time for spring. There are a few minor design tweaks to make, and a couple of quotes to be sought before we go to print but the packets look gorgeous.

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Boskke Sky Planter

Suggestions from beloved friends are proving very fruitful! Thank you to Katy from Francis Leon for letting me know about Boskke – the kind of product which fits perfectly into the Sow ‘n Sow ethos. Boskke is an easy way to use plants creatively in your home. Not only are these planters very appealing on

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