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Time for a garden refresh – Designing

Time for a garden refresh – Designing

Dreaming...planning...doing
After 14 years of getting my garden well established after we built our house, I decided it was time for a bit of a rethink and refresh. The bones of my garden were sound; all the trees had grown to create a summer shade, winter sun experience. Fruit trees give us abundant harvests all year round and layers of bushes and vegies fill up the spaces underneath.

Bougainvillea Walkway
Wondrous Epicurious

Wondrous Epicurious

 

Wander through the shady pink bouganvillea arbour next to the river in Brisbane's South Bank Parklands and you will come upon a gardener's delight, Epicurious!

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Happy happy Wattle Day!

Happy happy Wattle Day!

Who knew that 1 September is National Wattle Day. I'm not even sure how I came across this celebration of one of our most spectacular and prolific of plants - the glorious Golden Wattle, Acacia Pycnantha.

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Plants Under Attack?

Plants Under Attack?

 A beneficial hoverfly feeding and resting on a marigold

Our fruit and veges are attacked by white fly, aphids, carrot fly, cabbage butterflies, slugs and snails and get fungal infections like moulds. It can be frustrating, but help is at hand in our natural world!