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Gardening Australia Oct-18

Australia’s number one monthly gardening resource, ABC Gardening Australia magazine is packed with step-by-step advice and stunning design ideas from its popular team of experts. Whether you are a novice gardener or have a green thumb and years of experience, you’ll find the advice you need.

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Jenny with some more natives for her garden, including a dwarf kangaroo paw which she has learnt does best in the pot her shed surrounded by summer greenery. My garden shed is small, neat, and looks at a distance like painted wood. I can walk into it and put my hand on the tools I want; animals do not seem to make a home in it. Having lived for a number of years with a shed so chaotic I had to clamber over a lawnmower and a crate of paint tins to reach a pruning saw (this was not a shed under my control, you understand), my current shed makes me nothing but happy.Do you have a shed you love? Or are you shed-less and not sure which type…

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Two new colours have recently joined the Australian-bred Armeria Dreameria Collection. The fuss-free plants produce globe-shaped blooms on short stems, flowering mostly from winter to late spring but sometimes throughout the year. Armeria ‘Dream Weaver’ (left) has mulberry-purple flowers, while ‘Dream Clouds’ (below) is a pure white form. These and the others in the series are dry-tolerant plants that suit rockeries and coastal areas. Their compact form (50cm tall and 20–30cm wide) makes them good for containers, and the rigid stems provide long-lasting cut flowers. Grow in semi-shade or full sun and remove spent flower heads to encourage further displays. Fertilise in late winter for optimum results. pma.com.au One of the most popular indoor plants worldwide over the past few years has been the Chinese money plant (Pilea…

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Encourage native bees and other beneficial insects into your garden by providing them with a home, and growing the flowers and herbs that they feed on. The Bee & Insect House from Mr Fothergill’s is a timber container filled with hollow reeds and crevices in which insects can make their home. The house comes with flower seeds that, when grown, will attract beneficial insects, including bees, hoverflies and butterflies, to the garden. mrfothergills.com.au The UrbiPod is an indoor micro-garden appliance that makes it easy to grow herbs and microgreens all year. A built-in wicking irrigation system delivers optimum quantities of water and nutrients to the soil. Its energy-efficient LED lighting, which operates automatically, replicates sunshine and helps plants grow at a faster rate. The starter kit includes an…

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ROOT TO BLOOM Mat Pember & Jocelyn Cross Hardie Grant Books This modern guide to whole plant use could be considered the plant version of nose-to-tail eating. It includes comprehensive summaries of 35 edible plants, including flowers, roots and weeds, their ideal growing conditions, nutritional values of plant parts and advice on how to prepare or preserve them for eating. There are also food and drink recipes, and advice on using plants to make skincare products, pesticides, plant tonics and medicinal potions. THE ALLURE OF FUNGI Alison Pouliot CSIRO Publishing Love them or hate them, fungi are essential organisms for supporting our planet’s ecological functioning. Combining text with photo essays, this book presents fungi through the different perspectives of scientists, farmers, foragers, artistes and…

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NATIONAL 7  -13 National Gardening WeekThis week-long event organised by Garden Clubs of Australia encourages clubs, businesses, individuals and councils to ‘Dig in & Celebrate’. WESTERN AUSTRALIA 21  Pinjarra Garden Day10am–4pm. Edenvale Homestead, Pinjarra. 0409 686 015. Free. Deryn Thorpe as guest speaker, stalls with garden-related products, children’s activities and entertainment. 27  -28 Open Garden in Perth10am–4.30pm. Amanda’s Garden, cnr Margaret & Matison Sts, Southern River. (08) 9398 7275. $5. Opening to coincide with annual fete. Garden has natural setting of paperbarks and mass display of ‘Amanda’ roses. VICTORIA 5  -7 Gippsland Orchid Spring ShowFri 8am–9pm, Sat 8am–5pm, Sun 9.30am –4pm. Mid Valley Shopping Centre, cnr Princes Dr and Centre Valley Rd, Morwell. 0422 676 001. Free. Huge display of orchids to view and plants for sale.…