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Tis the season …

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Leaf-eating ladybird

This ugly little creature is the larva of the leaf-eating ladybird. Stressed plants in prolonged hot, dry conditions attract these pests. The larvae become almost black as they reach pupa stage. Both adults and larvae of leaf-eating ladybirds are particularly … Continue reading

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New edition of my book

The new edition of my book with moon planting to the end of 2022 is the only edition available to order, although some retailers have been slow in updating their websites. Buy the book

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Revised edition of my book

The 2012 edition on my book Easy Organic Gardening and Moon Planting has been re-printed with the section on Moon Phases and Best Gardening Days updated to the end of 2022. This book is not just about growing food – … Continue reading

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Heat wave help

  With high temperatures predicted for many areas of mainland Australia this week, I would like to remind you that you can find tips on helping your garden to survive extremely hot temperatures here: Heat wave protection

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Top 100 blogs

Aussie Organic Gardening has been included in the TOP 100 GARDENING BLOGS. It’s nice that gardeners are being helped by my blog.

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Frost damage

Last night was unusually cold, and we had frost where we had not had any for many years. If plants in your garden have been damaged by frost, please resist the temptation to prune back the damaged parts. They may … Continue reading

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Honey

Yes, there’s honey still for tea. Our small colony of bees have been busy through winter and spring despite some extreme weather conditions.

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Christmas greetings

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Moving trees and shrubs

Sometimes it is necessary to move an established tree or shrub. Deciduous plants can be moved in winter or early spring, and evergreen plants in spring. This is best done in two stages if you have to move an evergreen … Continue reading

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