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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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Heat wave protection

Some parts of Australia are enduring extremely hot weather and, apparently, there is more to come this summer. Periods of intense heat can cause scorching in many gardens. Although European-based garden texts recommend full sun for most vegetables, where summers … Continue reading

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Coping with heat waves

Heat waves place extreme stress on gardens when plants lose lots of water through their leaves in an attempt to keep cool and retain humidity around their foliage. You can help reduce moisture loss by providing some temporary shade over … Continue reading

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Heat wave first aid

A lot of Australian gardens are suffering from a prolonged spell of very hot dry weather. Garden beds that contain a moderate amount of organic matter will handle the extreme conditions better than most, as organic matter in soil keeps … Continue reading

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