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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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Watering in drought conditions

This week, two readers have asked me about garden problems caused by lack of water. As you know, it is extremely difficult to keep gardens well-watered in drought conditions. However, as plants can only absorb the nutrients they need for … Continue reading

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Windy weather update

Predictions are for more cold, windy weather on the way. Keep a close watch on your garden as wind can dry out soils faster than summer heat, resulting in cell collapse of soft tissue plants. To discover why this happens … Continue reading

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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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Pot plant stress

Forecasters are warning of more hot days to come. During heat waves, pot plants become stressed more quickly than plants in garden beds, and your pot plants may not getting as much water as you think. If potting mix dries … Continue reading

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Worm farming

HOMEMADE WORM FARM My husband has been busy with his chain saw carpentry again. He rescued a shower base bathtub from the local tip to make a small worm farm that could be set up in a shady spot near … Continue reading

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When to water?

A common question asked by gardeners is how often should they water their garden. Unfortunately, limited watering times imposed by water restrictions have encouraged some gardeners to rush around giving everything a light watering during the allocated time. A light … Continue reading

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