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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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Perfect Christmas gift

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for someone who enjoys gardening? The new edition of my book, ‘Easy Organic Gardening and Moon Planting‘ would be an excellent choice. This book is not just about growing food – all your garden … Continue reading

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Sowing and planting tip

When sowing seed directly into garden beds, or when planting out seedlings, or planting shrubs and trees, always make sure that soil in the growing area is thoroughly dampened BEFORE sowing or planting. Then, after sowing or planting, you only … Continue reading

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Cold and frost protection

Winter weather has taken a sudden turn for the worse in some areas of Australia. Young trees and shrubs can be more sensitive to cold and frost than more mature plants of the same species. Frost-tender young plants grown in … Continue reading

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Changing climate

Variations in the usual climate conditions in gardens can confuse some plants until they adapt to climate change. In our garden, some frangipanis have lost their leaves; others have not. Some Hawaiian hibiscus are still flowering, while others became dormant … Continue reading

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Planting roses

Roses are available for planting now. If possible, avoid purchasing bare-rooted roses before the end of June, as roses that have been lifted before they are fully dormant do not usually grow well. If you live in an area where … Continue reading

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Planting trees, shrubs and vines

Winter is the best time to plant deciduous trees, shrubs and vines, including roses and fruit trees. Evergreen plants do well if planted in spring in cool and temperate climates, or in early autumn where summers are very hot. Moon … Continue reading

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