The Indoor Plant

The indoor plant tends to get forgotten about in the hustle bustle of everyday life. However as the grey skies loom and we're stuck indoors, its understandable if we want a bit of green in our lives. It's not as hard as it sounds.  If you don't have any "nice" pots to display indoors, why not turn …

Frosts in Melbourne

Frosts in Melbourne can make the grass icy; the windscreens on car's scratchy and burn soft fleshed plants.  Preparation is the key, if aware of the future frosts.  For example, place frost intolerant plants under cover to protect them.  Some plants that need this preparation are the following: Impatiens sodenii.  This plant is a fleshy …

Pruning Roses

Its that time of year again...the dreaded...Winter...   Rose pruning.   Equipment needed: Sharp secateurs Saw loppers methylated spirits Gloves      2. Before Starting: The methylated spirits are for spraying your implements before every job.  Cross contamination of rose blight and other nasties is discouraged. Ensure all equipment is clean and sharp. Wear appropriate gloves. …

Autumn

Happy Autumn, It's the time of year when the morning's are cool and it gets warmer throughout the day.  The mornings are cloudy, overcast and then flourish into a sunny day.  The last of the tomatoes are emerging, as well as capsicums and chilies.  Obviously, it depends of the variety of these species.  Roses need to …

Mulching

Mulching maketh the garden! Its great ro suppress weeds. Great to keep moisture in and it looks great. It is proven that if selling your house, if you mulch, you can add up tp $10,000 to your house. Its good for plants and soil. However don't rely on it for adding anything beneficial. You still …