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Grow it in a container!

One of the easiest ways to beat water restrictions is to grow your garden in containers. One can control how much water they get and when using grey water from a bucket in the shower it’s easy to keep them looking good. Container gardens also offer the advantage of changing your garden with every season. The choice of plant material is limited only by your imagination.

When choosing plants for container gardens, keep in mind the scale of the container and how big the plant grows. Planting up a specimen container or arranging groupings of three or more pots can make a big difference to an entrance of entertainment patio.

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The ten minute gardener

Feed the garden to boost the greenThe beginning of the year is always a time for cleaning up bringing in changes, from the office to the home and finally the garden. In getting the routine back after the holidays one doesn’t always have a lot of time to get stuck in but if you have a few minutes here some quick tasks that make all the difference to your garden.

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Summer Garden Favourites

Agapanthus Black PanthaThe water restrictions and lack of rain flowed by the heavy rains and localised flooding has certainly been a challenge to many gardeners this year. Water shortages continue to be a reality and will likely become the norm as failing infrastructure and lack of investment into it by the council along with more homes in the area will mean even more pressure on water supply. Gardeners will always find a way to garden and one has to look after your investment into your property.

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Poinsettia Stars

Poinsettia star speckledIt just would not be Christmas without Poinsettias! With striking pointed red leaves like a star surrounding a cluster of yellow flowers, poinsettias have become the symbol of Christmas around the world. The name for poinsettia in the ancient Aztec culture meant "star flower" and it is this link to the star over Bethlehem that brings them into the modern Christmas tradition. Here's how to look after them.

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