Summer

DIY colour experiment

DIY Colour a Bouquet Experiment

Transform white flowers into a rainbow bouquet Who says back to school can’t begin with a little fun?
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Leaf Miner Gogga of the Month

Leaf Miners are the larval (maggot) stage of an insect family that feeds between the upper and lower surfaces of leaves.
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Blooming in the Garden Agapanthus and Hydrangea

The Agapanthus (Agapanthus africanus) and Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) charm lies in the unique nature of their vibrant colour patterns and undemanding low maintenance life cycle.
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Blooming babes

Louisiana Irises (Iris), and Waterlilies (Nymphaea) are beautiful and elegant water-loving, flowering plants.
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Dune Crowberry (Searsia crenata)

Searsia crenata (previously known as Rhus crenata) is commonly known as the Dune Crowberry.
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Sweet vburnum (Viburnum sinensis)

One of the best plants for a luxurious looking hedge. Quick growing and bird attracting.
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Tree Aloe (Aloe X dichotoma/barberae ‘Booysen’)

Aloe ‘Booysen’ is a new species of Aloe and was grown in the Western Cape, South Africa, by Mr Kassie Booysen.
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Carex everillo

This eye-catching lime yellow sedge will add excitement to shady spots of your garden.
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It’s Valentine’s Month! Spice it up with nature’s aphrodisiac: The Chilli

Valentine’s month has everyone swooning over roses and chocolates. Few remember the tantalising kick of the chilli’s lovebite and the role it plays in romance.
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February in the Garden

Time to play around with heat-hardy plants and containers. Make your way to a GCA nursery today and stock up on commercial soil mixes, drainage chips, decorative pebbles, pots and start playing with lots of funky plants!
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Touch-me-not – New Guinea Impatiens

New Guinea Impatiens are part of the genus “impatiens”, which will come as no surprise to most, is Latin for “impatient”.
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How to deal with flies

Symptoms Human illness from contamination What does this mean for me/my plants? Should you not wash your fruit or veggies before you use them, you could run the risk of being contaminated by disease, which flies leave behind, from decomposing organic materials.
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Brush Cherry/Eugenia (Syzygium paniculatum) Excellent plant for topiaries

Excellent plant for topiaries
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Hebe Sunset Boulevard (Hebe x speciosa)

Hebe Sunset Boulevard flowers heavily with bright purple and pink, from spring far into the summer.
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Philodendron Hope

This no-nonsense, easy care plant is an indestructible that filters indoor toxins from the air.
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How to grow and get your 5-a-day

Summertime is the most celebratory season of all. The days stretch happily into the night and the sun rises earlier.
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January 2019 in your garden

Another new year, and there are 365 gardening days ahead so let’s get to it, and get up and garden!  
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Wooly Grevillea (Grevillea lanigera ‘Mount Tamboritha’)

Grevillea is an attractive, dense growing, low shrub which is a fuss free specimen to use in the garden.
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Groundcover Rosemary (Rosmarinus prostratus ’Tony’)

Rosmarinus officinalis is the ‘smart’ name for good old Rosemary…the herb responsible for the delicious scent when paired with roast lamb.
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Philodendron ‘Xanadu’

Excellent, fast growing compact shrub. Serrated green leaves with red veins, when older.
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