Gardening

Thu 19 Sep 2019

How to access Carnival of Flowers competition maps

How to access Carnival of Flowers competition maps

THE Chronicle Garden Competition gardens attract thousands of people during the Carnival of Flowers. Here is where you can access maps to all the gardens.

Fri 13 Sep 2019

OPINION: Mulching is magic

OPINION: Mulching is magic

OPINION: This week's Garden Path column discusses the magic of mulching.

Thu 5 Sep 2019

Seeds the start of something big

Seeds the start of something big

FROM small seeds can an amazingly gorgeous garden grow and it's fun, frugal and increasingly fashionable.

Tue 14 May 2019

Pimp my garden shed: new trend

Pimp my garden shed: new trend

WOULD you spend $200 for a luxury garden hose? How about more than $100 for a decorative leopard print nozzle set? Has the housing crash broken homeowners?

Sun 13 Jan 2019

It's time for a trim to keep your bottlebrush lush

It's time for a trim to keep your bottlebrush lush

Prune as soon as possible after bottlebrush flowering has finished to allow stems to grow for next spring's flowers.

Tropical delight that thrives for many months

Tropical delight that thrives for many months

A mussaenda can flower from September to May in this climate and it is such a spectacular bloomer.

Sat 12 Jan 2019

Nine indoor plants you (hopefully) can’t kill

Nine indoor plants you (hopefully) can’t kill

IF you haven’t had much luck growing indoor plants in the past, there’s hope for you yet.

Sun 6 Jan 2019

Take the fun outside during summer break

Take the fun outside during summer break

It's the perfect time to get your little ones outdoors and away from their screens.

It's the perfect time for garden immersion

It's the perfect time for garden immersion

Plant yourself in the backyard and soak up the colour, smells and atmosphere of a summer's night.

Sun 30 Dec 2018

Summer survival guide to keep garden going

Summer survival guide to keep garden going

Tips to help keep your leafy friends alive while you are away on holiday

Get the little ones dirty these school holidays

Get the little ones dirty these school holidays

Playing with dirt in the garden is scientifically proven to release happy chemicals for our kids.

Sun 23 Dec 2018

Give a living gift this Christmas

Give a living gift this Christmas

Make it a colourful Christmas for those you love with these plants that are easy to grow

Sun 16 Dec 2018

Trap for young players

Trap for young players

Carnivorous plants are easy to grow and seem to hold a particular attraction for inquisitive youngsters

Sun 9 Dec 2018

Some blooming great Christmas gift ideas

Some blooming great Christmas gift ideas

The green thumb in your life will appreciate a thoughtful gift for the garden or outdoor space

Sun 2 Dec 2018

Don't let Bob bug your citrus crop

Don't let Bob bug your citrus crop

Bronze orange bug, otherwise nicknamed Bob or sometimes referred to as a stink bug, is a common pest of citrus during summer on the east coast of Australia.

Summer lovin' will ensure your garden survives

Summer lovin' will ensure your garden survives

Give them some attention and you can keep your plants happy and healthy in the hotter months.

Mon 26 Nov 2018

Why you’re attracting nasty mosquitoes

Why you’re attracting nasty mosquitoes

Scientists in Queensland have discovered a gene that explains why some people are more prone to mosquito bites than others.

Sun 25 Nov 2018

Beetroot a colourful star to boost vegie patch and health

Beetroot a colourful star to boost vegie patch and health

A source of folate and with reported antioxidant health benefits, there are lots of fantastic reasons to grow beetroot.

Turn heads with a display of this stunning flower

Turn heads with a display of this stunning flower

With its eye-catching, beautiful blooms, hibiscus is the show-off shrub of the plant world.

Sun 18 Nov 2018

When life deals lemons, use the lemonade variety

When life deals lemons, use the lemonade variety

Lemonade is much sweeter and doesn't have the intense sourness of most other lemons.

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