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What type of plants should we plant around a pool?

Don's Expert Answers

Question From: Emma in Sydney SA   Subject: What type of plants should we plant around a pool?   Type of Plant (if known): N/A   Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself): N/A   Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type: Sandy   How often do you water the plant:Will have a […] read more


How About Hens?

Megg Miller’s Poultry Blog

  How About Hens? Thinking of getting some backyard chooks but not sure what to do? Poultry expert Megg Miller has lots of tips on how to get set up and keep the girls laying happily.  Everyone wants chooks (and why not?): they are entertaining, they convert greens and table scraps into fresh eggs and […] read more

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Looks Like Timber!

Jim Fogarty’s Landscaping Blog

Jim Fogarty says there’s more than one way to bring the great look of timber into your garden design, and some of the easiest-care options don’t use any real timber at all.   Lots of people would agree that it’s hard to beat the look and feel of natural timber, but there are certain situations […] read more


Don’s Tips: Great Weeds

Don's Tips

Weeds are almost always mentioned in a negative way, yet they can be both useful and very beautiful. The mixture of sulphur-yellow flowers of cape weed with the purple of Patterson’s Curse in many areas of western Australia is truly beautiful.  The ground is washed with complimentary colours. Many grassy weeds produce seeds for native […] read more

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