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Plant suggestions for along a metal fence. Foot wide, long garden bed.

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Question From: Lisa Sutherland in  Cootamundra,  Wagga, Wagga  NSW   Nature of problem: Plant suggestions for along a metal fence. Foot wide, long garden bed.   Type of Plant (if known): Previous planting – Marigolds   Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself): Burning   Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting […] read more


Don’s Tips: Pergolas

Don's Tips

Nothing can beat the sheer pleasure of sitting out the back of your house under a pergola while enjoying a meal with friends. A wooden pergola with a grape vine over it is the most romantic of all options. Nonetheless, grape vines provide shade but do not protect you against rain. An insulated foam and […] read more


Joshua’s Garden

Don Burke’s blog

Don Burke shows how he built a raised garden bed so his two-year-old Grandson Joshua could launch his vegie-gardening career.   Growing vegies in raised garden beds is probably the easiest and best way to grow them. We purchased some organic garden soil and used an expert to inspect the pile first for suitability. The […] read more

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Magic Illusions

Jim Fogarty’s Landscaping Blog

Jim Fogarty says creating illusions is one of the great trade secrets used by garden designers. Here, he explains how he goes about to create your own little bit of design magic. There are many tricks that professional designers use to make the most of garden space. Illusion is one of the great secrets in […] read more



Megg Miller’s Poultry Blog

Anconas might be glamorous Italian fowls but they have a secret more people should know about – they’re pretty good layers as well as very good lookers. Ancona are attractive fowls that produce lots of lovely large white-shelled eggs. They tend to be kept mainly by show exhibitors but they are ideal as a purebred […] read more

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