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Bumps appearing on the trunk of my Silver Birch tree

Don's Expert Answers

Question From: Matt Jackson in  Point Cook,  Melbourne VIC   Nature of problem: Bumps appearing on the trunk of my Silver Birch tree   Type of Plant (if known): Silver Birch   Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself): Leaf drop, bumps on trunk starting from about 50cm from base going up the tree and […] read more

Erythrina x sykesii

Don’s Tips: Coral Trees Could Kill You

Don's Tips

Summer is the time when some trees fall over or drop branches on hot days. The question is which trees and why? Well the world’s worst tree for dropping huge limbs or falling over is the coral tree – usually called Erythrina indica. This is a weed tree spread by humans: almost any part of […] read more

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Fertilisers and the Environment

Don Burke’s blog

Don Burke says the best thing you can do for the environment, as a gardener, is not abuse fertilisers. Don’t overdo it, don’t use the wrong ones and if you’re close to bushland, think about the water running off your property.    Modern fertilisers have revolutionised both gardening and agriculture. Without them, millions of people […] read more

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Stepping Out

Jim Fogarty’s Landscaping Blog

Jim Fogarty has tips on everything you need to know about paving – the different material options plus all the decorative patterns used to lay them.   Paving is a dominant feature in gardens that needs special attention if you want to keep up with garden trends. There are endless options with products, sizes, and […] read more

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When Feathers Fly

Megg Miller’s Poultry Blog

Want some fresh turkey to cook for Christmas dinner, not frozen? Really fresh, like alive? Megg Miller has some tips you ought to read before you sharpen the axe.   What’s on the menu for the oncoming Christmas celebrations? Some species of poultry have ‘festive season’ written all over them. Centuries ago peacocks were the […] read more

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