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Can I build a deck around a lemon tree?

Don's Expert Answers

Question From: Kathryn in Vic VIC   Subject: Can I build a deck around a lemon tree?   Type of Plant (if known): Lemon tree   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 – poor soil (former river bed)   How often do […] read more

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Pecking Orders

Megg Miller’s Poultry Blog

There really is a pecking order in every henhouse, and it’s worth your while to give the newcomers a hand, to help them settle in, says Megg Miller.   With fowls it really is a girls’ world. Hens lay eggs regardless of whether a rooster is present and organise their pecking order to include a […] read more

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Land Holdings

Jim Fogarty’s Landscaping Blog

  Land Holdings Jim Fogarty says the right choice in retaining wall can turn formerly useless, sloping land into much more usable space for you to enjoy, and increase the value of your property at the same time. Any garden that has changes in levels will require a retaining wall of some sort. On a […] read more

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Don’s Tips: Cyclamen

Don's Tips

To cheer up your home you can get some flowering plans that perform well indoors. Cyclamen come in colours from purple to pink & white.  Often the flowers are perfumed too. These plants like cool weather and little water.  So DO NOT put them in a heated room – put them near the window in […] read more

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