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Planting Hedges In Corners

Don's Expert Answers

Question From: Jean in PERTH WA   Subject: I want to plant it in an area of 2.5mX2m in the garden’s corner to block my neighbour’s view of our front yard as they are elevated .I do not intend to have it hedged but more like a shrub ,small tree and I intend to prune it a bit for […] 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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