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How Can I Stop Growth of Neighbours’ Ficus Roots?

Don's Expert Answers

Question From: Irene Dunstan in  Stratton,  Perth WA   Nature of problem: neighbours 25 yrs old ficus roots are pushing my fence over what can I do to stop the roots from growing further they are already taken over a fair bit of my garden   Type of Plant (if known): ficus benjamina ??   Symptoms of Plant Illness […] read more

LED Lights

Don’s Tips: LED Lights

Don's Tips

  Probably the best electrical innovation to come along in the last 20 years is the LED light. These lights use very little power – far less than quartz halogen lights or old fashioned light bulbs. LED lights in torches or small devices have revolutionized portable lighting – the greatest advance ever!  If you go […] read more

Don and Stuart Wagstaff

Stuart Wagstaff

Don Burke’s blog

Our friend Stuart Wagstaff passed away on 10th of March. We knew him as a most generous and professional gentleman with a sparkling & witty sense of humour. We would like to share part of our very special time with Stuart some years ago with one of the most fun celebrity gardener segments we ever […] 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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