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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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Megg Miller’s Poultry Blog

Yes, you can have farm-fresh eggs even in a courtyard! Chook expert Megg Miller says there are small, docile chicken breeds perfect for very small areas.   Could you keep a couple of hens if you’ve got just a teeny backyard? Would it be fair to the birds or must they have a large area […] read more

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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


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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