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I Can’t Locate The Plant I Want For My Yard

Don's Expert Answers

Question From: Ben Mudge in  Cabarita Beach,  Cabarita Beach NSW   Nature of problem: I can’t locate a plant I want for my yard   Type of Plant (if known): Not known   Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself): Not   Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type: Sand   How […] read more


Don’s Tips: Myth Of The Tap Root

Don's Tips

    Extremely heavy recent rains and windy days in coastal areas of Australia have caused many trees and shrubs to blow over.  Have a good look at their roots. Most of us are told that all plants (especially trees) have a tap root.  This holds them upright and allows the plant to access reserves […] 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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