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I have two rows of Golden Diosmas that are slowly dying off, one by one. It starts off in one or two branches and then spreads to the whole plant. They are in the same garden bed as two palm trees but some of the plants closest to the palms are fine (so far). There is also a hedge of pittosporum growing next to them which was planted at the same time and is doing well.

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Question From: Mark Henderson in  Greenwood,  Perth WA   Nature of problem: I have two rows of Golden Diosmas that are slowly dying off, one by one. It starts off in one or two branches and then spreads to the whole plant. They are in the same garden bed as two palm trees but some of the plants […] read more

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Don’s Tips: Gardenias

Don's Tips

Gardenias are one of the best of all groups of plants. They are dense smallish shrubs with dark green, shiny leaves and purest white, richly perfumed flowers. It really doesn’t get much better than that. They are easy to grow, but you need to know what they like: they prefer full sun for most of […] read more

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Joshua’s Garden

Don Burke’s blog

Don Burke shows how he built a raised garden bed so his two-year-old Grandson Joshua could launch his vegie-gardening career.   Growing vegies in raised garden beds is probably the easiest and best way to grow them. We purchased some organic garden soil and used an expert to inspect the pile first for suitability. The […] read more

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Structured Progress

Jim Fogarty’s Landscaping Blog

Jim Fogarty says as indoor and outdoor spaces merge, building structures outdoors has become a key part of modern garden design. Gardens have become so much more than just garden beds, a few trees and a lawn. In our great climate, people want to spend more of their downtime outdoors. There is a yearning to […] read more

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Anconcas

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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