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Best Small Ornamental Tree For Front Yard of Townhouse

Don's Expert Answers

Question From: Joanne in  Cronulla,  Sydney NSW   Nature of problem: Require information as to best small ornamental tree to plant in front yard of small townhouse complex   Type of Plant (if known): n/a   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 […] read more

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Don’s Tips – Catching Escaped Birds

Don's Tips

    Many pet birds, especially cockatiels, escape from their cages.  What should you do? The odds are that you won’t have a net on hand to catch it with, and even if you did, the bird will easily avoid capture. One very good technique is to use the garden hose with the normal nozzle […] 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 […] read more

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