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Don’s Tips: Frangipanis
I absolutely adore frangipanis. They are excellent plants. They come in a huge range of flower colours, are deliciously perfumed...
Don’s Tips: Mistletoe
Many people email me asking about dense clumps of pendulous foliage in the middle of gum trees and many other...
Don’s Tips: Fungus
With all of the recent rains and humidity, expect lots of fungal diseases this summer. In general, healthy plants resist...
Don’s Tips: Camphor Laurel Leaves
I am constantly being asked about what bits and pieces of plants are OK to compost. Are camphor laurel leaves...
Don’s Tips: Long Hot Summer
This year is shaping up to be a hot one: a long hot summer. Many plants will really struggle this...
Don’s Tips: Mulches
Arguably the most important advancement in gardening in the 50 years is the availability of mulches. Mulches prevent weeds growing...
Don’s Tips: Bougainvilleas
Bougainvilleas are arguably the most spectacular flowering plants for the temperate to warmer areas of Australia. In general, their true...
Don’s Tips: Organic Vegies
Do you want to grow organic food at home? Well, you can, and it’s fairly easy. All vegies and fruit...
Don’s Tips: Getting On Well With Your Pet Bird
Do you have a pet bird like a cockatiel or a rainbow lorikeet or a budgie? If you do, would...
Don’s Tips: Wheelbarrows
The wheelbarrow is possibly the most important of all garden tools, but many people get the wrong sort. Never buy...
Don’s Tips: Why No Fruit
It is very common for plants like tomatoes, chillies or even eggplants not to fruit. Equally, plants like sweet peas...
Don’s Tips: Lawns
This is shaping up to be a loooong, hot summer ahead, so you should get onto your lawn right away....