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Don’s Tips – Chooks In Winter
Many people contact me during winter saying that their chooks have stopped laying eggs. This is quite normal. Most...
Don’s Tips – Repotting Bonsai
Winter, that is July/August is the time to re-pot all bonsai. You simply MUST do it at least every...
Don’s Tips – Plants In Winter
On a sunny day in winter, the garden can be a lovely place to be in. Winter is the...
Don’s Tips – Chocolate
The whole world loves chocolate. Its scientific name Theobroma cacao means “Food of the Gods”. The ancient Aztecs used...
Don’s Tips – Caffeine and Nicotine
What have coffee and cigarettes got to do with insects? Well, new research with insects has shown that plants produce...
Don’s Tips: Myth Of The Tap Root
Extremely heavy recent rains and windy days in coastal areas of Australia have caused many trees and shrubs...
Don’s Tips: Transplanting Large Shrubs and Trees
Winter is the best time of all to transplant larger shrubs and even trees. These plants are dormant in...
Don’s Tips: Weather Affects Flowering Times
Wattles in some areas of Australia are flowering early this year. The Queensland Silver Wattle is flowering 6-8 weeks...
Don’s Tips: Fences
Do you need a new fence? Well before you decide what sort of fence you want consider the...
Don’s Tips: Root Rot
If you’re in an area that experienced a lot of rain throughout summer and autumn, expect a lot...
Don’s Tips: Gardena Hose
Have you ever drunk water out of a garden hose and wondered about the plastic taste? Garden hose water...
Don’s Tips: Winter For Wild Birds
With winter now here many insect-eating birds will be scrounging for food as there aren’t many insects around in...