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Don’s Tips – Rocks
If you want strong, dramatic effects in your garden, you can’t beat rocks. Rocks can be used around ponds or...
Don’s Tips – Spring Vegies
How are your vegies growing? Now is a critical time to take stock. Watch out for leaf vegies like lettuce,...
Don’s Tips: Orange Blossom
Spring came very early this year and citrus loved it. We take oranges, lemons and other citrus for granted. Even...
Don’s Tips – Tomatoes
Tomatoes are the most popular home-grown vegetable in Australia (even though they are technically a fruit). They produce more fruit...
Don’s Tips – Sweet Corn
One of the most amazing and fun experiences for families with young children is the growing of sweet corn. These...
Don’s Top Tips Don’s great gardening tips have always been a feature of Burke’s Backyard over the last 17 years....
Don looked at some ‘must do jobs’ for spring. Repot now Over the next few weeks plants will make about...
Don’s Tips – Snakes
Wildlife are behaving a bit differently this year. Most native bird species have gone to nest about 3-4 weeks earlier...
Don’s Tips – Mowers
The lawns are already growing like mad, so it’s time to get the lawn mower serviced. Once a year you...
Don’s Tips – Vertical Vegie Gardens
If you have very little space to grow food plants like herbs and vegetables, perhaps a vertical garden is what...
Don’s Tips – Why Carrots Fork
Soon it will be time to grow carrots in the garden. They are fun and easy to grow and come...
Don’s Tips – Herbs In Winter
During winter there are some herbs that are well worth growing. There are lots of varieties of mint: common mint,...