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The Bird Whisperer
The Bird Whisperer © Don Burke. How would you feel if you were kidnapped by aliens and taken...
Vale Ben Swane
Legend, Hero and Champion are all very true descriptions of Ben Swane but Brave Trail Blazer and Immensely Practical Nurseryman...
The Ultimate Guide to Butterflies in the UK and How to Prevent Their Decline
Rachel, a friend of Burke’s Backyard from the UK, has recently shared her concerns with us regarding declining butterfly populations...
Vale Kim Morris
Sadly, on 9 January we lost Kim Morris, one of Australia’s most awe-inspiring horticulturists. In spite of massive problems with...
Finch Aviaries AVIARY NESTING SHRUBS. Native plants Acacia howittii ‘Honey Bun’ (dwarf wattle) Ht 1.5m Baeckea virgata ‘Miniature’ (or Dwarf)...
This year’s Burke’s Backyard Winter Tomato seeds include the popular Giant Tree Tomato and three other cool-season varieties for you...
Living With The Bush
Living with the bush Reader Meg Blackman’s email asking for more tips on caring for soils has sparked a new...
How Water Works in Australia
How water works in Australia Don Burke says recent research proves that everything from lowly weeds thriving through to ancient...
Don’s Tips – Bare-Rooted Trees
July is the best month of the year to buy all deciduous plants. The best selection of fruit trees...
Don’s Tips: Pergolas
Nothing can beat the sheer pleasure of sitting out the back of your house under a pergola while enjoying a...
Don’s Tips: Tropical Plants Now
February is the last month of summer, so it’s your last month to safely plant tropical plants so that they...
Don’s Tips: Tropical Plants
It’s time to plant tropical summer fruit trees like avocados, mangos, guavas and citrus. Yes, CITRUS are tropical fruits originating...