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To keep potted plants healthy and thriving, they need to be repotted regularly. This means taking them out of their container and putting them into a new, larger container with fresh potting mix. Repotting is done to provide your plant with extra space to grow and nutrients to keep them thriving.
Many insects are beneficial to have in the garden and repay their accommodation by eating the real pests, or otherwise being food for birds and other animals. Here are some good bugs you may find in your garden.
Citrus trees are among the most popular of all backyard fruit trees in temperate areas such as Sydney. To get the best crops from your trees, they need attention throughout the year. Follow our tips and seasonal guide to keep your citrus growing well all year round.
Australian native plants are drought-tolerant and low-maintenance, making them very popular. Find out our top Australian native plants to grow in your garden.
Roses are not always the easiest plants to grow, but they are among the most rewarding of all with their colourful and often fragrant blooms for much of the year. Here’s our rose guide that takes the angst out of rose growing.
Looking to spruce up shady areas in your garden? Here are the best plants to grow that thrive in the shade.
Looking to get your garden started with easy and low-care outdoor plants? These low-maintenance outdoor plants are great options for beginner gardeners.
Bonsai is a Japanese tradition that has gained popularity around the world. Bonsais are long-term plants. Got questions about how to care for your bonsai? We've got all the answers you need.
Australian native plants are gaining a following in gardens, especially flowering native shrubs such as grevilleas, correas, bottlebrush, lilly pillies and banksias. Here's a quick run-down of what you need to know about Australian native plants.
Olive trees have become trendy plants however they don't thrive indoors. Olives trees love the heat and sunshine and are better suited to grow outside.
Containers are a great way to showcase your favourite plants and inject a bit of personality into your home and garden. Whatever container your plant calls home, here are our top four tips to ensure your container garden thrives.
Check out this guide and you'll end up with pots that suit your needs, your space and your plants!
The plants you choose not only influence the aesthetic of your outdoor space but also impact on the swimming pool itself and its surrounds. Read our guide on choosing the right plants for your pool area.
How do you know which plants will work in your garden? Read our handy guide so that you can choose the plant that fits the brief.
Here are a few basic care tips and our top choices for tough outdoor plants to keep your garden looking great all year round, whatever the new season brings.
Got a shady outdoor spot in need of colour? Hardy hellebores are a delightful way to brighten it up. Hellebores feature beautiful, open flowers ranging from lime green and mauve, to white, dusty pink and crimson.
Any garden can be as colourful as you want it to be - even in the dead of winter. Include some of our favourite winter-flowering shrubs and you can have a cold-weather garden that's blooming with colour and fragrance. Grow a mix of evergreen, winter-flowering shrubs, climbers and perennials to bring colour to your garden, and also provide much-needed nectar and pollen for birds and insects.
Gardens that are filled with lush foliage look and feel cool. Use trees, clumps of palms or a plant-covered pergola to create summer shade in sunny areas or plant shade-loving foliage plants in courtyards or gardens with a shaded southerly aspect.
With space at a premium, sometimes it simply isn't practical to plant out a garden bed in your garden - or perhaps you want to grow some greenery where there's no soil to plant them to thrive in. Enter container gardening. It's perfect for those with small courtyards or balconies, and fabulous for those who rent.
The great advantage of dwarf fruit trees, besides the huge variety available, is the opportunity of having your own miniature orchard. Planting dwarf fruit trees lets you have more variety in one space and saves you time pruning, with no need for a ladder at harvest time.
To keep potted plants healthy and thriving, they need to be repotted regularly. This means taking them out of their container and either putting them into a new, larger container or replanting them into the same container with fresh potting mix. Here's how to repot your plants to provide extra growing space and nutrients.