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Lots of praying mantises today.  This one had a hold on a hummingbird before Mrs J, hearing a small commotion in the bush, reached in to rescue it.   317 more words


How and When to Plant Spring Bulbs

When to plant

If you want to fill your garden with colour next spring, plant bulbs from October to December, before the first frost. Daffodils, tulips, crocus are just some of the plants to choose from. 631 more words

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Need Advice On Organic Gardening? Read On

Some homeowners put a great deal of care and detail into their yards. From ponds and stone walkways to rose beds and gazebos, people take landscaping seriously. 308 more words


Frosty Sculptures

Frost is always a challenge in the garden and there are always some plants that don’t survive especially after three frost in a row. Plectranthus argentatus… 99 more words

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In Contrast

Sometimes it’s a challenge to capture with a camera what your eyes are telling you. You see a beautiful moment. A beautiful combination of shapes or colors. 150 more words


Growing Australian Plants

Found a great link the other day to web version of the Growing Australian Plants booklets, that were published in the early 1970s and 80s. This series had a wealth of information and has been updated by the Australian National Botanic Gardens  – … 10 more words

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