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Winter wonders

As our gardens turn into the subtle shades of autumn and winter, this doesn’t have to mean a complete lack of colour, there are still many plants that choose these seasons to show off their best...
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Meadows, walls, and home grown goodness

After 20 years, the Melbourne Flower and Garden Show (MFGS) has a sense of quiet confidence to its displays and show gardens and continues to be a crowd pleaser for five frenetic days. In...
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Stop your whining

As promised on the Blue Bee Garden Design facebook page for those of you like me who are juicy mosquito magnets here’s a list of common plants with mosquito repellent properties. For the rest of...
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Apple of my eye

I absolutely love apple trees, in spring they are dazzling with their delicate petals, drought tolerant and then of course there are the apples. If you haven’t picked an apple off a tree, you...
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Over the Rainbow with Fabulous Foliage

Tired of constantly deadheading the daisies and roses just to have a bit of colour in the garden I decided to delve into the world of coloured foliage. Garden colours are strongly influenced by...
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Happy New Year – what veggie sign are you?

Capsicum - December 22 to January 19 Those with the Capsicum sign can have overwhelming, spicy personalities that bring tears to those around them. In 2015 capsicums will need to use their...
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A Galling Problem

The back yard lemon tree is a much loved institution in many suburban backyards. But an insidious pest has been making its mark. It starts slowly with small oblong shaped lumps or tumours...
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Seed Raising Tips

10 easy tips to get the most from your little ones.. With the bright days of summer finally upon us, I started paying serious attention to my neglected veggie patch. This year rather than hitting...
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Pruning Fruit Trees

Moving to a new address can have many challenges; strange locks to negotiate, finding the light switches, figuring out the hot water system and that’s just the house! Perhaps like me, you...
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