Tips To Create A Focal Point In The Garden

Tips To Create A Focal Point In The Garden – In the garden people should instantly feel that they are in a tranquil place of beauty, calm and enjoyment. One way to More »

Snakes In The Garden

Snakes In The Garden – To have a snake or two in the garden is good. Non-poisonous snakes, such as the common garter snakes, are beneficial creatures because they eat pest insects, More »

The Clovers

Clover is a major headache for many lawn owners. During the dry days of midsummer the bright green patches stand out against the dull and pale grass. This patchy effect is an More »

Protect Your Vegetable Garden From The Harmful Insects

Protect Your Vegetable Garden From The Harmful Insects -The harmful insects will eat your vegetables, destroy the stems, tear up the leaves and even worse, bore themselves into the plants you are More »

Garden Edging

Garden Edging – Any ‘fluid’ surface, whether concrete, tarmac or gravel, will need a firm edge to hold it in place while laying, and prevent it moving once it is down. This More »

 

Californian Poppies

Californian Poppies

The Californian Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) is a charming small, hardy annual, bringing an echo of West Coast sunshine to sunny places in poor, quick-draining soil. The species has bright orange-yellow, saucer-shaped, single flowers (about 7.5cm/3in across), borne in succession from early summer until mid-fall, and held 30-37cm/12-15in high above ferny blue-green leaves.

The flowers are followed by 7.5cm/3in cylindrical glaucous seedpods. There are several cultivars available, both semi-double and single, the former usually having wavy tissue-paper petals.

3 Reasons to start Collecting Rainwater for your Garden with a Water Tank

3 Reasons to start Collecting Rainwater for your Garden with a Water Tank


Throughout Brisbane and across many cities around the world, you may see an increasing number of water tanks being used on both residential and commercial properties. The purpose of these tanks is to collect and store rain that falls onto the property so that it can be used later as needed. There are an incredible selection of rainwater tanks available from various companies to suit all needs. These range in size from a few thousand litres to hundreds of thousands of litres, and there are styles such as slimline tanks, round tanks and underground tanks for you to choose from. Before you make the decision to invest in a new tank for your garden use, you should consider some of the top benefits associated with doing so.

Growing Ginger

Growing Ginger

Growing ginger – The ginger (Zingiber officinale) plant is an herbaceous perennial native to the tropical regions of Asia and India. The root has been used both in Asian cooking and in Chinese medicine for many centuries. Ginger is also grown in Jamaica and West Africa. In the United States, ginger is cultivated in Hawaii.

Ginger is a member of the Ginger plant family Zingiberaceae and is related to turmeric and cardamom. It should not be confused with the wild ginger (Asarum canadense) that is native to North America. Although not related botanically, the roots of the wild ginger have a similar pungent flavor and can be used to cook.

Cucumbers: Must-Have Vegetables In The Garden

Cucumbers: Must-Have Vegetables In The Garden

Before growing cucumbers in your garden make sure you give them plenty of room or provide them with something to climb on. Cucumbers are vine plants that usually grow on the ground and will spread to well over six feet in length. If you do not have the kind of room for these trailing vines you can train them to climb a fence or a trellis. A trellis trained or fence trained plant will produce better formed cucumbers.

When you get around to growing cucumbers you will have a large selection to choose from for planting. There are narrow, large cukes for eating right off the vine and short, fat cucumbers for pickling. But you can also pickle the long, narrow ones and the short, fat variety can be eaten raw in a salad.