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March Garden Guide 2019

"The garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness, it teaches industry & thrift; above all it teaches entire trust." ~ Gertrude Jekyll ~ Feature Plant: Gazania! Superbly Bright! Sun loving & easy to grow! Haling from wild flowers in...

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Exciting Times with the Garden Gatherers @ Glenwood, Qld!

Lynda & Jordan have been out & about again this year, sharing our wonderful products with the many friendly faces of the Glenwood Garden Gatherers. A great morning sharing gardening tips and tricks, some detailed knowledge of our range of fertilisers and how...

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Anne Fraser, Pie Creek Qld

Anne Fraser, Pie Creek, Qld A long-time garden enthusiast, Anne has created her garden with an amazing assortment of drought tolerant and sun hardy varieties of flowers, shrubs, natives, vegetables & fruit trees to suit the harsh Queensland weather. A big fan of...

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February Garden Guide 2019

Feature Plant: Chillies! Red Hot & Spicy! For all your cooking & marinade needs! Grow your own chilli plant easily from seed or seedlings. Haling from the desert & heat of Mexico and related to the capsicum family, Chillies sure pack a punch in lots of...

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January Garden Guide 2019

Feature Plant: Protea! These South African beauties are used to the harsh summer sun! A definite highlight for any garden, Proteas put on a magnificent show of bright, goblet shaped blooms from late winter to spring. You can grow them in an exposed, full sun position...

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December Garden Guide 2018

"No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden."  ~Thomas Jefferson~ Feature Plant: Basil! Think Delicious Italian style dinners & aromatic herbal remedies! A powerful immune booster, and stress...

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Ross Cotton & The Veggie Patch, Hervey Bay Qld

Ross Cotton lives in the coastal township of Hervey Bay, Queensland. Ross's Herb & Vegetable garden has grown into a highly productive food production. 'People ask me how do you keep your garden looking so healthy? The answer is quite simple. STOP using...

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November Garden Guide 2018

"When gardeners garden, its not just the plants that grow, but the gardeners themselves."    ~ Ken Druse ~ Feature Plant: Spinach! Popeye's favourite, spinach the super green! This dark green leafy vege is packed with loads of nutrients important for skin, hair and...

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Out & About visiting Curra Garden Club!

🌿🌷 Lynda & Jordan from the Katek Admin Team, spent last Saturday sharing the goodness of Katek Fertilisers and showing our range of new products to local Curra Garden Club. Was a great afternoon spent sharing knowledge and gardening tips and tricks!...

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October Garden Guide 2018

Feature Plant: Waterlily! Are you looking for that little splash of colour in your dam or feature pond? Then a water lily is for you! Most hardy varieties of this water dwelling plant flower between October and March and come in a rainbow of colours including white,...

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How to Grow Beautiful Roses

A garden filled with deliciously fragrant rose blooms, a pot overflowing with colour or a vase of stunning roses adorning the kitchen bench can't help but put a smile on your face!  Roses are one of the most rewarding flowers to grow.  If you want to know how to grow...

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September Garden Guide 2018

Feature Plant: Eggplant! Eggplant! Related to potatoes and tomatoes, the fruit is known as a vegetable, but it is actually a berry fruit by botanical definition! Eggplants are very frost tender and love the sunshine so be sure to plant these in an area that receives...

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The Best Lawn Fertilizer + When & How to Fertilise your Lawn

A lush green lawn can be the envy of the street.  A simple maintenance routine can ensure your lawn looks amazing all year long!   When Establishing a New Lawn A good foundation is essential to successful establishment of new turf.  Getting the soil right before...

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August Garden Guide 2018

The plant of immortality! Did you know that aloe vera was use by Ancient Chinese and Egyptians for a variety of illnesses, external and internal! This plant is so versatile in growing environment and use!

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How to Grow Healthy Citrus Trees

Fruit trees are a great investment, the gift that keeps giving! A simple maintenance routine will keep them producing glorious fruit, year after year! Where to Plant Choosing a position with at least five hours a day of sunshine is the key to productive fruiting.  A...

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The Qld Garden Expo in Nambour!

Katek has had another great few days at the Queensland Garden Expo in Nambour. We had our Display Stand showcasing our full range of small products and liquids on site and had loads of fun chatting to all our loyal customers about our products and hearing about their...

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