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November Garden Guide 2019

“Everything that slows us downs and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace” ~ May Sarton ~ Feature Plant: Choko! The vine dwelling Choko is delicious when steamed, roasted or...

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Stunning Orchid Grown with Katek

Stunning Orchid - Grown on Katek of Course! This Exotic blue Vanda Orchid was grown from a tiny seed in tissue culture to begin with and look at it now! Grown in ideal location in part shade and receiving partial afternoon sunshine, this orchid is one of many species...

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How to Improve Clay Soil

Clay soil is sticky, heavy and more challenging than your regular loamy soil.  Clay soils drain slowly so can stay saturated for long periods after rain.  When clay dries, it is usually forms a cracked, hard surface. There are benefits to a clay soil however, which...

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How to Revive a Lawn that is Brown and Patchy

If an extreme dry season has taken its toll on your lawn and your lawn is like a fake tan gone wrong - brown and patchy - we can step you through what to do to get a lackluster lawn back to a healthy carpet of lush green. When your lawn is patchy after a dry Winter...

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October Garden Guide 2019

“The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies." ~ Gertrude Jekyll ~ Feature Plant: Rockmelon! Rolley Polley Juicy Fruit that's oh so delicious! This tasty fruit is best grown from seed in small pots and then transplanted to a warm, full sunny spot in the...

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How to Grow Pumpkins

Nothing says “Winter” to me more than a delicious pot of spiced pumpkin soup simmering on the stove! If you want to be stirring a pot of soup this winter or enjoying some roasted pumpkin on a Sunday, now is a great time to get those seeds in the ground! Choose a...

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September Garden Guide 2019

“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.” ~ Ruth Stout ~ Feature Plant: Zinnia! A smaller sunflower relation with colours that pack a punch! Known for their long tall stalks of up to 70 centimetres high and their pompom like...

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August Garden Guide 2019

““Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” ~ Luther Burbank ~ Feature Plant: Mulberry! Juicy, Sweet & Oh So More-ish!  Mulberries are common in most home gardens, known for their delicious...

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Ray Eather, Marlee NSW

‘I FIRST TRIED SUPER BOOSTER ON MY VEGETABLE SEEDLINGS AND MY VEGETABLE GARDEN. I COULDN’T BELIEVE THE DIFFERENCE IT MADE IN SUCH A SHORT TIME. ‘I REALLY WAS QUITE BLOWN AWAY, I HAVE NEVER HAD SUCH A GREAT CROP AND HARVEST. I AM ALWAYS COMPLIMENTED ON HOW HEALTHY AND...

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July Garden Guide 2019

"I like gardening, it's a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself." ~Alice Sebold~ Feature Plant: Pansy! Bright, happy faces in the garden!  An explosion of colourful, cheery faces in your garden this cold season - the common Pansy has come a long way...

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House for Daniel – Building a Safer future for all children

House for Daniel, the home of the Daniel Morcombe Foundation has recently been opened in Palmwoods, Qld. Katek in partnership with Lindsay Rural`s Nambour branch and the Sunshine Coast Garden Club were greatly privileged to be among the many local businesses able to...

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Joan Juler, Gympie, South East Qld

An avid gardener Joan is always outside in her beautiful gardens. She grows a range of bright, colourful, odd and usual plants ranging from; hibiscus, hydrangeas, orchids, gingers, natives, bromeliads, flowering shrubs & trees as well as hardy succulents and...

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June Garden Guide 2019

“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” ..Khalil Gibran.. Feature Plant: Bird of Paradise! The beautiful Bird of Paradise is truly one of a kind! Also known as Strelitzia reginae it is an easy low...

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How to Grow Hibiscus

Bring a bit of the tropics to your garden with some dramatic, bold and colourful hibiscus! Choose a Variety Choosing a variety is not just a case of picking a flower colour; there are single, semi-double and double blooms in a wide variety of shades from soft yellow...

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May Garden Guide 2019

“Gardeners live in beautiful places, because they make them so.” ~Joseph Joubert~ Feature Plant: Geranium! Classic colours & Memorable Scent!  Pelargoniums or widely known as Geraniums are one of the easiest flowers to grow with a tolerance for full sun positions...

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Rae & Gaye Harris, Buderim Qld

Rae & Gaye have been using Katek products for many years in their tranquil garden in Buderim. The garden is a work of art, pulling together seperate feature areas and created for quiet...

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