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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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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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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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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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Another great weekend at the Gympie Garden Expo!

There was lots to do and plenty to learn at the Gympie Garden Expo over the weekend. Lots of knowledge and friendly advice at the many stalls selling native and exotic plants, garden ornaments, worm farms, bonsai displays and plenty of beautiful orchids. Amongst the...

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How to Grow Peas

One of our all-time favourite family kitchen job is shelling peas.  The fighting begins over who gets to pick the peas in the garden and ends with who gets the job of snapping the pods open and popping the little green gems into the bowl.  Peas are so easy to grow and...

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Bob & Glenise Wahrlich, Gympie Qld

Bob & Glenise have been using Katek products on their stunning garden since 2013. Being situated at the corner of their street, they get plenty of comments on their garden as the flowers are on display for all to enjoy. "I love to plant petunias for colour under...

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April Garden Guide 2019

“Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air." ~ Georges Bernanos ~ Feature Plant: Parsley! Iron rich & a household favourite, Parsley is a versatile herb used...

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How to Grow Tomatoes

Home grown tomatoes are the best of example that nothing tastes as good as what you grow yourself! The varieties you can grow in your garden may not store as long as shop bought ones – but they will be tastier and full of flavour!  Choose your Variety Tomatoes come in...

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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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