Gardening

Thu 11 Oct 2018

Quench your yearning to learn plants

premium_icon Quench your yearning to learn plants

Local botanist and Yengarie resident Tony van Kampen has volunteered his time to compile the comprehensive list of plants.

Tue 9 Oct 2018

Aussie push for Roundup weed killer review

premium_icon Aussie push for Roundup weed killer review

Cancer Council Australia has called for an independent review into the world’s most popular weedkiller — Roundup — after a US man won a $409m payout.

Mon 8 Oct 2018

International award to boost 'rose tourism' in Toowoomba

premium_icon International award to boost 'rose tourism' in Toowoomba

ROSE lovers from across the world could come to Toowoomba to see the city’s internationally-acclaimed rose garden in the future.

Sun 7 Oct 2018

Growing your own galangal

Growing your own galangal

A patient approach will reward you with galangal to spice up Asian dishes.

What's in a name? Label confusion persists

What's in a name? Label confusion persists

A mandevilla may have been called a dipladenia before, but either way, it can really lift your garden.

Fri 5 Oct 2018

Strange life forms: 'It's another world down there'

Strange life forms: 'It's another world down there'

AS PHOTOGRAPHER Steve Axford planted trees on his Northern Rivers property, he discovered something amazing.

Wed 3 Oct 2018

Bloomin' great time of the year for colour

Bloomin' great time of the year for colour

Great spring rains and warmer days have local gardens looking spectacular with lots of colour and new growth.

Sun 30 Sep 2018

Flowers that will aid your screening process

Flowers that will aid your screening process

Need to block out the neighbours or hide a hideous fence? These plants are up to the task.

Last segments of the mandarin season

Last segments of the mandarin season

One of the last varieties to bear fruit at the end of the season, honey murcott mandarins are juicy and sweet.

Sat 29 Sep 2018

GALLERY: Orchids blossoming bright this weekend

GALLERY: Orchids blossoming bright this weekend

FOR the local hosts of the 35th anniversary of the annual Hervey Bay Spring Orchid and Garden Spectacular, "it's all for the love of orchids”.

Fri 28 Sep 2018

Smell, but don't touch: Council's warning to rose pluckers

Smell, but don't touch: Council's warning to rose pluckers

Plucking a rose from the Elizabeth Park Rose Garden will end up being a very expensive mistake for unwary residents

Thu 27 Sep 2018

SPRING: Now is the time to enjoy the flowers

SPRING: Now is the time to enjoy the flowers

Spring is finally here. All the shrubs and trees I have pruned are growing fresh foliage and the bulbs I have planted have all come up.

Mon 24 Sep 2018

Toowoomba's premier event paves way for big milestone

premium_icon Toowoomba's premier event paves way for big milestone

THE celebration isn’t over for the 2018 Carnival of Flowers yet but organisers are already planning for next year’s 70th anniversary.

Sun 23 Sep 2018

Evergreen has a flair for the dramatic

Evergreen has a flair for the dramatic

For a dazzling range of leaf colours and patterns, look no further than the Chinese evergreen.

Lovely scent of nature's perfume

Lovely scent of nature's perfume

Capture boronia's exquisite sweet and fruity fragrance in your garden, a pot or as cut flowers.

Sun 16 Sep 2018

Berry tempting backyard delight

Berry tempting backyard delight

Fresh blueberries are a great addition to the garden, and will even grow successfully in a pot.

Enjoy the fleeting beauty of daylilies

Enjoy the fleeting beauty of daylilies

With lily-like flowers that last just one day, it's time to make the most of these hardy, low-maintenance plants.

Thu 13 Sep 2018

Orchid Show to bloom at Anglican Church

Orchid Show to bloom at Anglican Church

Maryborough and District Orchid Society will host the Spring Show with displays from six clubs

Sun 9 Sep 2018

Go troppo with bananas

Go troppo with bananas

Aussies eat more than five million bananas each day - here's how to grow your own.

Shorty shastas grow best in full sun

Shorty shastas grow best in full sun

These tough little daisy hybrids flower profusely, don't need staking and are easy to grow.

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