Yearly Archive: 2013

Merry Christmas

December 20, 2013 Its only five more sleeps until Santa comes. I hope you have all been nice. Do you have visitors coming from interstate or around Victoria? I hope you and all your visitors have a wonderful Christmas. If you get a chance take them for a drive to look at the wonderful gardens around the region....
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Create the Spirit of Christmas

December 16, 2013 Now Summer is almost here and Christmas is just around the corner. Christmas magic is everywhere this week and even though Im not as organised as I would like to be I know it will all work out in the end. Gardens everywhere are looking great, our lawns and grassy areas are looking green and...
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Summer Rain Lawn Magic

December 10, 2013 Well did you welcome the rain this week? The summer weather on the weekend was stunning such a perfect mix for our gardens. Our landscapes, gardens and the surrounding countryside will be looking perfect for Christmas. If you need some help just call. Last week we top dressed and renovated some existing lawns and established...
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Prune Spring Flowering Shrubs

December 4, 2013 Stunning summer days showed their faces this week and then another beautiful band of rain swept past again. Can spring get any better than this? It really is a great time to be alive so get out into the garden. It’s great for the planet and its great for us too. I read the other...
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Free Greenwaste disposal at the Gillies Street Transfer Station.

November 28, 2013 omorrow, Saturday is the last day of the Ballarat City Councils free green waste disposal. Make the most of this opportunity and clean up around your place ready for summer. The council provided free green waste disposal as part of this year’s Fire Action Week. If you lawns are like mine they are growing quickly...
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Gift Giving Makes You Happy

November 25, 2013 The Melbourne Cup is over and Ballarat Show Day is behind us so its time to get our tomatoes in. Plant some in hanging baskets this year. Grab some good quality basket liner from your favorite nursery and use a good quality potting mix and plant a couple of plants in each basket. Tomato Tumbler...
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Create a Woodland Garden

November 11, 2013 The sunshine this week has given us a hint of summer ahead. Shade isn’t so welcome in winter but as we move into summer we will soon be looking for some shade. If you live in a new estate think and plan before you commit to a garden design. There are a whole range of...
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Spring Roses and Spring Racing

November 5, 2013 Spring is such a great time to be alive in Ballarat or anywhere for that matter. It has been a great week in Ballarat gardens. Lots of lovely rain and even some sunshine. The weekend is looking good for Springfest market Sunday. Take an umbrella for your walk around the lake just in case. Roses...
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Spring Garden Show

October 29, 2013 Last weekend was great weather for getting the washing dry however since then it’s been great weather for ducks. This wonderful rain will have all of the “Gardens in Spring” looking absolutely fabulous. This event has been  organized by the Friends of the Ballarat Botanic Gardens and is a great opportunity to have a look...
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A Purple Patch in Spring

October 21, 2013 TOP TIPS™ Wisteria Mint Bushes and Lilacs and are stunning at this time of year. Lilacs are drought tolerant once established and low maintenance too! There are a range of varieties, colours and heights to suite your garden. Prostanthera ovalifolia grows around 2.5m and smothers itself in flowers Mint bush smells like mint Lilacs can...
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