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Chris Henbery - Victorian Apprentice of the Year 2015

Chris does it – Victorian Apprentice of the Year

Last night at The Crown Palladium, Gardenworld’s very own Chris Henbery was named the 2015 Victorian Apprentice Of The Year.  It capped off three wonderful years of combining study with work. Mike Callaway, horticulture teacher at Swinburne University at Wantirna, praised Chris’s exceptionally high standard of work and knew he would have a great chance …

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Chris Henbery a finalist for Apprentice Of The Year

Gardenworld is proud to announce that our very own apprentice Chris Henbery has made the final of The Victorian Apprentice Of The Year award. Chris has already won awards in the faculty of horticulture, but now he is up against the best of the rest. Chris has a real passion for plants and will go …

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The mystique of growing blueberries.

Last month, it was a privileged journey for me as I headed past Pakenham, turned off at Moe and drove about an hour up into the hills to visit my friend Joel, an organic blueberry farmer. Being winter, to some people these mostly leafless plants just look like big woody bushes, ranging from 3 foot …

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Winter pruning of an espaliered apple tree.

By Kevin Mankey – Espalier tree pruning July 2015. I remember reading in a gardening book years ago a quote saying that eventually every serious gardener will attempt to espalier a fruit tree. Put simply, espalier is the discipline of training and pruning a tree into a single-planed shape such as a fence line or …

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