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Green micro-breaks’ could boost work productivity.

Forget siestas, ‘green micro-breaks’ could boost work productivity Kate Lee, University of Melbourne; Katherine Johnson, University of Melbourne; Kathryn Williams, University of Melbourne; Leisa Sargent, University of Melbourne, and Nicholas Williams, University of Melbourne Most of us know firsthand that spending time in nature can make us feel better. This isn’t just a placebo effect: …

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Australian designer awarded medal at Chelsea.

For those without pay television, you may never have heard of Charlie Albone. He is a Sydney based Landscape Designer who is also one of the hosts of a TV show called Selling Houses Australia. Basically they do up a house, and his job is to fix up the garden – on a budget. This …

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May in a Melbourne Garden.

By James Wall We have been watching the citrus trees with great interest lately. There are lots of orange and yellow fruit starting to ripen. There are mandarins, oranges and lemons aplenty. The Japanese seedless mandarin hasn’t fruited this year, but the Imperial has done well. The important thing right now is that the trees …

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Scale under the Gardenworld microscope

Scale insect – dots on a lemon tree.

It is just amazing how many scale insects are on just this one lemon, let alone what must have also been on the branches.  These scale eat the goodness out of the plant cells. They can literally bite into the skin of the plant. Heavy infestations like this one will weigh heavily on the plant. …

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