A Melbourne garden in February.

By James Wall. It’s a celebration of flowers in the month of February. Hibiscus are blooming, as are dahlias, geraniums, sunflowers, fountain grass and even some golden oldies such as cleome and gaura. A lot of plants are at their peak, enjoying the long days of sunshine. Here is a piece about my observations this …

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Cot N Candy – is it an apricot or a plum?

By James Wall. One of the highlights of my summer has been harvesting the fruit from my Cot N Candy tree. This is a tree I have now grown for about six years. After  the third year, there was a bit of disappointment in this tree. It was becoming a big strong tree, but there …

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Zinnia becomes the first to flower in outer space.

Ahhh, this time of year the zinnia’s love the warm Melbourne weather. If its cold and wet, they very quickly succumb to some bacterial spots on the leaves. Warm days and enough water however and zinnias thrive. But now, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has tweeted images of the first flower to be grown in space …

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How To Make A Succulent Christmas Gift.

Succulent Gift Box Each year I love getting creative and coming up with new ways to decorate around the house for Christmas by using plants. Here is a fun and easy tutorial that I created to show you how you can make this succulent present, which would be a fun addition to the Christmas table …

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