Vintage spring planter pot.

Now that spring has officially sprung it is a great time to get outside and get creative in the garden! Here is a short DIY video where I show you how to create a fun and colourful pot by upcycling an old cast iron pot. There are many fantastic ways to create eye-catching displays in …

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Euphorbia – a gardener’s favourite.

By Kevin Mankey. Favourite Families: EUPHORBIACEAE. The question frequently pops up when you work in the nursery industry…”Do you have a favourite plant?” My answer would be not one individual favourite but more like a favourite family. The Euphorbias are one of the largest plant families with over two thousand members from all over the …

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The Yuyuan Gardens in the Old City of Shanghai.

Yuyuan Gardens By Bonnie-Marie Hibbs. Throughout my travels around China I had the opportunity to see a lot of different attractions and only a few gardens. Out of all the gardens I had the chance to visit this was by far my favourite and left me feeling the most impressed. This garden is beautifully landscaped …

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Chris does it – Victorian Apprentice of the Year

Chris Henbery - Victorian Apprentice of the Year 2015

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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A budding gardening celebrity is born !


By James Wall. There she stood talking to the camera. Hands waving about like a true gardening celebrity. By goodness, it was our budding young work experience girl, who became our award winning apprentice and is now our highly respected full time horticulturist who also writes a gardening blog on the side. Introducing Bonnie Marie …

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A Melbourne garden in winter.

Still some good trees available.

By James Wall, Gardenworld. It’s time to get off the couch, sharpen up the secatuers and face up to winter head on. There is so much that can be achieved – and when the wind is not blowing too hard from the south, Melbourne is not really that cold at all. Later, you come back …

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Citrus leaf miner – silvery lines on leaves.

There is one pest that has been making an appearance in almost every garden, and that is the citrus leaf miner, Phyllocnistis citrella. They are a common pest that attack citrus trees from summer to autumn, especially when the weather isn’t consistent. But they can also prove to be a problem in the early months …

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