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 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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A new florist to welcome in Mother’s Day.

It is with absolute pleasure that we introduce our new florist Blair Edwards to Gardenworld. Blair has a passion for flowers and has been putting together beautiful bouquets here since January. Prior to that he had a florist in Chelsea, so is well know by some of our regulars. He studied under Dot Humphris and …

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A major revolution in mulch is here.


Here is a new mulch that was developed by the proud 4th generation farmer and agronomist Sarah Curry. It was back in 2009 and she was pregnant with her first child at the time and was thinking how messy and time consuming mulching can be. Those bales can also be very dusty – what else …

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By James Wall. It was with admiration for the level of participation in the creation of  what was standing before me. There were five days until the Garden Show started and lots of people were involved in getting it ready. These included the lads from Avoca Landscape Construction who were halfway through the mock bridge …

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Student gardens at the 2015 Melbourne Flower Show

Green Haven - Andrew Genovese - Melbourne Polytechnic

By James Wall. Avenue Of Achievable Gardens. You can always find a little bit of inspiration in the student gardens and this year the standard was set very high. Never have I seen so much creation, new school thinking and good use of plants. One day some of these horticultural and design students will be …

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Hanging baskets at the 2015 Melbourne Flower Show

Once again the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) held their hanging basket competition at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden show. This event is not really about winning, it’s more about participation and creativity. Gardeners start with a basket which they pick up at their local nursery. Gardenworld alone had some 30 entrants. They each have …

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Gardenworld at 2015 Melbourne Flower Show

By James Wall We are proud to once again be involved in the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show which starts today and goes until Sunday. Here are some of the things Gardenworld have been up to: Candeo Design – The Bronzed Brolga Brent Reid – Candeo Design. Brent runs his company out of the …

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Bumper harvest from the summer that was.

Tomato San Marzano

By James Wall As summer concludes, there is an element of fondness for the good things in life that the season has brought before us. There are lots of memories. Spaghetti sauce with home grown tomatoes – not out of a can. Jars of chutney. A little bit of chilli added to the dish once …

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