Japanese black pine bonsai cutting candles in Summer (December) in Melbourne

Another Japanese black pine undergoes candle cutting in summer. Also needle plucking to even out growth on all branches also happens now. Also good opportunity to do some wiring as well.
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Auriculas and How to Grow Them

Primula auricula, more commonly known as auricula, mountain cowslip or bear’s ear, is an alpine flowering plant that originates from the mountain ranges of Central Europe. The auricula first appeared in European gardens around the middle of the sixteenth century. Since then its rather beautiful ‘unreal’ appearance has made it a collectors plant and has led to the creation of many cultivars including show varieties. The Victorians in particular had a fondness for this showy little plant and it became fashionable to display many varieties in auricula theatres. This little plant is easy to grow. Here follows a short guide to growing auriculas and some of my favourite varieties.

How Often Should You Mow Your Lawn?

The weather conditions can often determine how often you mow your lawn, but lawns do need some tender loving care when it comes to mowing. Generally with the tropical weather on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast the rule is to mow fortnightly during the warmer months and every three weeks when it is cooler. During the current Autumn period the intervals between mowing increases slightly to 3 weekly.

Why Aquaponics Remains Crucial to Everyday Living

Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture (fish farming) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil). Aquaponics allows fish and plants to thrive in a closely monitored system. It has been lauded as one of the most efficient farming systems ever devised by man. Aquaponics requires only one-tenth of the water that normal farming requires. This makes it a perfect farming system for geographical areas that are too hot or that do not enjoy enough rainfall.

Garden and Garden Tools

We have all heard the statement “The right tool for the right job”. You would not take a set of pruning shears to cut a big branch off a tree, or a chain saw to trim up roses. It is advisable to use a pruning trimmer to trim up green leaf items like daffodils, or a ratchet cutter for people without muscles in their hands and be sure to keep your garden gloves on. Another item to trim up a branch is with a pruning saw, even if it is higher up than you can reach.

A Rock Garden Great for Low Maintenance Landscaping

One of the easiest and maybe the cheapest ways to enhance the landscape around your home is to build a rock garden. Rock gardens can be planted with a few complimentary plants, or many plants. The rocks are the featured pieces of these gardens, and will require very little maintenance to stay in top condition. Rock gardens are very useful to place in your landscaping where mowing may be a problem, or trees may cast excessive shade.

Perennial Gardening 101

Perennial Flower Gardening can be fun and the rewards you reap makes much greater enjoyment watching the fruits of your labor bloom with those vibrant colors that’s only found in perennials. Perennials are unique, returning each spring time to bloom again and multiply. Annuals dies every fall and perennials continues to live for decades.

The Many Advantages Of Buying Plants From A Wholesale Nursery

Advantages of Wholesale Plants – If you’re looking to buy a large amount of ferns, perennials, shrubs or trees, a wholesale nursery is the way to go. Buying any item wholesale give you an advantage of cheaper prices, as well as having the upper hand on retailers. Some retail prices are great, but by buying wholesale you get you plants at the retailers’ price.

How to Grow Mushrooms in Your Own Garden

If you’re a mushroom fanatic, chances are you’re paying a hefty price to pick up the precious fungi at your local grocery. Since hunting wild mushrooms can be risky business, many mushroom lovers are now opting to grow their own at home. This article shares tips and tricks how to grow your own mushrooms at home.

Benefits of Aquaponic Gardening

Do you have a garden and grow vegetables or any herbs? Have you ever heard of an aquaponic garden? This is a garden that produces healthy vegetables and fish.

Something Shady About Shade Gardens

Clarifying light requirements often used in the plant and garden industry. These light suggestions are on the growing tags of plants but the placement of the garden dictates the type of plants needed to be successful.

3 Ways Gardening Can Make You Healthy

Gardening was the first thing invented by man, that I think started civilization. Before man started to grow his own food, he had to live in small groups of hunter gatherer tribes. Not until food could be harvested in a communal way could cities or states come about. Too many people have now lost the idea of gardening as a way to create a healthier society and are far removed from where their food comes from.

How to Start Healthy and Productive Organic Garden

This article discuss the benefits of growing your own vegetables. It will help you to start your own organic garden.

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