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My Garden Path – James Brincat – Fact Sheets – Gardening Australia

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SERIES 31 | Episode 29

We meet James Brincat, who is Area Chief Ranger for Parks Victoria, looking after a number of sites on Wadawurrung, Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung Country: his remit includes Point Cook Coastal Park, Werribee River Park and Werribee Park, all about 30km south-west of Melbourne.

But it’s the 25 hectares of formally laid-out gardens, parkland and productive areas around Werribee Mansion that is where the horticulture happens and that’s what he loves.

The Victorian State Rose Garden is a major feature – the 5,000 roses are tended by a dedicated team of about 60-70 volunteers who come out each week to prune, weed and care for the plants – as well as meeting up and having a cuppa. “This place is one of the largest community hubs in Werribee,” James says. That is due in no small part to his open, friendly leadership.

James

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Gardening: Fall is the best time to work in the garden | Columnists

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It is official, with the cooler weather and the shorter days, that fall is here.

And with the advent of fall, now is the best time to get started in the garden.

Whether starting from scratch or just fixing up and adding to a preexisting landscape, the cooler weather is the ideal time to begin.

Planting now as the weather cools down will allow trees and shrubs to establish before the heat of the summer.

Gardening can be daunting at first, but there are so many benefits from both the act of gardening and the garden itself, it can be truly rewarding.

There some steps to follow to ensure success and achieve the desired goals for the garden. And with these steps, the two most important are planning and soil preparation.

There are many different aspects to take into account in terms of starting a garden. You must recognize the

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Gardening: Is your garden hose water safe?

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You’ve been picking peas, harvesting herbs and watering watermelons all day.

Really? It took you all day to do three simple tasks?

It probably was the 100-degree heat — slows me down too.

Clarence Schmidt

Anyway, you’re dehydrated and need a drink of water. The house is 219 steps away. The garden hose is in your hands. Easy decision?

It could depend on the quality of your hose.

Gardeners want to grow crops as close to toxic-free as possible. Organic seeds, healthy soil, organic fertilizers and avoiding harmful herbicides and pesticides are all essential. However, one important item deserves more attention. Garden hoses.

Better known as agricultural streaming devices (actually, nobody ever called them that), garden hoses were not designed to supply drinking quality water.

In 2011, 2012 and 2013, Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Ecology Center (ecocenter.org) tested over 200 garden hoses for water leaching and hazardous metals. “Municipal drinking water held in

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Gardening: Screening plants allow you to enjoy more privacy

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Little Gem southern magnolia being used as a privacy screen.

Special to the Star-Telegram

Privacy is a prized commodity in today’s squeezed urban living.

Our little outdoor retreats are conjoined at the gas grills, and we’re trying to figure ways to isolate ourselves from those all around us.

Often that task falls to our landscapes, and fences come first. Certainly, wood fencing and brick or stone walls give great visual blockage, but they’re also, shall we say, rather like prisons. Plants can step in to soften them.

Vines are your best bets for relaxing the harshness of walls. But you’ll need to know how each type of vine climbs and which will be the best match for your particular structure.

Some types of vines twine around their supports, winding around wood or metal as they grow upward.

Carolina jessamine and the various honeysuckles are classic examples. They’re great

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Gonzales Garden Club gets back to talking about gardening through virtual meetings | Ascension

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While the coronavirus has forced many people to cancel plans and activities, gardeners have had more time to tend to their flowers, shrubs and plants.

Members of the Gonzales Garden Club talked about the measures they took to keep their plants growing during a Sept. 2 meeting. However, it wasn’t their usual gathering.

After months of suspended activities, the Gonzales Garden Club turned to the internet for its first meeting for the 2020-21 season.

Fourteen members attended virtually with the promise that more members will access the video conferencing program next month. President Jamie Trisler followed the routine schedule of the pledge, prayer, roll call, old and new business and featured program presentation.

Members cited examples of the impact the pandemic has had on their gardens. Many said their time spent at home resulted in outdoor success. Some stayed away from plant nurseries and bought seeds online; others propagated from

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She quit her job for full time rooftop kitchen gardening : The Tribune India

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Deepkamal Kaur

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, September 28

Till a few months back, Vandana Walia Bali, a former scribe, was working at a private firm but she finally chose to quit her job and take to what had been her passion over the years.

Residing at Ekta Vihar Phase-II in Mithapur, this ardent nature lover is now not just growing her own seasonal vegetables, but also maize, lemons, mausami, loquat, amla, guava, narangi, mangoes and medicinal plants such as tulsi, aloe vera, ashwagandha, moringa, kadi patta and stevia – all on her rooftop and through an organic mode.

“We all need safe and fresh vegetables to stay healthy and build immunity, especially in the ongoing pandemic situation. But most of us do not have space to grow them. I have myself experimented and found that rooftop kitchen gardening can be the best solution since it gives a lot of space

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Gardening in Wisconsin: Garden Calendar

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Wisconsin Yard and Garden Tips



December, 2017



Plant Hardiness Zones Map | Last Spring Frost Map | First Fall Frost Map
UW Extension County Offices

By Sharon Morrisey, Consumer Horticulture Agent, Milwaukee County University of Wisconsin Extension



Wisconsin Yard and Garden Tips is updated monthly by Milwaukee County UW-Extension. Applicability in northern Wisconsin counties may be delayed one to two weeks in spring, and advanced a like period in fall.










It seems unreal that after 23 years of submitting a garden calendar every single month (well, almost), this is my final one. As I mentioned last month, I am retiring next month. But I think 23 years is long enough for a feature such as this. Surely, my successor will be full of enthusiasm
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Of Plums and Pignuts | forest gardening and perennial vegetables

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Plants

The core of this site is a collection of plant portraits, covering the propagation, growing, harvesting, storing and eating of individual plants used in forest gardening. The Plant Portrait feed in the main menu above or the list of plants in the right sidebar (at the bottom if you are using a mobile phone) lead to articles on the species and techniques used in forest gardening, or use the Search box to find a species. The Plant Lists menu item gives information on many plants in table form, while the Get plants menu gives some pointers on where to get forest garden plants from and my own trade list.

Forest gardening

If the whole concept of forest gardening is new to you, there is a potted explanation here. The Methods feed is where articles about forest gardening methods end up, and the forest garden log and my Facebook page

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100 Expert Gardening Tips, Ideas and Projects that Every Gardener Should Know

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100 Expert Gardening Tips, Ideas and Projects that Every Gardener Should Know. Spectacularly impressive gardening projects and hacks!

We’re right in the middle of spring, the perfect time to start planting flowers, vegetables, herbs, and more!  Gardening season is upon us and it’s in full swing.  Whether you are brand new to gardening or you have a veteran green thumb, you know that gardening is a rewarding way to spend more time outdoors—or make the most of your indoor space!  While gardening is fun, it can also be very challenging.  It’s a subtle art and science since many plants require delicately balanced conditions in order to thrive.  These gardening tips and tricks are easy and affordable, and will help you to get the best results this year!

Make a drip feeder using an old soda bottle.

Make a drip feeder using an old soda bottle.

Have plants (especially vegetables) that do better if the moisture is delivered at their roots instead of from overhead?  One cheap and simple way to make a drip feeder which you can

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2021 Home Gardening. Growing superb garden plants, seeds. By Garden Hobbies.

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Growing Superb Plants In Your Home Garden in 2020



Petunia Flowers


 


      Welcome to Garden Hobbies, a great place for
you and your plants……..




Gardening News:


Garden Alert!!!
The Coronavirus is impacting many, many things in our lives. From a
gardening perspective, you need not panic. But, for the success of your
gardening season, it is very important that you read the posting in our
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The search for garden seeds hits prime time. While many people have
been searching for seeds since the beginning of the new year, seed sales
hit their peak in March. It also coincides with the available of seed
stock and varieties offered by your favorite online and local in-store
retail outlet. As we progress through the month, an increasing

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