Tims Gardening Column


  • Plants are back in fashion for Christmas! - Dec 1, 2017

    Will your house smell like Christmas? Dear gardening friendsIt’s been a busy week. Macarthur looks greener now but don’t be fooled, the soil is still bone dry. I’ve been seeing so many customers with plants that are dying due to lack of water. Huge Conifer hedges are turning yellow, then brown as the ground dries out. Solution...

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  • Will your house smell like Christmas. - Nov 24, 2017

    Christmas trees are coming! I can’t believe how quickly this year went.We are about to sell Christmas trees again.I had a phone call from Robbie, our Christmas tree farmer, to tell me his trees have never looked better. Robbie is a typical farmer so things could always be better, but this year he is giving them the thumb...

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  • Macarthur’s best kept secret? - Nov 17, 2017

    What makes plants grow? Dear gardening friendsI drive through Menangle twice a day trying to avoid Narellan road. There are some pretty gardens in the Main Street and the pink flowering trees called Cape Chestnuts have made the town famous. But I’ve also noticed that the Jacaranda trees flowering on the hillside leadin...

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  • Time to harvest Garlic - Nov 10, 2017

    Orchids make great gifts! My newsletter is a little bit late. Camden Garden Club came to look at my garden today. 75 members turned up with a chair under their arm, and then they sat in the shade of my trees and listened to my stories for a while, before wondering thru the Garden. My Garden is very private to me. I have a huge hedge...

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  • Time to plant Christmas colour! - Nov 3, 2017

    Pig art? Dear gardening friendsGreat news this week with the launch of a book all about Pig. Andrew Christie has written a book about the history of Pig and entered it in Fisher’s Ghost Art Award at Campbelltown Art Gallery. Pig has always been one of those creative types so it was only a matter of time before he was r...

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