Tims Articles


  • This Bug Stinks! - Dec 1, 2008

    When I was growing up in Castle Hill my neighbour was such a tidy freak she used to vacuum the driveway. Once I even saw her vacuuming the Lemon tree in the backyard. It wasn't until I studied horticulture that I realised my neighbour was using the vacuum cleaner to suck the Stink Bugs off the tree. These cockroach looking bugs are al...

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  • Grow your own Blueberries - Nov 12, 2008

    The other day my mother was telling me how she had heard that a certain fruit could help prevent Alzheimer's disease. She couldn't remember what the name of the fruit was so it may be too late to help her. Scientists have discovered that Blueberries don't just taste great but they are good for you too. Blueberries are long lived easy to grow ...

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  • Paws can keep you poor? - Oct 23, 2008

    Anyone who has bought a Kangaroo Paw will know that this fussy native plant will be on life support it's entire short life. Numerous new disease resistant varieties have been released over the years but almost all are complete failures unless you grow them in a pot using a native potting mix. The only other way to get a Kangaroo Paw to surviv...

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  • Love the colour green - Oct 7, 2008

    I am looking out my window as I write this article. It is one of those perfect Spring days when everything in your garden shines. The Chinese Elms and Manchurian Pears have just come into leaf . The thing that I missed most during the drought was the colour green. Now I see green everywhere. I walked my dog up the street this morn...

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  • From little things big things grow! - Oct 6, 2008

    A mate of mine since school can only be described as a non gardener. He could quite happily live on the moon as long as he as he could take his lounge,television,coke and chocolate. His wife is even less enthusiastic about gardening having killed every indoor plant I have given them as gifts over the years. They built a new house on t...

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