Tims Gardening Column


  • Grow Broccoli and catch fish - May 21, 2008

    A recent scientific report has found you will live longer if you eat Broccoli regularly. Adults don't mind eating Broccoli but kids would rather stick pins in their eyes than eat the stuff. I have had no trouble getting my boys to eat Broccoli because we pick it fresh from the garden so it tastes much nicer than the stale stuff you bu...

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  • New Rose Is A Winner - Apr 23, 2008

    Flower Carpet Roses have been a huge success since they were introduced more than 15 years ago. They were advertised as the first ever disease resistant ground cover rose. They have lived up to this but in truth they are sprawling small shrubs rather than ground covers. Growing to 80 cms high by 1.2m's wide they don't get that horrible Black ...

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  • Yellow Oleander Arrives - Apr 16, 2008

    I travelled through France and Italy about six years ago and noticed nurseries were selling yellow flowering Oleanders. We didn't have this colour in Australia at that time so it was very exciting. I was surprising last week when Yellow flowering Oleanders arrived at our nursery without any fanfare. Usually when a new release plant is coming ...

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  • Much Confusion About Zero - Apr 9, 2008

    Lots of weeds start to grow in Autumn so you may be planning on purchasing a weed killer soon. Ready to use weed killers are proving popular with customers because there is no messy mixing. The leading Ready to use weed killer is " Zero " but be careful there is also a Zero ready to use " once a year path weeder " and it's in exactly the same...

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  • Small Tree Is A Winner! - Mar 13, 2008

    With blocks of land getting smaller people are looking for compact growing trees that are safe to plant near houses.One of the best small growing trees ever is called " Forest Pansy " and it's available now at your local garden centre . "Forest Pansy" is a spectacular looking tree with huge heart shaped purple leaves. It only grows 5 ...

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