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29 Mar National Garden Week launched 8-14th October

[caption id="attachment_16409" align="alignright" width="245"] Garden Clubs of Australia President George Hoad announcing Garden Week[/caption] National Garden Week launched on the opening morning of the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show by Garden Clubs of Australia President George Hoad. The inaugural National Garden Week will be held 8-14th...

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02 Sep Foster a Plant

The Foster Care Association of Victoria has launched a campaign calling on the public to 'foster a plant' over the month of September. To get involved all you need to do is purchase a plant, or even utilise one you already have to take up a...

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03 Aug Royal Queensland Show Rose

The Royal Queensland Show (Affectionately know as Ekka) kicks off this Friday in Brisbane, running 10 days from 5-14 August This year they have implemented a brand-new precinct, with The Old Museum coming home to Ekka after 119 years to form the new Flower & Garden Exhibition, of...

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28 May QLD Garden Expo 2016

Queensland Garden Expo is coming up between 8 and 10 July on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. If you haven't been before, this event has plenty to offer serious plant-addicts, as well as those looking to learn from the more than 100 stage presentations. Over 40...

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27 May Congratulations to Charlie

Congratulations to Charlie Albone on his second Silver Gilt Medal in as many years at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show. “Winning consecutive silver gilt medals at the Chelsea Flower Show is a dream come true. I am incredibly proud to represent Australia in an event of...

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24 Feb Husqvarna 536LiL

Last year I mentioned my desire to review the new generation of battery power equipment coming onto the Australian market for both consumer and professional use. Today the first of these items arrived for testing from Husqvarna Australia. The Husqvarna 536LiL is a professionally-orientated 36V battery powered line trimmer which I am very much looking forward to putting through its paces and giving you my thoughts as both a home-owner and someone who has used equipment such as this professionally in the field. Stay tuned for a full review. If you have an item of battery outdoor power equipment you'd like to hear our thoughts on let us know in the comments below.
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14 Oct My Park Rules

The 202020 Vision have launched a new program to encourage communities and schools to improve the Plant/Life Balance of places that kids play by entering a new competition this spring - My Park Rules. The competition is open to community owned places including: Kindergarten and Day Care Centres, Public Primary...

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22 Jan Not such a shiitake idea…

Scientists form Mexico's Metropolitan Autonomous University have been looking into the use of mushrooms to degrade the 5oo tonnes of diapers that end up in Mexican landfill daily. Don't worry, only urine soaked nappies are used in the process and the byproducts are not for human...

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