Captivating Gardening

A selection of captivating gardening stories about experiences and general interest of gardens.

Our current captivating garden story

Common weeds: the common daisy.

Pesky weeds are a problem; identify the weed and rid yourself of them

Weeds, weeds, and more weeds, they grow at a brisk rate spreading through the garden unabated.

These plants are a problem in the garden for ornamental and native plants and can be labour intensive to rid your garden of them.

Find out how to rid your garden of these unwanted invaders.

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An exciting vegetables story

The Legendary Garlic

The Legendary Garlic

The Legendary Garlic has a long history going back to 3000BC. There are more than 400 varieties of Garlic that add flavouring and texture to any meal. And Garlic is so easy to grow! Give it a go!

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Pesky weeds are a problem; identify the weed and rid yourself of them

Common weeds: the common daisy.
Common daisy is a weed known for its invasiveness and strong rampant growth.

Weeds, weeds, and more weeds, they grow at a brisk rate spreading through the garden unabated.

These plants are a problem in the garden for ornamental and native plants and can be labour intensive to rid your garden of them.

Find out how to rid your garden of these unwanted invaders.

To find out more on the pesky weeds, click here

What is happening in the flower garden during Autumn?

Autumn Flower Chrysanthemum in full bloom on the house deck
An Autumn Flower – Chrysanthemum in full bloom.

Read about what’s happening in the Autumn flower garden and a selection of flowers, bulbs and shrubs you can plant in the Autumn.

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Why rotate your vegetable garden?

An Aerial view of multiple different vegetable fields. An example of crop rotation.
An example of crop rotation. With crops divided into different field segments.

To be successful as a vegetable gardener, it pays to understand the soil that are growing your vegetables. Rotating your vegetables is one way of saving your soil from becoming fatigued.

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A whole new world – choose gardening

Good family time together, gardening

Our world can rapidly change, and it has with COVID19. How will it look in the new future? Who knows? Is gardening the new future?

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The health benefits of gardening

There are great health benefits from getting out in the garden

Most Health Professionals recognise that regular contact with plants, animals and the natural environment can improve our physical health and mental well-being.

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Companion Planting

There are benefits to companion planting

Companion Planting has been around since the ancient Romans, so it’s not something new, but a gardening theory which has been tested and works for thousands of us home gardeners.

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Magnificent Hydrangeas

Mophead Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas put on a magnificent flowering display, Find out about The Learner Gardeners experience with Hydrangeas.

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What is a weed?

Agapanthus Plant
Agapanthus Plant, is it a weed?

What really is a weed, are weeds different in different parts of the world?

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Worm Farming

Worm Farm in the backyard

Find out about The Learner Gardeners experience with worm farming.

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To garden or not to garden

Carpet Roses

The Learner Gardeners story on deciding to go gardening.

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