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easy care plant that will say ‘look at me’ nearly all the year round. Plants growing in small containers should be repotted in autumn or spring. TIP Big Red geranium is an ideal plant for people living in townhouses or where space is limited. Big Red and other hybrid geraniums will be featured at most garden centres over summer. its colour is intense while individual blooms are best described as huge. the bushes should be cut back quite hard to encourage strong. In a container. GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING / SUMMER 2011 5 . Like many of the new hybrid geraniums. producing a strong contrast with the flowers. it has excellent tolerance to both heat and drought. using a quality potting mix enriched with the recommended amount of slow release fertiliser. However. Big Red covers itself with blooms that are held high on long stems well above the leaves. plants grown in containers can be moved around the garden to achieve the best display. making it ideal for growing in a hanging basket or planter box. one of the latest. S All good gardeners deserve at least one ‘Big Red’ geranium for Christmas. Like most geraniums.Good gardening Have you seen Big Red? o. you want a tough. compact hybrid geraniums? Reported to be the first true deep red. Big Red produces vigorous semi-trailing growth (40 x 60 cm). How about ‘Big Red’. so long as it is in plenty of sun. but it can be grown almost anywhere. Once a year. vigorous growth. it produces a mounded canopy. usually late in summer. These are dark green. new. They also need protection from winter frosts. Geraniums are sun lovers and grow best out of the wind.


Use a six-month slow release fertiliser in spring but an additional monthly liquid fertiliser with a high potash content can produce wonders. This way the heat accumulated during the day can be radiated back to the plants at night. The flowers are highly scented and quite waxy. On the other hand. suspended in a hanging basket. Heyne’s Our business is growing South Australia’s oldest garden centre Specialising in quality plants since 1869 GARDEN CENTRE Bromeliad White Hydrangea Phalenopsis Variegated Cumquat 283-289 The Parade. The white and pink forms (Plumeria rubra var. it may be Christmas before they start flowering but the blooms will persist for three or four months. Frangipani averages 3-4 metres in they will flower continuously through the summer and autumn months. acutifolia) are the hardiest and flower more readily than the very attractive pink and red forms. . In some seasons. Frangipanis are another good example as they are real heat lovers and are often seen at their best when planted close to the western side of a house or brick wall.Good gardening Long lasting summer colour H ave you noticed how long the flowers last on plants that bloom during summer and autumn? High on the priority list has to be the bright red and soft pink mandevillas. needs well drained soil and is quite sensitive to frost. Mandevillas resent cold wet feet and are best grown in a raised bed or even better. Remember to trim 20 Mandavilla ‘Crimson Fantasy’ to 30 percent of the canopy once the main flush of flowers fades late in autumn or early winter. Large trumpet-shaped flowers appear late in spring and given plenty of light (morning sun and afternoon shade during summer). Make sure the topsoil dries out completely before resoaking the plant’s root Extensive range of plants and garden products. Beulah Park Ph 8332 2933 www. the large thick pointed leaves have good tolerance to salt laden winds.heyne.

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More to petunias than price
hy pay $10.95 for a single petunia when you can buy a 10 pack of plants for the same price? The answer lies in a single word – performance. While chain store operators are focused on providing plants at the lowest possible price, a growing number of plant breeding companies believe many gardeners consider performance more important than price. These gardeners are prepared to pay a premium when the difference in the plant’s performance is significant. Traditional petunias Traditional petunia favourites such as Bobby Dazzler, Colour Parade and Bonanza are grown from seed. Many of these have been on the market for a decade or more, although most (but not all) have been significantly improved by cross breeding. This has resulted in more robust, compact plants with reasonable disease resistance in an excellent range of colours. These are the plants generally sold as seedlings in punnets, six at a time for around $4.50 or alternatively as advanced plants in a six pack for $7 - $8. Spreading petunias The big breakthrough in petunias arrived almost a decade ago with the introduction


of spreading petunias. These plants are high performing hybrids. They are still grown from seed but instead of growing upright, blowing over in the wind, and sometimes being spoilt by heat or rain, they spread over the ground, producing a low thick layer of what is often referred to as a ‘living mulch’. Because this seed is very expensive, spreading petunias are generally sold as seedlings with four instead of six seedlings in a punnet for around $4.95. However, in terms of better performance: They spread approximately one metre by one metre with one plant taking the place of four traditional seedlings Produce more flowers over a longer period Do not need cutting back after eight to 10 weeks to keep the plants flowering Because of their heat tolerance and thick canopy, they need far less water. Over the past few years, there has been a

Raspberry Blast (top) and Rhythm and Blues (above).

very significant improvement, particularly in the performance of spreading petunias. In SA garden centres, you will find most spreading petunias are sold under the following labels Avalanche - (United Nurseries) Crazy - (Living Colour) Plush or Ramblin’ (Falg)

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Petunias with ‘wow’ The latest breakthrough involves petunias that are not grown from seed but start life as cuttings taken from very high performing parent material. These plants can produce spectacular results particularly if you are prepared to provide them with a little extra water and fertiliser. However, breeding plants from cuttings is very expensive and at this stage, the plants are only available singly in medium size (150 mm) containers and generally sell for $11 - $12. So, what do these petunias with ‘wow’ offer in the way of performance? Long lasting, very vigorous growth with plants beginning to flower early and in particular, remaining in bloom much longer than traditional petunias. Raspberry Blast and Rhythm and Blues released last summer will flower through spring, summer and autumn and if conditions remain warm and dry, both are

capable of carrying over and regenerating in the following spring. Spreading habit. Both produce a low (15-20 cm) spreading canopy (65 cm-1 metre). This makes them an ideal option if you are looking for colour in the landscape or to trail down an embankment wall. They are well suited to container planting or baskets. Like all petunias they require regular watering but once established, grow best with a deep soaking once a week (twice in sandy soils). Because of their vigour, it’s recommended these plants should be fertilised regularly with a liquid fertiliser containing a relatively high potash level. Both plants thrive in the heat and should not need cutting back to maintain vigour through the growing season. Two varieties have been released recently in SA by Ball Australia and are available in many (but not all) garden centres.

Pink and Blue - that’s what’s new They include Raspberry Blast – vibrant blooms of pink edged with deep cerise violet. Being a prolific bloomer, the 5-6 cm flowers cover the entire plant from early spring right through to the first frosts in winter. The canopy habit is low and spreading with a height of 15 cm and spread of up to one metre. This makes it an ideal option where a blanket of colour is required such as training down an embankment or wall. It is equally well suited for container planting and baskets. Rhythm and Blues – described as very eye-catching, producing ‘jazzy’ blue flowers with a fresh white rim. The canopy is mounded (20-30 cm) and spreading (3050 cm), flowering profusely from spring through summer and well into autumn. Recommended for large baskets and pedestal containers where a spectacular display is required.

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The Plant Selector allows you to filter your plant list so it includes only plants that meet the specific characteristics in which you are interested. You can also limit your selections to plants that are indigenous to your council area. Our preferences may be influenced by childhood experiences. is a thriving garden where plants are healthy and can fulfil their potential. Currently consisting of more than including soil and climate. The database includes more Australian than exotic plants as they are more often . One preference we all tend to share. Detailed information is provided about each plant including soil and light preferences. and a search program.000 species. flowers and scents from which to choose. size. Australian native and exotic plants that fulfil the two criteria of having low supplementary water requirements once established and being non-invasive in the local area where they are recommended to be planted. tolerances. habits.Good gardening Selecting the very best plants for your garden Sustainable landscape specialist SHERYN PITMAN explains how you can easily match plants to your garden’s conditions. the list you receive will only include blue flowering plants that are appropriate to plant near the coast. appearance. plants that are Australian natives or exotic plants from other parts of the world. are key decisions for a healthy garden and yet they are not always easy decisions.environment. flammability. This is why we have developed the Landscapes Alive Plant Selector and why it is such a useful resource for home gardeners. shapes. travels and adventures. whatever that may be. It is the result of several years of research and development looking at landscape and soil types. T he world of plants is one of astonishing diversity and we all have our favourites – there are so many forms. All you need to access the Plant Selector is a computer with an internet connection 12 GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING / SUMMER 2011 Natural colour is hard to beat. your search will automatically include only the plants suitable for your area. The internet address is: www. You can choose any combination you like. For example if you click Coast in the Landscape field and Blue in the Flower Colour field. textures. Once you have selected your council or suburb. colours. There are no special PC requirements apart from that. climate patterns and many other There are a number of ways to search for plants using the Plant Selector. attraction for native fauna. Selecting plants to suit your environment. science or perhaps special memories. This is an online tool for selecting plants to suit the particular conditions of every suburb in South Australia. Alternatively you can select your suburb. art. plants in the database include local indigenous. however. common landscaping uses and many other qualities and cautions. One of the many native gardens at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. You can search by choosing your council area either by clicking the Flash map or selecting your council from the drop down box.

Botanic Gardens of Adelaide. Another useful search is the Tolerates field where you can select plants that will tolerate frost. Development of this resource began in 2006 with assistance from the Local Government Research and Development Scheme. wind and other special conditions. You can also use the Keyword field with words like butterfly or bird to find bird or butterfly attracting plants. you may find some less commonly used species that prove to be more difficult to source.Good gardening suited to our conditions. There is also an option to choose cultivars that have no specific geographic origin. Land Management Corporation. species and numbers to be available. and was completed for the whole of SA in June 2011. The Landscapes Alive Plant Selector receives many thousands of visits every week and is proving to be very popular with home gardeners. The plant list that appears may include few or many plants. but we have included about 20 percent exotics for each council location. With your list you can do several things. By typing low flammability into the Keyword field you will return plants that are more suited to fire prone areas. SA Water and the Mawson Lakes Economic Development Project. depending on the criteria you have selected. We hope you enjoy! www. Early communication with plant nurseries and/or growers is strongly encouraged to allow sufficient lead time for preferred . click the Search button. The Landscapes Alive Plant Selector has been developed with the assistance of LGR&D Scheme.environment. The Sustainable Landscapes Project is a collaborative partnership hosted and managed by the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide. You can also print the plant list or download it into an Excel salinity. Adelaide & Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board. local governments and landscape designers alike. While the majority of plants listed are commercially available. underlined botanical name and this will link you to Google images. To view images of the plant click on the A powerful garden adviser at your Sheryn Pitman is Sustainable Landscapes Project officer. Once you are happy with your Each plant has a Details button which takes you to detailed information about the plant.

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But there is less green in the leaves to react with the light. interesting leaves that are carried on strong branches. is rather limited. introducing an important element when it comes to buying. Accent plants can be used just as effectively to draw the eye away from parts of the room that are not so attractive. such as a room with two or three large windows or a wall of mainly glass. Plants with variegated leaves have greater appeal and are more useful when it comes to interior decorating. Weeping Figs. The best example is to consider the straight line created by a kitchen window sill. On the other hand. Placing a single medium sized house plant or maybe two small plants in suitable containers on the window sill will immediately break the harshness of the straight lines and help draw the eye away from the sink. dark glossy leaves are more effective in converting limited light into energy and have the greatest tolerance to low light. the Umbrella tree or maybe one of the large leaved Syngoniums or Philodendrons. such as a Weeping Fig (Ficus benjemina) or maybe place a mature parlour palm in a large ceramic container. House plants can be used very effectively in a room to create a focal point – the aim is to draw your eye as soon as you enter the room. This is a good technique when the house plants are relatively small. but they are also alive. Aralia (Fatsia Japonica). If a single plant is to be used make sure it is structurally imposing. Grouping is also an excellent way to create an effect with flowering plants. Happy Plant (Dracaena) and Umbrella tree (Schefflera).Christmas in the garden House plants for Christmas H ouse plants have shape. thick. position the plants where they receive natural light. Medium sized plants with dense foliage and a slightly rounded shape are useful for softening harsh square lines when placed on the floor next to a bench or low cupboard. small leaved Philodendrons or waxy leaved Peperomias. Plants suitable for such conditions include the Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum).e. Focal points can also be created by grouping a number of the same plants together. There is a big range of plants that will grow in bright light. House plants with large. house plants are simply used to soften harsh lines. Look for plants with large. The key factor to a house plant’s survival is light. the number of plants that thrive in poor light. remove adjacent objects that may compete for attention and if possible. These plants are best used in brightly lit rooms or placed as close as possible to a window. An alternative is to use a large weeping specimen. Accent plants If you are using accent plants to create a focal point. Arrowhead (Syngonium) and variegated forms of Dracanea and Aglaonema. It is also effective if the leaves of the plants are relatively small and the branch system compact i. Those that do well as indoor plants include the variegated Devil’s Ivy or Pothos (Scindapsus). Flowering plants need direct sun or at least filtered sun during the day if they are to remain flowering and in active growth when they are inside. such as in front of a medium size window or two small windows. . for example. Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema). Beneath this there is a large horizontal stainless steel sink. texture and colour. In most homes. Placing another plant with weeping or arching foliage on top of the cupboard or bench will compliment the one on the floor and add to the softening effect.

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become a contaminant in your recycling or organics bin Recycling myths can create confusion or all gets mixed with the garbage bin and ends up in landfill” No! Your recyclables and waste do not 18 GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING / SUMMER 2011 get mixed together. RECYCLING MYTH 1: “The triangular recycling symbol on plastic containers means I can recycle it. Zero Waste SA has a comprehensive guide to plastics displaying the Plastics Identification Code at www.Recycling Recycle Right .gov.zerowaste. Did you know? Recycling 20 aluminium cans uses the same energy as making one new can from raw materials. In fact 2. Recycling glass saves about 70% of the energy it takes to make a glass from raw materials. Every day large volumes of recyclables are separated and sent to industry to be reprocessed into new products that reduce our demand for raw materials and water. Zero Waste SA busts five of these myths for you. Recyclables go to a Materials Recovery Facility to be sorted for reprocessing. valuable resources may not be recycled or. Someone will sort it anyway.” The triangle with a number from 1 to 7 is not a recycling symbol but rather a Plastic Identification Code (PIC). As a RECYCLING MYTH 2: “It doesn’t matter what I put in my recycling bin .sa.but beware of recycling myths R ecycling inside the home and outside in your garden has evolved dramatically in the past decade. Recycling plastic saves up to 80% of the energy it takes to make new plastics. RECYCLING MYTH 3: “Anything recyclable can go into my council recycling collection bin. So what plastics can be recycled in your council recycling bin? Rigid plastic bottles and containers that hold their own shape. what we may have thought can and can’t be recycled could now be quite wrong. It raises the question . Just make sure they are rinsed and have the lids removed.” . For more information. just as bad. including plastic soft drink and milk bottles and take-away containers.have you fallen prey to the recycling myths? If so.76 million tonnes of material were diverted to recycling activities during the 2009–10 year and every year the amount of recycling diverted from landfill increases.

This increases recycling costs. Please do your bit and Recycle Right. oven proof or window glass car parts or toys nappies garden waste or organic material Tips for Recycling Right Remove all lids from jars. bottles and plastic containers and place these in the waste bin Rinse containers . greenhouse gas emissions and energy.300 average Adelaide households in one year or the water contained in 4.800 Olympic-sized swimming pools. put workers in recycling facilities at risk and can damage Common recycling mistakes found in recycling bins: Nappies Soft plastics/plastic bags Bottles and jars contaminated with food (a light rinse is sufficient) Lids still attached (please remove these and place them in your waste bin) Non-recyclable plastic packaging such as biscuit trays Foam meat trays Polystyrene packaging These items should be placed in your waste bin. light globes. RECYCLING MYTH 5: “Placing your recyclables in plastic bags is a neat way to recycle and makes it easier for the people for what can and cannot go in your recycling bin. For more information. it saves a lot of water.” Just as recycling saves resources. Water savings from recycling in the past year were equivalent to the water used by 63. You will help save water in the long term. bottles and containers a rinse to ensure they are free from food contamination. Contaminants have to be removed from the recyclables and sent to landfill where it should have been sent in the first place. Instead place these in your waste not place recyclables in plastic bags Do not mix recyclables. No lids from jars and bottles plastic bags and other soft plastics food scraps packaging contaminated with food tissues and paper towel clothing and fabrics polystyrene packaging foam trays and cups crockery or drinking glasses water by using leftover dishwater Place recyclables loose into the yellow bin .Recycling Yes paper and envelopes newspapers. But placing items in your recycling bin that don’t belong creates contamination. Zero Waste SA has a comprehensive search tool at www.zerowaste. Sometimes these contaminants will have also ruined what would have been good recyclables and consigned them to landfill too.” Soft plastics create problems at the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) where recyclables are sorted so do not place them in the recycling bin. So give those jars. juice and stock cartons pizza boxes with the food scraps removed aluminium and steel cans and tins empty and dry paint tins empty aerosol cans glass bottles and jars (with lids off and rinsed) plastic bottles and containers (with lids off and rinsed) yoghurt and butter containers (with lids off and rinsed) People do sort recyclables. RECYCLING MYTH 4: “Rinsing your containers to recycle is a waste of water. there is room for . While South Australians are excellent for example putting cans in boxes Do not bundle newspapers and cardboard GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING / SUMMER 2011 19 SA Garden & Outdoor Living supporter: www. catalogues and junk mail cardboard boxes and egg cartons shredded paper (if contained inside a paper bag or box) cartons such as milk.

guavas. takes us into the fascinating world of native grasses. The Garden of Ideas is a valuable source book for readers interested in garden history. pest and disease prevention and control. Berry Bounty Allen Gilbert Hyland House $29. passionfruit. rushes and grasstrees Nick Romanowski Hyland House. $29. It starts with details of our early immigrant garden t last. An excellent reference book if you are a keen gardener. All about Apples and Espalier. given the right kind of growing conditions. $49. has just completed a very comprehensive book that covers both the traditional berries we would all like to grow in our garden as well as many considered to be unusual. She also lectures in horticulture and is able to provide a simple but technically sound explanation to the principles behind organic gardening. many illustrated with photos taken from rainforest wetlands. kiwi fruit. Nick Romanowski. brambleberries. you will find feijoas. how to train berry bearing fruits to produce productive crops in a limited space. jaboticabas. plans and photographs. While initial forays involved exotic species. rushes and grasstrees. pomegranates. This section includes many of the sub-tropical fruits that have tremendous potential here in South Australia. paintings. sedges. ABC Books $35 f you’re looking for a really good guide to growing fruit in your own garden. prints. Allen is acutely aware of the health benefits associated with growing and eating fruit fresh from the garden particularly if it is organically grown. The traditional berries described include blueberries. vines or trees. The Garden of Ideas: Four Centuries of Australian style makers and works through to those who gardened in the 21st century. Annette McFarlane is one of Australia’s best organic garden writers and is a regular contributor to ABC gardening publications. nutrition. These images carry the story of Australian garden styles down the years. an experienced 20 GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING / SUMMER 2011 T . From his own experience he knows which of the berry plants can be grown in containers and just as important. mulberries and raspberries with an extra large chapter on strawberries. The first part of the book is devoted to ‘getting started’ and the basics of fruit growing including pruning.95 I horticulturalist and author of a series of practical fruit growing books including Citrus. pollination and fruit set and propagation. There is also a description of more than 200 different species. The fact that it explains how to grow your fruit organically is a bonus. Allen Gilbert. He describes how they can be grown and adapted to a garden landscape. tamarillos and more. drawings. this is it. Richard Aitken draws on a fascinating range of images.Book reviews Great new gardening books Organic Fruit Growing Annette McFarlane. Just Nuts. In the unusual berry section. many never previously published. currants. The latter part provides a very comprehensive profile of sixty fruit or seed bearing shrubs. goji berries.95 he search for plants with natural tolerance to Australia’s harsh environment has led many gardeners to the discovery of ornamental grasses. pepino. Australian Grasses: a gardener’s guide to native grasses. T A Richard Aitken Miegunyah Press. sedges. an authority on Australian native grasses and recognised ecologist.99 his is an inspiring and engaging story of Australian garden design. it didn’t take long for experienced gardeners to realise some of the most attractive but adaptable plants grew naturally in our own environment. an easy to read but very soundly written guide to growing berries in small gardens. Mallee scrub and suburban gardens.

but as much water is utilised on site. A pressure pump would enable use of this water in the house or garden. Even so some runoff water should be used on the garden and tanks installed. Water harvesting schemes are often relatively simple and cheap to develop. Much of the stormwater flowing along streets enters and soaks in deeply. John Zwar is Lecturer in Horticulture TAFE SA Urrbrae Campus SA Garden & Outdoor Living supporter: www.waterforgood. roadside landscaping in slight swales and depressions. paths and courtyards in any garden. There may be limitations with water harvesting on small allotments where there are large roof and paved areas and little garden space. Plantings in these swales thrive. and opportunistically installed in older streetscapes also. evelopers and local government should both promote the installation of large underground tanks. Tank overflow when full should be directed onto the The concept of a rain garden should become standard practice in all streets in new subdivisions. or no kerbing. drainage systems to dispose of excess can be smaller and are cheaper to install. These could be located under garages or driveways and covered with reinforced concrete. helping recharge aquifers. The results are likely to be impressive and save you money as well as being better for the environment. This is an option worth investigating for any driveways. Unley Council has excellent examples in the recently reconstructed and landscaped George Street. As a home gardener or home owner. many amenity plantings in streets have been kept high and dry by In our increasingly dry climate we must consider slotted kerbing and planting in depressions. utilising it on site. with burgundy foliage GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING / SUMMER 2011 21 . They look similar to normal pavers. Rain gardens Some councils are developing “rain gardens”. pollutants in the water are broken down by soil organisms and water may soak in deeply.Waterwise gardening Free Water! Why not use it? JOHN ZWAR believes rainwater tanks should be encouraged in SA to provide water for garden and household use. This way you could store a much larger volume of water than the smaller galvanised iron or plastic above ground tanks. reducing stormwater runoff to the sea. allowing stormwater to run onto areas of tree planting and landscaping installed at intervals along streets.balhannahnurseries. Various manufacturers produce pervious pavers which if correctly laid on an appropriate base will allow water to run through and soak into the soil below. In high rainfall events there may be some www. purpose built as part of house construction. why not consider how you D may better utiilise the rain that falls on your property to augment the other water saving techniques we have readopted after years of in a tight spot? new! looking for a splash of colour? Prunus An upright cultivar of Prunus Since European settlement.

The Cutting Edge Gearing up for summer SA garden writer and horticultural philosopher. wouldn’t it? There would be flow-on benefits too.roses are ideal for our circumstances. There’s plenty of room to run and play. Waiting in the poly-tunnels are new-wave plants such as samphire. make cordial and pack the basket with apples. The same nursery is growing edible flowers – hearts-ease violas. fewer gardeners would be needed once the dead occupants were removed and building maintenance could be slashed. Living walls Check out the Living Walls at City Central and the Green Roof at ANZ House for examples of plants being used in an attempt to mitigate the impacts of climate change and just look at the green arches proposed in the Rundle Mall revamp. Before you go. choose fillings. Will they work? Time will tell – and how much TLC and skilled maintenance will they get from trained. O ut and about to tire them out over the school holidays? Why not plan a real picnic. Project managers and asset managers shouldn’t just assume these things will take care of themselves. and right down to the present introductions of George Thomas and Andrew Ross – see them at the trial ground in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens Australian . damper climates. Take the camera but leave the iPod at home so the bird songs can be heard or the quiet enjoyed. little lettuces and weeny wadishes! Top-end chefs are waiting in line to get their hands on these succulent and tasty little snippets. Special foodies alert An enterprising Hills nursery formerly renowned for producing huge numbers of annual seedlings and potted colour has taken up the challenge to survive hard times by imagining itself growing in a new direction. Among its new offerings are flats of miniveg such as baby carrots. call on the kids to help make sandwiches. pot marigolds – orange and yellow. . baby beets. oranges and bananas – they will be back to old-time prices by now. qualified horticulturalists. feed the ducks or simply lie on your back. Will it burn to a crisp? Or will it burst through the glass ceiling? Could be messy to deal with either way. lakeside on the grass at Mt Lofty Botanic Garden. Beginning with the efforts of Alister Clark – see them at Carrick Hill. Midsummer madness Watch the big gumtree encased in the redeveloped Burnside Village. Great caper! The ABC Car Park Caper has really perked up with an improvement in the quality of plants presented by all the stall holders and there were a noticeable number of young families out and buying. Just what is needed as the climate of Adelaide gradually becomes more like that of Whyalla and Pt Augusta. it would save money and reduce greenhouse emissions. and soft pavements instead of hard. in which case a tropical hothouse will be totally irrelevant as we adapt. tiny turnips. Apparently ‘saved’ from destruction by the local council and Significant Tree laws the tree has been incorporated in the architecture with the advice of an expert. A few activities just for kids would be a great extra for the day. future budget cuts at the Botanic Gardens by turning off the boilers at the Bi-centenary Conservatory? Well. shielded reflective surfaces such as walls and glass. fennel and dill flowers. lambs lettuce and wasabi. TREVOR NOTTLE looks for the shady side of summer. The same groups of researchers have looked outside too and have stressed the mitigating value of a shady tree canopy. according to research by a local landscape architects group. Like us the roses can take a rest over the hottest months and come back fresh and prolific with the return of cooler weather where European and American raised roses are accustomed by genetics and selection to milder. couldn’t it? Garden gossip: Heard about the proposal to meet further. It is one of the initiatives being investigated now in Europe where deaths from heatwaves have sky-rocketed in recent times. there 22 GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING / SUMMER 2011 The Cutting Edge are ample educational initiatives to be built on. aren’t there organisers? Summer time and the livin’ is easy Especially if you have planted Australian roses that have been raised and bred for our own unique climatic conditions. as well as harvests of baby herbs and colourful beetroot leaves. With all the activity in schools about growing veg and cooking food as well as revegetation projects. Beating the heat Managing heatwaves ought to be on the agenda of everyone – not that they can be prevented but the impact they exert on our lives can be mitigated substantially by simple measures such as designing and making rooms cool. A wonderful bureaucratic solution and so ‘green’ too. borage – blue and white.

However. With Kings Pride Buffalo. it can be a tricky job deciding which one is best. harder wearing. SA Telephone: (08) 8522 3400 www. this is likely to result in a saving in both time and huge range in store now! . the latest Kings Pride Buffalo is creating a great deal of home gardening interest. they are all relatively broadleaved.vadoulis.Lawns New buffalo grass wins fans By STEfAN PALM hile Australia has seen many varieties of Soft Leaf Buffalo over the past 10 years. I can assure you the fundamental hallmarks of a good buffalo are very similar. Kings Pride was shown to have more shade tolerance and was able to withstand higher amounts of traffic than buffalo varieties before it. As such. you can safely use registered broadleaf herbicides at label rates. each variety brings with it a certain degree of uniqueness which can W make a difference to the end user. none of them have rhizomes (underground runners) and they are all classified as low maintenance grasses. National trials of 14 varieties of buffalo grass demonstrated that Kings Pride Buffalo produced a softer. Another advantage worth noting is that in the past. This is good news if broadleaf weeds begin to grow in your lawn. Gawler. Kings Pride is available in SA as instant turf through garden centres and specialist lawn outlets. they all grow in sun or shade. With so many buffalo lawn grasses to choose from. Soft Leaf Buffalos have been sensitive to selective From a maintenance point of view. Stefan Palm is a lawn consultant with Paul Munns Instant Lawn (not Munns & More as stated in our spring edition) Vadoulis Garden Centre much more than just plants Living Outdoors 560 Main North Road. you couldn’t use products like Weed and Feed on them because of their chemical sensitivity. For example. greener lawn all year round.

In addition. has been released. With house blocks becoming smaller and houses Phone 8406 0500 www. The tool uses factors including the season. Fruit – The fruit is full sized with sweet yellow flesh. Early spring growth – Because of their low chill factor. local trials carried out at Balhannah Nurseries (responsible for its introduction in SA) indicate this could be a little later in SA Garden & Outdoor Living supporter: Helping to grow a greener SA You can play your part Join. These include: Starting from scratch The impact of soil Understanding your plants Microclimates Irrigation methods Mulch The WaterRight Gardens web tool is hosted by SA Water at www. bud burst is very early i. Volunteer. soil type and watering systems to help you calculate how much water to use. these mature in mid December. Recently a very attractive red-leafed dwarf nectarine. Donate.Good gardening New patio sized nectarine N ew patio sized fruit trees that are both attractive and easy to manage could be just what home gardeners are looking for. ‘SunsetTM Nectarine’ dwarf nectarines are available from most SA garden centres. known as ‘SunsetTM Nectarine’. Easy care – This nectarine does not need pruning.sawater. particularly if showers persist. followed by a surprisingly large number of fruits. Attractive – The leaves are deep burgundy in colour with a canopy that is compact and round. Peach leaf curl – Early bud burst in SA can lead to leaf curl problems. they produce a dense group of pink www.2 metres high and a metre wide. this is easily controlled by spraying the trees with copper oxychloride in mid August and again. However. there are a number of key gardening issues. However. mid to late interest in home grown fruits (and vegetables) has never been higher. it is designed to help gardeners work out how much water they need in different parts of the garden and what happens to water use if you change the garden design.e. It also features guides to a selection of plants most commonly used in Adelaide gardens.treesforlife. The answer for many is likely to be solved by growing dwarf fruit trees or trees budded onto dwarfing rootstock. is self pollinating and adapts well to container growing. just as the buds begin to swell. It has been bred specifically for home gardeners and offers a number of appealing features. sawater. space for fruit trees is often at a 24 GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING / SUMMER 2011 . In spring. Interstate. Low chill factor – This means the trees will set fruit in coastal districts and other regions where winters are relatively mild. Online tool takes the guesswork out of watering your garden Have you tried out the new WaterRight Gardens web tool? Developed by SA Water. Patio size – The trees only grow 1-1. hours of sunlight.

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potato. So for the low water use herbs. I believe planting it with the rosemary will help combat that problem. 26 GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING / SUMMER 2011 Herbs should be positioned as close as possible to where they will be used.ideal for Christmas giving Herb specialist MARIE COLLETT finds the perfect Christmas present which shows thought without costing the world. It requires well drained soil and is best in full sun .it just won’t work if we plant water loving Vietnamese mint and drought tolerant rosemary together in the same pot.but which herbs! It is most important to match multiple plantings of herbs according to their water and light requirements . Sounds simple . To encourage bushy growth.basically a survivor which has low water usage and also makes a great landscape plant in its own right. The common denominator is that they all like to cook (and eat) and we all know that fresh is best! I plan to present my friend with most of the basic (dare I say essential) culinary herbs which can be planted in pots or troughs next to the barbeque – or anywhere else for that matter. sage and onion skewer recipe on the horizon. perhaps with a marinade made with seeded mustard. I will then download fact sheets on each herb from the Herb Herbert website which is available to all.Herbs BBQ herbs . along with some of my favourite recipes using the herbs. The leaves and stems will flavour the food and are ideal for Baby Potato Skewers. I am going to use the following: BBQ Rosemary This variety of rosemary has strong upright branches that make ideal skewers for meat and vegetables on the barbeque. I have a cunning plan inspired by a dear friend of ours who loves to cook on the barbeque. Sage will make a great herb brush with thyme and I can feel a pork. I found this recipe years ago using sugar cane. Equally we have friends with room only for a few pots. It was always a big effort to get the cane cut to a suitable size and lemon grass works . Lemon Grass Lemon grass stalks make a great skewer especially for prawn rolls. pinch the centres out of the plants when you pick the leaves. The garden is fully landscaped but he is always looking for excuses to add ‘something extra’. Rosemary is an ideal plant for our climate. Sage Variegated This variety of sage is highly decorative and has flavour similar to common green sage. balsamic vinegar and oil. Its common pests are aphids and white fly. T his Christmas.

Marie Collett is co-director at Falg Nurseries.pdf 1 11/17/2011 12:26:10 PM is a gross feeder so I add some C M Y CM MY CY CMY K GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING / SUMMER 2011 27 . I can’t wait for Christmas. especially salmon. oregano vulgare. Lemon grass will grow well with the rosemary and sage and is a worthy addition to the garden. Pick the is plenty of water in the gravel. Thyme will grow well with the other herbs as it is best not overwatered and kept in a sunny position. However. Vietnamese Coriander or Hot Mint Coriander is an essential but over summer it runs to seed so easily that it’s hardly worth the struggle. Both need to be kept moist and out of the afternoon sun. After all. I love to use it with On those really hot days. This year many of our friends will be receiving mixed pots of herbs designed for them specifically and their environment. we have also companion planted the trough. dare I say. Parsley Triple curled or Italian – it’s up to the individual.Herbs equally as well. You could plant them in a bowl like the Vietnamese coriander but let the water dry out between watering or a deep conventional pot will work provided it is not allowed to dry out. This variety of oregano has a real kick. am delighted the plants will look great This plant together and they will all be happy in their Summer2011_halfpage_185x125_bleed. Our dogs enjoy grazing on the leaves. environment and. I always have a pot of Vietnamese coriander – it grows year round and I find it is an excellent substitute for coriander especially those bought bunches from the Oregano Hot ‘N’ Spicy supermarket. Not only does the plant get a feed but the water will stay clear. flowers off the oregano to encourage strong This way the plant is happy and the growth. make sure there Greek styled Barbequed Chicken. Thyme I like to use lemon thyme when we barbeque fish. there are still two more herbs that we need – they are high water users so I am going to suggest a separate pot for each of them liquid seaweed fertiliser to the water every 3–4 weeks. It This plant is very thirsty so put a pot in has a slightly coarser leaf than traditional a sealed bowl and surround it with gravel. it’s the thought that counts. so it’s an all round favourite. dogs are not provided with their very own Well. SA’s first registered sustainable plant nursery and SA growers for Herb Herbert herbs. that is the trough planted and I swimming pool. Pinch out the centres of the plant when you pick the leaves to encourage strong bushy growth.

Taste the seasons Light. Fresh is best. strawberries. blackberries or blueberries. Allowing the partially cooked meringues to dry out in the oven overnight is great preparation for tomorrow’s BBQ dessert and will give you that perfect crispy finish that everyone will love! Meringue with Summer Berries. decorate with your choice of berries and finish off with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. drop the heat of the oven to 100 degrees and place your tray of perfectly piped or rustically dolloped meringues in the oven! Leave to cook for about 1½ hours If time allows switch the oven off and leave overnight. raspberries are light and refreshing while strawberries make a great garnish to any dessert or drink. then add the rest. put a small amount of coulis in a squeezy bottle and make an attractive swizzle on the plate. refreshing and berry nice Try these cool ideas from chef KANE POLLARD who offers some light and easy options for summer eating. open the oven door and allow to cool. Berry Coulis and Ice cream Makes 6 serves (12 meringue discs) Preparation time is 20 minutes 25gm butter 1 Tablespoon water 300ml of cream 1 additional punnet of mixed berries to decorate with. Assembly – this is the fun part For that special touch. Pour a generous amount of coulis over the top of the ice cream. Cucumbers. Store in an airtight container with paper towel between layers for about three weeks. Allow the butter to incorporate. If not. check they are light to lift and crisp to snap. T he food we eat during the warmer months should be light. Serve immediately. Ingredients for Coulis and decoration For Coulis (Berry sauce) 250gm berries. an abundance of stone fruit means a sweet healthy snack while berries give us a natural lift that urges us to get back outdoors! Fond memories of foraging for blackberries on the creek side with my brother in the Adelaide Hills remind me that there’s nothing quite like fresh picked berries. Each type individually or all mixed together and served fresh beside your favourite dessert add colour and excitement. ½ cup sugar 28 GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING / SUMMER 2011 . Place the second meringue on top. sugar and water up to a simmer and cook on a low heat only until sugar has dissolved Blend the berry mix in a food processor or with a stick blender adding half the cool butter to the warm berry mix. Whip cream until soft peaks form. Tea Tree Gully. refreshing and easy to prepare. Blend to a puree and then pass the mix through a fine sieve to remove seeds. With so many varieties it’s hard to choose! Blueberries give us that deep colour and burst of sweetness. For Meringues Preheat the oven to 120º Whisk the egg whites with an electric mixer or by hand in a spotless bowl until peaks begin to form Add the vinegar or lemon juice Slowly add the caster sugar by the spoonful allowing each spoon to incorporate Then slowly add the sifted icing sugar the same way until all is gone Add the seeds from the vanilla pod and continue to whisk until sugar has dissolved and meringue mix is glossy Stiff peaks should have formed by now and your meringue mix is ready to pipe or dollop onto a baking paper lined tray Once piped. place a meringue on the plate and dollop with whipped cream. 6 scoops of vanilla ice cream Ingredients for Meringues 2 free range egg whites (room temperature) 65g caster sugar 65g sifted pure icing sugar Seeds of 1 vanilla pod 1teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice Method For Coulis Bring the berries. lettuce and tomatoes cool us down. Kane Pollard is the chef at Newman’s Nursery Topiary Café at North East Road. select from raspberries. Meringue and ice cream are a great accompaniment for berries as the sweet meringue cuts through the acidity of the berries and the cool ice cream is perfect on a warm summer’s day.

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combined with a range of edible soft-leafed plants with tasty. Use young leaves in salads or later in stir-fries. Add a little blood and bone and complete fertiliser (following the container directions). providing light intensity is good. All of these gourmet salad lines are easy to grow and adapt well to raised beds or containers. Sorrel (red veined) Green. Mulching in between the plants will make a significant difference. The Essential First Step . Slight lemon flavour. Ready to harvest within weeks of planting. mizuna and sometimes others are also available in mixed combination or combo packs where you can buy seedling punnets containing two sections of three different types. spear-like leaves with red veins. Garden salad leaves are simply leafy vegetables such as non-hearting lettuce. use a half strength liquid fertiliser every weekend. These are new: Mizuna combo A mix of green and deep red leaves with frilly edges and a mild flavour. The secret to growing summer salad lines is to grow them quickly. It’s the essential first step in any safe excavation. Ideal when added to other salad leaves including baby mustard red leaves. Mustard red Peppery flavours which intensify as the plant matures and the leaves develop a deeper red hue. there is little time to lose. Once established. Whatever you do. Easy to grow and ready to harvest within 3-6 weeks of planting.Locate underground pipes & cables first Log onto www. That’s what’s on offer when you select from the rapidly growing range of gourmet lettuce and salad leaf combinations now available at your local garden centre. they are harvested over many weeks by continually removing the outer leaves. bite sized beetroots full of interesting mix of green and red baby leaf varieties. baby beet leaves and or dial 1100 to request information on underground pipes and cables BEFORE you dig. Best in salad mixes when the leaves are During summer.1100. blended and ready to serve only a few minutes before they are eaten. summer barbecues and alfresco dining just around the corner. Use young leaves in salad mixes. If you are growing your plants in a container. mustard red. use quality potting mix with up to 20 percent compost or soil improver incorporated. Peppery sweet A trio of popular gourmet salad leaves including sweet baby beetroot. Baby beet Small round. Leaves with peppery taste. But with Christmas. most salad lines grow happily in semi shade. don’t let the topsoil dry out as these plants don’t have much of a root system.Vegetables Now that’s fresh! es. Use leaves like spinach. Great for extra colour. Mizuna . easy to grow. A big bowl of mixed garden fresh salad leaves picked. Rocket . peppery or distinctive flavours. The most popular gourmet lettuce. In most cases.very easy to grow oriental vegetable. lemony red-veined sorrel and peppery red mustard. TAKE A STAB? Take the guess work out of digging . you can. Buy a bag of compost or soil improver and incorporate Y Lettuce – Mizuna combo this into the top three or four centimetres of the garden bed or container where they are to grow. radicchio. sorrel. These include mizuna. Current favourites Combination or gourmet lettuce .

While the plants are flowering. Cut back hard each of the main side branches and take the opportunity to renourish the plant with an eight-month slow release fertiliser. On a healthy plant. a fortnightly application with half strength liquid fertiliser.Good gardening Bougainvilleas – tamed but brilliant N ew dwarf varieties of bougainvilleas with brilliant colours and long lasting flowers (or bracts) are changing the way home gardeners are using these sun loving favourites. it is likely other new bracts will quickly form. sunniest position possible. make sure you don’t over-water them. In their place are numerous short. The next thing to do is to pinch out the growing tips from all main stems and also the main side branches. particularly one that is formulated to encourage flower growth. Gone are the long vigorous spiky canes. give the plants a good Wild Mulberry Garden Centre G IFT GARDEN HO ME 117 Park Terrace Bordertown SA 5268 08 87 522722 www. repot into something larger i. of pruning or trimming your plant to shape. Bougainvillea plants dislike wet feet. is well worthwhile. keep your plants on the dry side and if possible.growmaster. Dwarf bougainvilleas in full flower are great for Christmas giving. If you have a sunny room that supports indoor plants. they need at least six hours of direct sun. At this time of the year. If the plant you buy is in a small GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING / SUMMER 2011 31 . thornless and often pendulous you will find your flowering bougainvillea will last for three or four weeks as an indoor decoration.e. Remove each flowering bract as it begins to fade. However. During winter. spectacular flower bracts will soon appear at the end of each stem. these will last for 4-8 weeks. In spring time (usually mid to late September). Give them a good soak then allow the moisture to all but disappear before rewatering again. it’s simply a matter prune. From then on. The aim here is to increase the number of main stems and side laterals. If you are growing your plants in a container. producing a completely new range of compact container friendly plants. Then leave the plant to grow naturally until it has flowered. However. This is what they like Bougainvilleas are sun lovers and will sit and enjoy the sun all day long. 10-15 cm pot into 30 cm container or a plant in a 20 cm container into one that is 30-40 cm wide. position the container in the warmest.

Sub tropical fruits The following fruits perform well in SA. However. Non toxic sprays i. It is caused by a calcium deficiency in the plant and usually occurs when the plants suffer a moisture stress. Success and Dipel effective. . Broad or flat weeds can be controlled by spot spraying (on a calm day) with a herbicide containing Dicamba such as Trikombi. Leaves look dry. a black distortion of the fruit is a common problem in many gardens at the moment. Make sure the fertiliser is watered into the soil immediately. Spray on cool days. Attracted to vegetable oils in containers. Spray citrus with oil spray but not in hot weather. Summer annuals SUN Alyssum Aster √ Bedding begonias Coleus Cosmos Dahlia Impatiens Marigold (African) Petunia Portulaca Salvia Sunflower (Helianthus) Verbena Zinnia COMMENT Adapt well in SA Big potential Ornamental worth trying Needs right position Needs warmth and humidity Good in right position √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ SEMI SHADE √ √ √ √ CONTAINER √ √ √ √ √ next few weeks will develop rapidly. often eat petals and soft fruits Minute insects that burrow into citrus leaves causing them to distort.e. Regular trapping is best strategy. Easily controlled with pest oil. Tomatoes are deep rooted and prefer to be soaked once a week rather than a daily shallow watering. Very small paperlike material on leaves and stems Small white flies. Wait until the plants are mature before spraying or wiping with the chemical. Also pest sprays. A quick spray with the systemic weedicide glyphosate is called for. Your best defence against weeds and disease is strong. Lawns that have not been fertilised this season and those that had an application very early in the season will respond to a light dressing with a balanced fertiliser. FRUIT Avocado Banana Jaboticaba Longan Lychee Mango HEIGHT 4-5 m 3-4 m 2-4 m 3-4 m 4-6 m 3-6 m HOW EASY 2 3 2 2 1 1 Lawns Many new grass lawns are being spoilt by weeds. Check back of tomato (and other) leaves. Found on many plant leaves COMMENT Locate nests and spot spray with ant kill products. Hard to see. Weeds left to grow over the Nutgrass This persistent weed thrives in the warm weather. 1 = hard 3 = easy Pest watch PEST Ants Caterpillars Codlin moth Earwigs Leaf minor Mites Scale White fly WATCH OUT FOR Often found on plants attacked by scale and aphids Check tip growth and plants with soft leaves Caterpillars burrow into flesh of apples and pears Found under mulch. well fed plants. this spray should not be used on buffalo. clover or lippie lawns. but it is also a most effective time to spray it with a weedicide containing glyphosate. Use systemic sprays containing imidacloprid (Bug Gun). Needs regular spraying with success or try codlin moth lures. Spray on first evidence with soap based product or sulphur on cool day.Summer garden guide Tomatoes Blossom end rot. Christmas holidays With only a few short weeks to the Christmas holidays. it will pay to spend a few hours cleaning up the garden before you become too busy.

Never apply fertiliser to plants when the soil is dry. For best effects. They also have their main moisture gathering roots well below the surface i. Amount in litres Small under 1. Eggplant Lettuce .Jon Lamb’s seasonal checklist Vegetables Summer growing vegetables such as tomatoes. 15-35 cm.5-2.non hearting Melons Pumpkin Radish Rocket Silverbeet Sweetcorn Tomato Zucchini Fertiliser Keep vegetables and flowers growing quickly by applying a fortnightly application of liquid fertiliser. this is the area that needs soaking. capsicums.5 m Large 2.Clay 1 1 1 1/fortnight Supplementary watering may be needed during very hot weather. Vegetable planting guide Plant small quantities for a constant supply VEGETABLE Beetroot Broccoli Cabbage Capsicum Carrots Cucumber DEC √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ JAN FEB CONTAINER √ WATER ∆∆ ∆∆ ∆∆ ∆∆ ∆∆ ∆∆∆ ∆∆ ∆∆∆ ∆∆∆ ∆∆ ∆∆ ∆∆∆ ∆∆∆ ∆∆ ∆∆∆ ∆∆ ∆∆∆ # # # # # # # # SHADE Scale insects Can be seen on the leaves and sometimes the branches of many trees and shrubs.5 m Medium 1. They are usually spread by ants.Sandy 2 1-2 1 1 Frequency . cucumbers and zucchinis should be growing now. water the plants the day before. When you water.e. # These will benefit from temporary shade during very hot weather ∆∆ medium water ∆∆∆ high water Summer fruit tree watering guide Fruit trees need more water than ornamentals if they are to produce a bountiful harvest. Pest oil or Confidor will control the scale. .5-4 m Extra large 4 m+ 10-15 15-30 30-80 80-200 Frequency . However. they should be dusted with an all purpose garden dust every two weeks to prevent disease or insect attack later in the season. eggfruit. but it is just as important to control the ants.hearting Lettuce .

home gardeners will need to apply effective fungicides at regular intervals while conditions remain warm and humid. hibiscus and palm trees may display similar symptoms but they don’t have Myrtle Rust. besides on fruits and sepals. Look for lesions on young. Since first detected in April 2010. Myrtle Rust is also known as eucalyptus rust and infects plants in the Myrtaceae family including many native plants commonly found in gardens. South Australia has applied restrictions on the importation of plants and plant products from the family Myrtaceae from NSW and Queensland. a new and very serious plant disease. these turn a distinctive eggyolk yellow.pir. The first signs of rust infection are tiny raised spots or pustules. While not yet in South Australia. After a few days. or occasionally dark brown spores. willow myrtle (including cultivars ‘Afterdark. scrub cherry (‘Aussie Boomer’. particularly if you are travelling through the eastern states during summer.If you find any rust on Myrtaceae. there is a real possibility it may be spread here by nursery stock from other states or by being transported on travellers’ clothing from rustaffected regions. rust lesions are purple with masses of bright yellow. Or you can replace susceptible plants with plants that don’t host the biosecuritysa/planthealth/emergency_plant_ pests/myrtle_rust 34 GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING / SUMMER 2011 . report it to the Emergency Pest Hotline 1800 084 881. actively growing leaves and shoots. ‘Burgundy’ and ‘Jeddas Dream’). Leaves may become buckled or twisted through infection. humid nights. For more information: ‘Golden Hedge’ and ‘Meridian Midget’) and lemon-scented myrtle. Myrtle Rust has spread along coastal areas of NSW and is widespread in south eastern W Queensland. Myrtle Rust is more likely to be spread during periods of extended warm.Disease watch Summer’s here: look out for Myrtle Rust atch out for Myrtle Rust. threadybark myrtle (‘Blushing Beauty’ and ‘Aurora’). To Plants likely to be affected include lilly pilly. or orange-yellow. or are more infection tolerant. Some plant species such as frangipanis. On turpentine and callistemon.

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The individual drippers are inside the hose. Sub surface irrigation produces a large water to soil surface area and as the fabric absorbs water. In addition. flexible.drip irrigation operates from a very low pressure. but not all. this product needs to be installed correctly. If you use normal sprinkler pressure you are likely to blow your dripper irrigation system apart. Micro-irrigation has been used with considerable success in many SA gardens for more than a decade. For maximum benefits. with drip irrigation you are watering the plants. they are set to deliver a fixed amount of water usually two or four litres per hour. As the name ‘micro’ suggests.sawater. It is a very efficient and effective method of watering plants. 4 mm hose. Available in standard 15 m rolls and sometimes by the metre. Most emit two litres per hour. Hardware stores. Installing a standard water filter next to the tap or just after the tap timer will help reduce the likelihood of dripper blockage. it can reduce garden water bills by 20-40 percent. This allows you to vary the flow from a few drops to 25 (or more) litres/hour. provide technical backup. the water is emitted by the dripper or trickler at a much lower rate and at a very much lower pressure.Waterwise gardening Drip it to them soon sn’t it time you thought seriously about watering your plants with a micro-irrigation system? Micro-irrigation. Most are fixed i. Despite the long operating time. particularly the chain operators. the amount of time taken to water your plants is usually measured in hours . 30 cm and sometimes 50 cm apart. What type is best Drip irrigation technology has improved dramatically in the past few years and there is now a wide range of systems available to home gardeners. allowing great flexibility when it comes to installing individual drippers or tricklers. SA Garden & Outdoor Living supporter: Tricklers and adjustable drippers Individual emitters that are usually connected by thin 4 mm diameter flexible drip irrigation hose (spaghetti tube) to low cost. Once installed. but how many litres of water should you provide each plant. The thin connector tube can be cut at varying lengths. No hoses and sprinklers to move. Worth considering Tap timer . Pressure regulator . Drippers come in a range of shapes and sizes. water savings are considerable as you only wet the root zones of the plants and not the areas in between. everything about the system including the hoses. Sub surface irrigation Designed to improve soil water interaction and lateral water movement beneath the ground. Very easy to install using standard dripper fittings for the 4 mm hose. usually offer an excellent range of products and some.the outlets from most drippers are very small. that’s it.Tricklers allow six or eight short streams of water to trickle from an emitter that is adjustable. not the spaces in between. This is not very much water. This product has an inline drip tube placed between a blanket of geo textile fabric (top side) and a plastic bottom. The pressure regulator ($15-$30) is installed close to the tap (after the timer). it’s worth not thinking how long you water the garden. Most inline drippers only emit one or two litres per hour. However. Filter . Need more information? Some garden centres carry a reasonable range of drip irrigation equipment and many provide good ‘how to use’ information. spaced 15 cm. Specialist irrigation stores offer both product range and technical advice. However. has many advantages. particularly when you consider that a standard sprinkler with a hole in the middle can belch out more than 20-30 litres per minute. Drippers are ideal for watering individual plants. Do-ityourself kits and a range of ‘spare’ parts are readily available. Ideal for most gardens where plantings are in straight lines or close together.e. otherwise it will take www. it produces a very efficient wetting front. Installed correctly. Tricklers are ideal for random planted gardens and particularly plants growing in containers including hanging baskets. In-line drippers Thin. reducing water pressure but not flow. All three outlets should offer useful ‘do-it-yourself ’ installation information. black pvc 13 mm or 19 mm irrigation hose. where water is either dripped or trickled over the root zone of individual plants. Remember.essential if you don’t want to waste water. minutes. 36 GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING / SUMMER 2011 I water from the highest point to the lowest and water distribution will not be even. drippers and connecting pieces are smaller than you would find on traditional garden watering systems. Because of this. Installation is . some drippers are adjustable allowing you to vary the flow from two litres to 20 (sometimes more).

particularly those maturing their crops in January and February. particularly fruit rotting fungi. Mature fruit trees should receive one to 1. picking up plant Want to grow more quality herbs & vegetables at home? Low on space. Once harvest is over. home gardeners with deciduous fruit trees can look forward to enjoying the fruits of their labour. leaf and growth buds. Eliminates over and underwatering and enables gardeners anywhere to enjoy growing vegetable & herbs at home.5 kilograms of complete fertiliser or 3-4 litres of pelletised chicken manure blended for fruit trees or roses. including ants and a small. Nect Dwarf Amazing burgundy foliage. The smarter way to grow!! Australian designed self-watering pot system that takes the guess-work out of growing produce. some fruit falls to the ground. Both scavenge amongst the decaying fruit. there is mounting evidence indicating significant benefits when you apply at least half of the tree’s fertiliser requirements in mid to late summer. Collecting fallen fruit regularly will prevent these insects from spreading disease. brown beetle known as ‘carpophilus’. make sure the ground is moist before the fertiliser is applied and wash it into the topsoil by soaking the root zone with a sprinkler for 10-15 minutes after spreading. reward your trees E with a long deep soak. are neglected. All too often. arly in the new year. Invariably. Don’t let it stay there.fruit trees Beyond the fruit harvest There is more to harvest than simply picking the fruit. taste the difference GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING / SUMMER 2011 37 . charcoal or beige. says JON LAMB. Grow your own. Nature has its own ‘garbage disposal team’. time or experience? FRUIT IN A POT Sunset arine TM GROW YOUR Introducing GreenSmart Pots. Available in small & large– in green. This is because between harvest and leaf fall. Keep in mind. Delicious yellow flesh freestone nectarine Find them today at Mitre 10 stores & quality independant garden centres & nurseries across Adelaide. These are quickly transferred to ripening fruit as they climb over your trees. Most important. looking for fruits that are overripe or have broken skin. the trees are busy storing energy for next year’s fruit. deciduous fruit trees. ideally as soon as possible after harvest.balhannahnurseries. applying between 200 and 500 litres to each mature tree. While deciduous fruit trees usually receive fertiliser in spring. Unused fertiliser applied to the soil in late summer will also be available during early spring when the trees require considerable energy to break bud dormancy and develop new season’s growth. these trees still have three to four months of growing season left and rainfall during this period is often a scarce commodity.greensmartpots. Trees still laden with fruit should be encouraged with a weekly soak.

For an impressive display of dinner platesized flowers. pink or mauve. pink. Clouds of crepe-like long-lasting flowers smother the trees over summer in white.Salvia (above) and Petchoa Supercal neon rose (inset). dark purple. rose and white. Although traditionally a tree growing up to 4 m in height. Salvia ‘Black and Blue’ grows to 0.5 m and has striking dark blue flowers with a black calyx on a background of lush green foliage. Why not when it’s hot? Summer heat can make you wilt but KATHY ERREY knows that some flowering plants actually thrive in the heat. flowering enthusiastically from summer through to autumn as they attract bees. crepe myrtles are now available in dwarf form. Salvia greggii has aromatic green foliage and is available in bright red. some growing to only 60 cm. butterflies and birds. hibiscus takes first prize in hot 38 GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING / SUMMER 2011 S Hibiscus moscheutos Penstemon Sour Grapes . alvias are perfectly suited to SA’s hot dry summer heat. Crepe myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) is another summer lover.

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most species Photinia robusta (2-3 m) Murraya paniculata (3-6 m) Viburnum tinus (3 m) Upper canopy Trees and tall shrubs have an important role to play in the landscape as they not only provide shade but help in breaking up the skyline. turns out to be a visual disaster. they should be evergreen. Stirling. your interest in gardening. if you place lower growing but dense canopied shrubs in front of them. sheds and other visual eyesores. plants are the backbone of any landscape. where space try and avoid planting tall plants on the southern or south eastern boundary as this will block out the morning sun. Character plants The role of the character plant is to say ‘look at me’. Basically they are used to Screen or produce private areas Create upper canopy for shade and interest Provide character and tie the various sections of the garden together.1964) (08) 8339 1595 www. Kings Park (3-4 m). Screening plants are the workhorses in any landscape. Suitable screening plants include: Callistemon. you are well on the way to success. (Est. Because their function is to screen. All too often what seems to be a good idea at the time. Candy Pink (3 m). On the other hand. But what happens during autumn when the leaves begin to fall? Select shrubs that have a dense canopy from ground level to a metre or so above eye level. Phoeniceus (2-4 m) Grevillea ‘Winpara Gem’ (2-3 m) Melaleuca hypericifolia (2-4 m) Westringia ‘Wynyabbie Gem’ (2 m) Syzgium australe (3-4 m) Citrus .right place challenge.clevelandnursery. Shade trees are best located on the west or northern boundary where they will provide protection from the afternoon sun. Selecting ‘the right’ tree or shrub for different parts of the garden is often a Cleveland Nursery • Specialising in Quality Advanced Trees to 5m • Rare Plants • General Nursery Lines • Unique Giftware • Qualified Professional Service and Advice • Complimentary Gift Wrapping • Open 7 days These are the dense canopy shrubs that grow from 2-4 metres in height and are usually placed in front of boundary fences. making it difficult for you and possibly your neighbours to grow other trees and shrubs in the vicinity. In other words. Deciduous shrubs may look attractive and produce an excellent screen during spring and summer. This problem can be overcome. In the average suburban 40 GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING / SUMMER 2011 .Good gardening Right plants . If you consider these three principles when selecting plants for the garden. Character plants should indicate whether you prefer a style that is formal or informal. bright colours or those that are subdued and in particular. G rowing the right plants in the right place – that’s the essence of good landscaping. as both shade and root growth are likely to be excessive. 91 Mt. It should also say something about you as a gardener. Some shrubs tend to lose their lower leaves as they mature and the benefit of the screening is lost. In gardens where there is room for upper canopy. very tall trees should be avoided. give high priority to deciduous trees as they provide shade in summer but in winter allow the sun to come shining through. it should reflect your likes and dislikes. Many species including C. Barker Road. In essence.

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Make sure you allow enough water to soak well down into the potting mix. early morning watering i. ferns or other heat sensitive shrubs.the plants’ roots will quickly follow and you end up with an extensive and healthy root system. This process (known as transpiration) keeps the plants cool and prevents the leaves from crisping. Thanks to accurate four day forecasts I Murray Bridge Nursery Ph: 85392105 Bremer Road Open Monday – Friday 8am-4. Add a thin layer of mulch to each container. During summer.Good gardening Beating the heat STATE FLORA For SA’s largest range of native plants in tubes and also advanced plants Belair Nursery Ph: 82787777 Located in Belair National Park Open 7 days Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm Weekends & public holidays 10am. The aim is to soak the potting mix from top to bottom. the garden doesn’t need to turn crispy brown when a sustained scorcher comes our way. A deep soaking should get them by for a week or more. at least not during the middle of the day. However. the air in South Australia is usually very dry. etc. don’t be afraid to cool them down with a short sprinkle. there is usually plenty of space and ample plant food and moisture well below the surface. perennials. Consider also the amount of root competition some plants face close to the surface. the plants’ leaves are like suction machines drawing moisture through the plant and pushing it out through the leaves. If your plants are wilting in the middle of a hot day. shrubs. but make sure the layer is not too from the Bureau of Meteorology. it really makes a big difference. But this is not always convenient. particularly if the ground is mulched. The final strategy of increasing humidity around the plants’ leaves is particularly important if you are growing camellias.00am is best. the operative word is ‘sprinkle’. Take particular care with container plants. provide enough to soak the soil well below the surface . On a hot day. mulching and deep watering should be high on your ‘beat the heat’ checklist. When you water the garden. Start with the trees and deep rooted shrubs.30pm Sundays 10am – 4pm www. the combination of heat and wind can be quite devastating as the normal humid air around each leaf caused by transpiration is quickly removed. The remedy is to cover the soil with a layer of mulch keeping the roots cool and as active as possible on a hot day. annuals and lawns should be thoroughly soaked the day before the heat arrives. often compete for the same few centimetres of topsoil.5pm t wouldn’t be a South Australian summer without a heatwave or two.stateflora. even during heatwave conditions. Problems arise when water disappears from the plants’ leaves at a faster rate than it can be replaced. Plant roots are also sensitive to heat. In very simple terms. At this stage. between 4. It is then a matter of topping these up with a late evening or early morning watering if the hot weather persists. annuals and weeds. the exception being plants that are prone to fungal disease such as roses. A plan is needed that will ensure all areas with plants that need regular watering have enough moisture in the soil profile to get the plants through the first day or so of heat. collecting moisture from the soil. . However. Container plants will need to be topped up with water each day. On the other hand. those close to the surface (where the best sources of plant foods and moisture are usually found) are less active and often cease their normal functions. On a hot day. At the other end. we have plenty of warning when a heatwave is looming. From a plant’s point of view. Your best defence against heat damage is water and there are three important strategies worth considering: Encourage your plants to develop an extensive and healthy root system capable of taking in large quantities of moisture from the soil Increase the plant’s ability to take in as much water as possible before the heatwave Increase the humidity around your plants during hot weather which in turn will reduce the plant’s need to transpire. plants’ roots are like pumps. otherwise it will absorb all the water and the potting mix below may remain dry. Evening watering is quite acceptable. not soak. cucumbers. Vegetables. hydrangeas.00am and 6.

Waterwise gardening Desalinated water enters the network outh Australians began receiving desalinated water through their taps for the first time in midOctober. Belair to Coromandel Valley. GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING / SUMMER 2011 43 .83 billion project. the water flows by gravity into the suction of the transfer pump station where it is pumped though a 12-kilometre pipeline to Happy and ADP Deputy Director Mauro Farinola. Use a quality potting mix. You can see SA Water staff talking about this project. Treatment Plant before being distributed into the SA Water network. Protect hanging baskets from drying winds. Construction on the second 50 gigalitre plant continues and the project is on track to meet overall completion by the end of December 2012. This major milestone was a critical step in building the desalination plant that will ensure South Australians have a secure water supply completely independent of climatic conditions for current and future generations. ensuring you cut out drainage holes. the marine and land environment and what it means for South Australia at www. Grouping will also help keep them cooler. The amount of desalinated water entering the network from the first 50-gigalitre plant was initially between five and 10 million litres per day. especially if you are watering them with an irrigation system.sawater. Avoid pots that are too large for the plant as this may make the soil water logged. Once the water passes through the reverse osmosis membranes at the desalination plant. the western suburbs from Darlington to West Lakes and the eastern foothill areas from Clapham to Wattle Park. Allow the top 20 mm of potting mix to dry out between watering. it is treated and then stored in the plant’s two 25-megalitre treated water storages at Lonsdale. losing water readily. From these storages. how it works. Larger pots are generally more water efficient than smaller pots. or treat the inside of the pot with a sealant. Desalinated water is then combined with water from the Happy Valley Water S SA Water Chief Executive John Ringham received a cup of the desalinated water from Adelaide Desalination Project Director Milind Kumar. Look for the Australian Standard logo on the They can be used on their own or mixed with another potting mix to improve water retention and air filled porosity. Compressed coir or coco peat potting mix bricks that you rehydrate have very good water storing capacity. Small volumes of desalinated drinking water are being mixed with treated water from Happy Valley Reservoir in storage tanks before being pumped into the mains water pipelines. The water reaches customers across Adelaide from Happy Valley to Aldinga.sawater. Many potted plants die from over Water saving tips for plants in pots Group your plants according to their watering needs. Unglazed terracotta pots are very porous. which will increase as more capacity comes online. the Adelaide Hills areas of SA Garden & Outdoor Living supporter: www. Line them with plastic. A premium mix is advised for most potted plants. signalling a historic milestone for the $1.

relax and enjoy some of our delicious homemade food from the Topiary Café. hard wearing. these summer active grasses should be kept at 3-3. During summer. a full range of fruit and nut trees including vegetable and flower seedlings. Once the grass has been cut. buffalo and kikuyu are summer active grasses thriving in the heat. Specializing in Camellias and stocking many of the plants you will need to add color and structure to your garden all year Enjoy a browse in our established display gardens. The alternative is to tackle the problem yourself. This will stimulate the roots into maximum activity. This is achieved by cutting the grass five or six times on the same day with the rotary mower. taking care not to remove more than 20 percent of the grass blades. the plants are almost indestructible. Three to four days later. take a steel rake and remove any remaining thatch. removing thin strips of turf. when they usually become dormant. setting the blades lower each time until there is less than a centimetre of growth remaining. it does not take long for the lawn to regenerate. However. Dianne. using a rotary lawnmower and a strong steel rake. However. acting like a mulch. dead and decaying roots and topsoil. They have a strong underground root system and providing the soil is kept moist. this thatch can form a thick layer. over a period of three to four years.5 cm.newmansnursery.Lawns We stock a comprehensive range of quality trees and shrubs. use a liquid fertiliser at half strength. Daniel & the Team Renovating a spongy lawn I OPEN 7 DAYS .8264 2661 North East Rd. The operation has to be carried out during December. the couch. The trouble is after a few years. If they are not properly managed they can also develop a thick layer of thatch on the surface of the f looking for a tough. because these grasses have a strong underground root system. As the thatch builds up. Isn’t it time that you discovered the Horticulturist’s at Newman’s Accredited Garden Centre? Jon. couch. January or February at the latest to give the grasses time to recover and build up sufficient reserves to survive during winter. Soak the area immediately after the operation. When the new growth is 2-3 cm high. Thatch is a mixture of dry grass clippings. 2-3 cm thick. being careful not to rip too many grass roots from the ground. However. We stock an interesting selection of practical gardening tools and unique gifts. Alternatively. don’t waste any time. Tea Tree Gully SA www. . One way around the problem is to have the area scarified with a special machine that moves over the grasses. it should be cut very lightly. It is an ideal place for root rots to begin. If you intend to dethatch your lawn and remove the sponginess. A small quantity on the surface can be quite beneficial. a spongy lawn needs more water to keep it green and it is very easy to damage the crown of the grasses if the mower blades are set incorrectly. The fertiliser must be washed into the root zone of the plants. then couch and buffalo are hard to beat. This is much higher than recommended by some lawn contractors. drought resistant lawn. Couch. Apart from being difficult to cut and walk on. preventing both moisture and air from reaching the plant’s root zone. The first step is to remove the sponginess by cutting the grass almost down to ground level. buffalo and also kikuyu tend to become spongy. longer grass means longer roots that are capable of going without water for much longer periods than grass that has a short root system because it has been cut short. Make sure the ground is soaked three to four days before the operation. This may sound drastic and it will certainly look awful for the first week. reducing evaporation from the root zone of the grasses and reducing soil temperatures during summer. buffalo or kikuyu develops a secondary crown that sends out new blades of grass a few centimetres above the ground creating that spongy feeling when you walk over it. apply a complete fertiliser using no more than half a kilogram to 10 square metres.

The truth is lawns cut short have a correspondingly shorter root system and a root system that is usually concentrated close to the surface. In fact. When the lawn is watered. While this provides a number of important benefits. it can often lead to disaster.lift the blades on the mower. . allowing low growing weeds to invade. Because the leaf canopy is longer and more dense.Lawns Don’t lower the mower T here is a very strong belief in South Australia that lawns cut low need less mowing and still retain their colour and density. This encourages deeper. Constant low mowing from spring through to autumn slowly weakens the stand. Lawn research has shown that this is wrong and during the heat of summer and autumn. such as creeping oxalis. while reducing evaporation from the topsoil. Another strong belief that encourages home gardeners to keep the lawn cut short is the fallacy that low mowing will reduce the amount of water needed to keep the lawn growing. if you have creeping oxalis in your lawn. the topsoil dries out quickly while moisture that soaks deeper into the soil moves beyond the reach of the shortened root system. there is greater shading over the ground. it is most likely it is because of low mowing. The only way to keep the lawn attractive then is to water more often. the most important relates to the much greater leaf area available to tap into the sun’s energy. So . stronger roots that have a greater ability to seek out moisture and nutrients. keeping the root system cooler and more active.

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while giving it a very attractive striking finish. insect pests or diseases. particularly under tall trees and large shrubs where water conservation and weed control are the major needs. This may not seem much but it is sufficient to keep root temperatures within the plant’s root zone within its growth or comfort zone. Found in varying colours. A cubic metre spread to five centimetres covers 15 square metres. enabling the product to keep its colour a lot longer than traditional barks. In most cases. any plant roots close to the surface stop functioning and if they are damaged. while the smaller pieces are returned to the topsoil as compost. usually black. large quantities of soil moisture are lost because of weeds. the plants quickly become stressed.Compost & mulch Get mulching! Have you mulched the garden yet? It’s certainly not too late. when temperatures climb into the 30s. During summer. One of the main products generated from this process is referred to as ‘forest mulch’. When this occurs. brown or black. brown or red. These also go through the composting process and the end product is a fully . In many gardens. South Australia is in the middle of a green organics recycling revolution. providing of course. Forest mulch is ideal for protecting large areas of the garden. a 6 x 4 trailer holds just over two thirds of a cubic metre and should be enough to cover 10 square metres. Recycling revolution Right now. sucking moisture from the topsoil and pushing it out through their leaves. Made from recycled timber. This is largely tree branches and leaves that have been passed through a machine to produce small chunky pieces of material. You can expect to pay around $60 a cubic metre. mulched plants will survive an extended heatwave without any significant heat damage. A layer of mulch acts like an insulation blanket reducing surface temperatures by 10 to 15oC and 10 to 15 cm below the surface by 5 to 8ºC. the weeds act like pumps. But that is only the beginning. there is adequate moisture in the soil. Mulching with composts At the other end of the mulch range. Huge collection depots have been set up on the outskirts of Adelaide with tree branches and plant based garden material arriving in green recycling bins from council collections. This is made from the forest litter and other ‘softer’ organic materials. and after careful treatment being returned to the community as organic mulch. you will find organic compost. it’s a good way to improve visual impact in the garden. the chunky pieces are broken down in size by soil microbes. This is placed into large heaps or rows and subjected to a composting process to pasteurise the material and kill off any weed seeds. On a hot day. the mulch is naturally coloured with a long lasting colorant. Forest mulch is best spread to a depth of five centimetres and may need topping up every year or so as the fine material breaks down. Mulching also prevents weed seeds close to the surface from growing as it eliminates the light needed for germination. As a guide. A good organic mulch is capable of reducing evaporation from your garden by 50 to 70 percent. Over a period of time. topsoil temperatures often reach 40ºC and sometimes exceed 50ºC. usually red. 48 GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING / SUMMER 2011 Coloured mulches are now available. Coloured mulches are another way to keep your garden protected.

Mitre 10. Available at: Big W. Check with your local landscape supply yard for a mulch most suited to your garden’s needs. If you are in the habit of applying a few millimetres every day. Materials that have been fully composted can be dug into the soil without the fear of problems occurring through nitrogen drawdown. SA Garden & Outdoor Living supporter: www. contact your local landscape supply yard. Organic like the composts you make in your own backyard. When watering. Cost Less Plants. Home Timber and Hardware. It is excellent for mulching roses and garden beds containing small and medium sized shrubs. Bunnings. you can arrange for a home delivery. For further information about mulch and composts or to organise a home delivery. One of the most popular recycled mulches for home gardeners involves a blend of forest litter and organic compost. fine. is an excellent soil improver and should be incorporated into sandy and clay soils to improve the structure of both. Plants Plus. A five centimetre layer will last for about 12 months and again will reduce water usage by about 25 percent. black material. flowering annuals. Once the material has settled. Alternatively. The outcome is a mixture of both fine and coarse black material with sufficient nutrient to prevent nitrogen drawdown. Thrifty-Link Hardware and Garden Centres . Brighten your day with Living Colour! Grown locally. Organic composts sell for around $45 per cubic metre. It is also an ideal weed suppressant.Compost & mulch composted. it doesn’t blow around like some of the lighter mulches and is very useful in small courtyard gardens. Garden mulch is readily available from landscape supply yards where it is sold by the trailer load. it is likely most of the water will be absorbed by the mulch and your plants will miss out. we offer plants that perform in seedlings. perennials and landscaping packs.jeffries. make sure you apply enough moisture to soak right through the mulch and into the topsoil.

There is no need to use a structure. The fig is a very simple plant to grow. Very sweet mild flavour and juicy flesh. Black Genoa Medium sized fig with shiny blue black skin and pink flesh. F igs do so well in SA because of our long. This may mean a flat.fruit trees A garden fit for a fig You will find the best home grown figs right here in SA. A 30-year old White Adriatic Fig before and after pruning. like most fruit tree roots. This product creates pores in the soil where water and air can flow freely. In cooler places such as the Adelaide Hills. They will do better where the friability of the planting bed has been improved by incorporation of substantial amounts of compost. Expect to eat your crop from late February until early May. Or it could be a canopy at the perfect picking height or a shape made suitable for easy netting against birds. wide low tree to conform to a fence or a wall. potted trees in spring establish quickly and will often fruit in the first season. These conditions ripen the fruit to a sweet richness that makes fig eating one of the great joys of late summer and autumn. However. Trees can be planted any time of year either from pots or bare rooted in the dormant season. dry summers. the tree may eventually grow around 5 m high and almost as wide. There are many fig varieties but these are three of the best: White Adriatic A medium sized fig with green skin and strawberry red flesh. Lower light 50 GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING / SUMMER 2011 White Adriatic Fig levels cause later fig ripening and a shorter picking season. prune to suit yourself. A larger growing variety if left unpruned. Very sweet mild flavour and juicy flesh.5m if left unpruned. The best compost for heavy soils is composted pulverised pinebark. like open airy soils. Figs grow well in the shallow heavy soils that are common in SA. says fruit and nut specialist CHRIS PERRY. A good variety for pots. Brown Turkey A large sized fig with dark brown skin and pink flesh. Fig trees like sunshine. All pruning should be carried out in winter as soon as the leaves have fallen. . Excellent rich flavour and texture. Generous amounts of gypsum may also help with soil improvement. This means that the most inexpert pruning cannot stop fruit production. Shape the tree to fit a space. just shorten or remove branches that you don’t want and leave those that you do. So. A dwarf variety that will grow to about 2-2. Prune back to the established framework every year and the tree will never get any bigger. If pruning is not carried out regularly. it is even more important to maximise heat and light. You can still create a more formal espalier if you wish by building a trellis and attaching horizontal branches to it. Fig roots. A larger growing variety if left unpruned. Fruit appears on current growth regardless of where the new growth arises. hot. Pick the warmest spot in the garden in full sun.


It is now a private. In her own front garden she saw the potential of a spreading Acer negundo variegatum. it certainly helps if you are a leading garden designer. or a feature plant. “It had no energy. structure and functionality of the garden. tranquil place. Last year. However. and Design – Individual Landscape Feature. some very bad paving and a few trees struggling with the elements. cool and energetic. These provide the planning and layout—the footprint. Caroline transformed this ‘typical Adelaide’ garden into a very attractive and liveable landscape. Caroline Dawes grew up not far from where she now lives in a large rambling garden at Medindie.Landscaping Transforming the landscape: you need a plan By ANGELA BRENNAN T urning a typical Adelaide garden into one of last year’s outstanding entries listed by Open Gardens Australia is not an easy task.” Caroline says. an inner northern Adelaide suburb. Caroline Dawes and her family bought a State Bank bungalow in Broadview.000. Admittedly. she received three prestigious LASA awards: Design of Residential Landscape under $60. she says. The plan begins “In reality. author and lecturer. In the past 20 years. there was no reason to be there”. Design of Residential Landscape under $20. the garden comprised a bit of lawn. “It was a blissful place for a child to play and explore”. Caroline studied horticulture and design under the tutelage of John Buchan.000-$60. renowned garden designer. Over the next decade. I was at home with two young boys and I turned to books. she received two more awards for Residential Landscape Design under $20. When they arrived in Broadview. which she was advised to remove as it was reverting to its original green form. But. the rest was pure diligence and know-how on the part of Caroline. I certainly have an idea as I’m developing concepts about where I will put trees. . she says. “However.000. “I loved plants and gardens and wanted to learn more about them. “The really important elements are at ground and underground level. a planting plan is the final stage in designing someone’s garden. the urge to design gardens started much later. a lot of cypress. Eleven years ago. a hedge. she has learnt well from experience and is now an awardwinning garden designer.” Later. Last year. I 52 GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING / SUMMER 2011 simply read and read. However. She now simply removes the green every year and the tree is a magnificent feature in the front yard.” Caroline starts work from inside the house. This study complemented years of horticultural and gardening knowledge and now stands her in good stead to advise clients on all aspects of gardens.000 and Residential Landscape Design under $40. some of the hard work was done by nature as the soils of Broadview are quite magic. observing the views framed by windows and doors.000.

A garden is never static. “The trees and garden keep the house cool. “People ask me to give their garden a certain ‘feel’. “You will need to consider people and cars and how they need to be accommodated in a garden. with variegated foliage and light bark arches over an old-wood bench and wide gravelled path.” Caroline chooses plants that will thrive in the environment in which they are planted.” Caroline Dawes is a member of the Landscape Association of SA (LASA).landscapesa. climbed the trees and had hideouts under the shrubs. Planning the layout When designing a garden. the house itself. “The garden needs watering in summer. and watch your garden grow Wherever you are. For example. The worms keep the soil friable and fertile. but with careful choice of plants and garden preparation I am able to create a garden that has all the water conserving needs of this state with the colour and lushness of the tropics. a Available at Big W Dahlsens Growmaster Kmart Magnet Mart Mitre 10 Plants Plus Plants Australia and garden centres GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING / SUMMER 2011 53 IMAGE BOUND / UNRS_ 4885 . “I fertilise a few times a year. She does not expect her plants to struggle against the sheds. “Well.” she says. We don’t miss a front lawn at all and we have a lawn area at the back that is just right for us. ensuring successful plant health. From your old favourite. united-nurseries. My husband needed the pizza oven. it needs trees around its buildings and paved areas. “I started with 50/50 shade. a hedge of Murraya screens the street. The whole effect has the coolness of a forest. Caroline kept all the large trees. from a place for small children and pets to its current maturity. it is important to consider ‘the footprint’—that is. fences and utilities (for example.” This garden has been evolving for over a decade. but I take a lot of care to ensure my soil holds as much moisture as possible and I am careful with my choice of plants. tennis court. and I make sure the worms and microorganisms are cool and moist by mulching heavily. When they were small the kids played in the gravel. “The pool was here. and between it and the path. You have to try to plan for that. Behind the tree. although I still succumb to gardenias and hydrangeas!” “Shade is my problem now.” Caroline says. “We rarely use our air conditioner before January.” she says. to our new and exclusive releases our members provide the best plants nation-wide fresh at your nearest garden centre. such as patios and entertaining areas. Added to this are outside living areas. the technical answer is no. For a list of professional landscapers. and as demonstrated in her own garden. inviting space. United Nurseries products can be found across the country.” says Caroline. established trees. Adelaide is a hot city. while trying to create a serene.” In her garden. go to www. and so on. to work around established permanent features. gas and air conditioning). it is constantly evolving. Now it’s more like 80/20. I am sometimes asked if I can make their [Adelaide] garden ‘tropical’. “Nothing can be left out in that initial Explore United N urseries The tree. the end result is obvious. casual plantings of flowering shrubs and perennials counteract the formality of the low Euonymus hedge. “It all has to work for you and be the best fit for your way of life.

history week. 142 Rialto St. But. Newman’s Nursery . 36 Snows Rd. January 2012 Sun 15. Easlea Rd. To get some ideas of what can withstand our unpredictable weather and difficult sites at this time of the year. Wyndbourne Park. Kinclaven will be open on Sunday 15th January at 56 Waverley Ridge Rd. 12 George St. Tennyson. Crafers 21-22. Stirling For more information visit the website www.opengarden. Conceived on a grand fair. St Mary’s Vineyard: Art in the Vines . Some plantings date back to the 1880s. Penola May 2012 Sat 5. 29 Jeffrey St. Eden Park at Marryatville High School . Kinclaven. 12 George St. On February 25 and 26 you can take ‘Time out at Tennyson’ with a plantsman’s attractive garden at 89 Military Rd. Forest Range February 2012 25-26. Woodville is set to inspire on February 26.history week. If grandeur is your style. 1A The Crescent. Agapanthus Farm. Woodville March 2012 3-4. coastal species. An Engineer’s Garden. Light Up My Garden. Cudlee Creek 10-11. V and A Lane. Hawthorn Fri 23. Taylor’s Wines. Obst garden. Forest Range. 89 Military Rd. natives and container Marryatville Sat 5. the private open gardens that will be on display under Open Gardens Australia this summer have something for everyone. recognise the outstanding role played by each garden centre over the previous twelve months. Hoffmann garden. the Woodville High School garden at 11 Actil Ave. cricket and lazy summer nights soaking up the cool night air. Frosty Flats. Time Out at Tennyson.Open Gardens Great gardens open for inspiring summer ideas e don’t often think about gardening in the summer. Kinclaven is a wonderful historic garden that features classical statuary. Filled with interesting and relaxing spaces created around a group of four Redden Dve. Tintagel. Golden Grove 12-13. Marryatville 5-6 (Mother’s Day weekend) Sunningdale Farm. Renmark 14-15. 56 Waverley Ridge Rd. the garden includes succulents. 11 Actil Ave. 316 Portrush Rd. quite often it is the best time to be out and about in the garden particularly with BBQ’s. Taylors Rd. Nairne (near Mount Barker) 21-22. Littlehampton. (Adelaide Cup Weekend). presented by the Nursery and Garden Industry (SA) during an Industry Awards night in November. The awards include: Small garden centre – YorKreations. Birdwood 17-18. Tennyson Sun 26. Mosquito Hill Rd. Other awards of excellence presented during the night included: Environmental retailer – Barossa Nursery Product suppliers – Brunnings Garden Products Large production nursery – Lewis Horticulture Small production nursery – Jong’s Nursery Doug Smart Award of Merit – June Taylor NGISA Award of Honour – Robyn Powell Young Leader Award – Dani Swallow. Open January 21 and 22 at Easlea Rd. Auburn 7-8 (Easter weekend).au SA’s standout Garden Centres Awards of excellence have been presented to three of South Australia’s top garden centres. Loreto College Heritage Gardens . Agapanthus Farm is exactly that and so much more. 54 GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING / SUMMER 2011 Minlaton Medium garden centre – Newman’s Nursery. Woodville High School garden. fountains and water features. Crafers from 10am to 4pm for $6. Crn Mount Torrens Rd and Muellers Rd. Ten acres of every shade of agapanthus with a pavilion that overlooks a lake with a bridge and jetty complimented with clipped trees and shrubs.opengarden. ZooSA Young Leader Award of Merit . Tea Tree Gully Large garden centre – Barossa Nursery.Melissa for tickets April 2012 Sun 1. roses. Hawthorn See www. Littlehampton 28-29. Mount Compass Bonney Garden. If an organic and productive garden is to your liking. 48 Martindale Ave. Mawson Rd. nothing compares with Wyndbourne Park on Mawson Rd. this fascinating garden opens W on January 28 and 29. Beechwood. The awards.

wasps. reptiles. soil-improving compost. weeds and diseases. compost bin. 2. 10. worm farm or any other system – compost is a key ingredient in any garden. Tim Marshall’s 10 principles for organic gardening: 1. No beneficial organisms mean that the first few pests that do come along will thrive. In the vegetable garden. They are your best pest control system. Provide natural pest control Purchase biological controls available from mail-order or internet suppliers and provide habitat in the garden for beneficial A biodiversity by growing a variety of both exotic and local native plants to encourage birds. Increasing the organic matter will improve all soils. and stop seeds germinating by using mulch. and vegetables can be inter-planted rather than block planted to aid the confusion. before they become serious. Compost and organic matter can be dug into the soil or spread as mulch. 6. he details how new technologies and techniques now available to home gardeners are influencing change without undermining the following 10 principles behind organic gardening. 7. In his latest book. Encourage local biodiversity Resist the urge to spray when pests appear. 5. Scented and flowering plants can be grown among crop plants. adding nutrients and helping to hold more moisture and nutrients. Use local indigenous and non-indigenous . Use organic fungicides only when needed. Plants that are not stressed by lack of water or nutrients are less vulnerable to disease.Organic gardening Changes in the organic garden There is more to organic gardening than spreading mulch on the ground or using ‘do it yourself’ remedies. worms and other soil organisms. Tim Marshall. ABC Books. Take time to observe Wander around the garden with a view to preventing problems by treating them early. says TIM MARSHALL s a central figure in the organic gardening world for the past 30 years. dragonflies and many other native beneficial organisms. Make room for nature Organic growers know they have to live with some pests. It’s better to live with a few pests. Choose disease-resistant varieties suited to your local climate and soil type. Control weeds without poisons Prevent weeds from setting seed by mowing. It doesn’t matter whether you use an open heap. 4. No pests mean no beneficial insects and other organisms. as long as the overall system remains healthy. hoverflies. Polyculture makes pests work harder to find their preferred food and also attracts beneficial insects. Polyculture is the term used to describe growing a variety of different plants together in a group rather than growing each type in a discrete block on its own. 8. Improve the soil Healthy soil is the foundation of healthy plant growth. Use healthy planting material Strong. Use sensible quarantine strategies to prevent the introduction of any new weeds. A few moments to pull new weeds. which is then incorporated into the soil by the rain. Tim Marshall believes many traditional views on organic gardening are becoming old-fashioned. Make compost Any organic matter can be turned into nutrient-rich. The New Organic Gardener. Practise natural disease control Use crop rotation to prevent the buildup of soil-borne diseases. ladybirds. spiders. hoeing and pulling. prune off diseased branches or handpick pests can be very effective if well timed. 3. ants. Use polyculture planting Companion planting and polyculture confuse pests and make them spend more energy finding suitable food and mates. $55 GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING / SUMMER 2011 55 native bugs and birds. healthy seed and seedlings are more resistant to pests and diseases. or by growing cover crops and green manures. use primarily physical barriers and only resort to the safest organic pesticides when necessary. 9. The New Organic Gardener.

All varieties. If it is your first experience in container growing. there is now a very large range of attractive PVC and ceramic planter bowls and boxes available at most garden centres. Place the container in a sunny position. making them ideal for growing in containers. Nine litre plastic buckets are useful for the smaller vegetables such as lettuce. make sure they have big holes at the base for drainage.All types Carrots . of course.Bush types Lettuce . the sand must be coarse or gritty. Vegetables that grow happily in containers will. Once your plants are up and growing. Tomato. However.Dwarf French and butter types Cabbage . and coarse river sand. A half strength mix applied every fortnight is recommended. However.Vegetables Containing your spring vegetables ou don’t need a large garden to grow your own fresh vegetables. rinse your recyclables after washing the dishes. Whatever you use. they should be encouraged to grow steadily by applying liquid fertiliser. cucumbers and eggfruit have been reshaped into smaller more compact sizes. Local landscape yards sell all these materials in bulk and most operators are willing to fill small containers such as 20 litre rubbish bins with individual components or a ready to go blend. The bigger the container. However.Bush types Spinach and silverbeet Tomatoes . something 50 cm across and just as deep should be the minimum size to use. Supplementary feeding with liquid fertiliser is important as many of the plant foods needed by your crops are washed out of the potting mix when you water. The size of the container is critical. particularly Cos and non-hearting types Spring onions Squash . Soil Garden soil by itself is unsuitable for container growing because it drains poorly. Tip Many vegetable growers now use temporary shade structures using 50 percent white shadecloth to protect their plants during the hottest months. A good growing mixture can be made from equal parts of potting mix. fill it with blended soil that has been moistened and you are ready to start. there is now an extensive range of vegetable varieties that are more than happy to produce their harvest in the confines of a container. Seed companies are well aware of the present trend towards smaller gardens and as a result. the easier it is to care Y for your plants. First Prize or dwarf and cherry varieties Zucchini . herbs.Baby and short rooted varieties Cucumbers .e. add (no more than) a quarter of a cupful of complete fertiliser to each nine litre bucket of it’s important not to exceed the recommended rates. Polystyrene containers used in the vegetable trade are useful – if you can find them. ZER0068/F 56 GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING / SUMMER 2011 . bean bushes and even zucchinis. The big need will be for moisture and during hot weather you can expect your plants will need to be watered every day.Bush types i. To the soil mixture.Mini hybrid varieties Capsicum . tomatoes or peppers as they are deeper than they are wide (deep containers retain moisture more effectively than those that are shallow). compost To save water. spring onions. Varieties suitable for growing in containers: Beans .au or call 1300 137 118. This need not become a chore if you install a micro-irrigation system attached to an automatic tap timer.Bush types Also herbs and strawberries. For a Recycle Right fact sheet visit zerowaste. need more attention than those in the ground as their roots will be limited to a confined area. or call 1300 137 118. this set includes a pressure reducing valve. Cost . The kit also contains: 10 mm roll of 4 mm poly tubing to connect your tricklers to the main manifold Two-way water delivery spike that has a snap on fitting to receive water from your garden hose Screw on attachments to join the water delivery spike to the pressure reducing valve and the 6-way manifold allowing the system to operate. you should be able to assemble the whole system within a matter of minutes. Tricklers are also very effective for watering container plants and particularly hanging baskets. Rating .popeproducts. The raised bed irrigation kit is produced by Pope and is available from most garden centres. easy to allowing low pressure irrigation systems to operate at maximum efficiency without leaking or ‘blowing apart’. A six-way manifold designed to allow six adjustable tricklers* to operate from the one watering point. This can be removed for easy cleaning. The solution comes in a low Polystyrene packaging (including foam meat trays and cups) goes in the WASTE BIN. The key elements are Adjustable tricklers. They also have an adjusting cap to vary water flow. These are mounted on plastic spikes and designed to allow the moisture flow to be varied from 0-100 litres per hour according to the needs of different types of plants in your raised bed.below $40. If you follow the directions.very ZER0068/G GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING / SUMMER 2011 57 . The kit is easily expanded and can be used in conjunction with a tap timer or automatic irrigation system. raised garden bed-irrigation For a REcyclE RIghT fact sheet visit zerowaste. What’s a trickler Adjustable flow tricklers are ideal for watering vegetables. Unlike many DIY low pressure irrigation kits.Irrigation NEW PRODUCT REVIEW Flexible irrigation kit for raised beds atering vegetables and herbs with different watering requirements in a raised bed has just been simplified. effectively reducing mains pressure. Tricklers have six small outlets that emit gentle streams of water over a 15-30 cm W radius. 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a shower timer to encourage responsible water use behaviour.sawater. A simple way to water in a defined area is using a simple dripper system that is operated when needed during summer. The WaterWise school kits also contain flow cups for students to conduct water flow rate investigations in their school for more garden watering advice. WaterWise Communities has been D Year three students at Marryatville Primary School were the first to get their hands on the new kit.waterforgood. Year three students at Marryatville Primary School were the first to get their hands on the new kits. 41 businesses and 77 community groups joining to date. In most years.Waterwise gardening Students get water wise in classrooms and gardens espite increased rainfall and improved flows in the River Murray in recent . WaterWise Communities is a joint initiative of the Department for a deep monthly soaking in summer and early autumn is all that is required. community group or (Using Water. SA Water and the Local Government Association of South Australia. rather concentrate the water in a defined area and the tree will maintain its root activity there. students are learning more about the importance of water and thinking of creative ways to reduce the amount of water they use. a checklist to help teachers and students learn what they can do to save water and stickers for wet areas to remind people to turn off taps and reduce their water use. SA Garden & Outdoor Living supporter: including young South Watering trees in summer – when and where? rees. The poster explains the water requirements of different vegetables. Visit www. This poster is also included in WaterWise kits for Ideally this is in the shade just 58 GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING / SUMMER 2011 T inside a tree’s drip water remains an incredibly precious resource and it is essential all South Australians. The school has a terrific veggie patch which will benefit from the kids using a gardening poster included in the kit. Don’t try to wet the entire root area. are a valuable asset to have in the garden. as well as more than 3200 householders. fruits and plants and gives guidance for when they should be planted during the year. If you’d like to become part of our WaterWise Community you can visit www. The drip zone is an imaginary circle on the ground under the tree that corresponds to the outer edge of the leaf canopy. But during the summer months. Trees like water in the same position every time. continue to value every drop. Waterwise Communities) or call 8463 7028 to register your household. both fruiting and ornamental. Thanks to a new WaterWise kit for schools. enthusiastically embraced. launched by the State Government on 25 October. it’s easy to forget most (but not all) will benefit from an occasional deep soaking. with 45 of the state’s 68 councils taking part. business. Students are learning how they can use water more wisely in their schools and at home.

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weed control. As an example. students range in age from 16 to 65 and come from many different backgrounds. At Urrbrae TAFE. when they start studying something that takes their interest. The Urrbrae campus of TAFE is situated 10 minutes from the Adelaide CBD. Others have gone on to work in some of the world’s most prestigious golf courses including Glen Eagles in Scotland and the Sultan of Brunei’s private course. We are flexible enough to be able to tailor each student’s study path to suit their needs. propagation. Urrbrae’s turf qualifications recently opened up a whole new world of opportunity for students who have used their qualifications to gain scholarships in America. aquaculture. simone. Many are surprised to find that although they might have struggled to get through High School. soil analysis and botany. contact Simone Wirkus phone 8372 6804. others specialise in topics such as turf. 60 GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING / SUMMER 2011 . paving. The courses provide a balanced combination of both practical and theoretical skills.wirkus@tafesa. covering garden design. For further information about Urrbrae TAFE horticulture. Conservation and Horticulture at Urrbrae Campus. irrigation or landscaping. 505 Fullarton Rd. Full time study in horticulture at Urrbrae is spread over three days a week.Good gardening What about a career in horticulture? By SIMONE WIRkUS very year students come from all over South Australia and often from international countries to study horticulture at the Urrbrae campus of TAFE. Some have a reasonable knowledge of their chosen field of study while others have absolutely none. plant and pest identification. it makes the world of difference and they end up achieving high levels with their qualifications. America loves our ‘Turfies’. a Certificate 3 level might include sessions in the vegetable garden. It is also worth noting that training in horticulture is subsidised and the certificates gained by students are recognised Australia wide. students are also able to choose the same units but in a part-time model. Simone Wirkus is a Lecturer and Horticultural coordinator at TAFE Centre for Environment. Netherby SA 5062 ph 8372 6838. machinery The subject range is extensive. In this case. some elect to study five days a week or others maybe three hours a week. E While some students choose to study a general horticultural course. Netherby. as well as conservation and environmental Or contact staff at TAFE SA Urrbrae. The campus covers just under 100 acres and provides an outstanding opportunity for students to explore and experience potential careers in horticulture. However.

plenty of medium sized fruit with a high degree of heat. WATER FEATURES. On the patio. chillies need very good drainage but it’s worth improving the soil first with composted organic matter. to list some of the recommended varieties likely to be available at your local garden centre. Alternatively. in cold. A rating of seven or higher indicates their heat is extremely high. Colours range from green through to yellow. discover new ideas FRESH IDEAS IN OUTDOOR FURNITURE. Some like it hot ! W No heat Sweet Bell peppers or capsicum California Red California Golden Mini Sweet Yellow Banana Mexican Ancho (2) Anaheim (2) Pasilla (3) Cascabel (5) Jalapeno (5) Aji Yellow (7) Serrano (8) Look for these at your garden centre Assorted Portugal (4) Cherry (4) Cayenne (4) Hungarian Yellow wax (5) Caysan (5) Yatsufusa (5) Tabasco (6) Bell pepper (6) Caloro (7) Thai Black Prince (5) Thai Bangkok (6) Fiesta (6) Rainbow Thai (9) Zimbabwe Bird (10) Hot Caribbean Red (8) Manzano (8) Red Savina (9) Tepin (9) Pequin (9) Lemon (10) Fatali (10) Habanero Reg (10) Habanero Yellow (10) Be inspired. eye catching leaves and fruits Tasty Bite Salsa (7) Sweet with brilliant red fruits Tasty Bite Seville (7) Brilliant fruit display maturing to shades of apricot All these are available as established ready to eat plants and ideal for Christmas giving. one of the main herb suppliers in SA. Established plants purchased now will continue fruiting from December through to late autumn. Chilli Ebony Fire as you can now buy your plants fully grown in small containers. the shapes are long or short. Recent releases include Ebony Fire (7) Super Hot. the choice of taste is yours. if it’s warm enough they will survive quite well through the winter months. use a recognised quality potting mix. With so many varieties suitable for gardens now available. And right TRADING HOURS Monday to Saturday 10am .5pm Sunday 11am .colour and taste Thai chillies are currently very popular as they produce a compact bush. Growing chillies at home is also a very easy way to add long lasting colour to a sunny spot in the garden. they will tolerate light shade. orange and even purple. wet conditions. NEW STORE LOCATION 289-291 Cross Road Clarence Gardens SA 5039 Phone: (08) 8293 6990 www. Chilli heat is now recognised internationally with each variety having its own heat rating (see numbers in brackets). they may simply fade away. It is possible to prolong the length of fruit production and display by removing fruit that is mature. GARDEN DÉCOR.Good gardening hen chillies are home grown. When garden grown. While chillies are sun lovers. such as a kitchen windowsill. you can simply leave them there for long lasting colour.4pm GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING / SUMMER 2011 61 .thecompletegarden. there is a huge range of varieties available with a flavour and a degree of heat to meet the needs of every chilli providing the light is bright. For container growing. round or thin. once established they will adapt well to growing indoors. However. we asked Lorraine Thompson from Hillside Herbs. then depending on where you live. WALL ART & GIFTWARE Thai chillies . while the flavour ranges from sweet and mild to the hottest of hot.

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