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Growing plants that may not otherwise suit your soil can simply and cost effectively be accomplished by utilising pots. These pots may be simple in design to showcase the plant which is growing within it, or it may exhibit decorative features, being a focal point in its own right.

Choosing the pot for your garden is a decision based on taste, function
and budget.

 
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No dig garden beds were pioneered by Esther Deans back in the 1970s. She devised the method to grow vegetables in her garden where she had heavy clay. Her first book, called Growing Without Digging (1990, Angus & Robertson publishers) is also available I believe, in Braille and talking book editions.

No dig gardens are perfect for people who have limited digging ability or for those who are confined to a wheelchair or walker where bending is an issue. As Esther Deans demonstrated, they can be created on concrete, straight over grass, clay or even on rooftops and balconies. They have also been made on a bed frame or within a raised bed at a convenient height for seated gardening. Let’s have a look at how easy it is to create a no-dig garden that will produce your own fresh herbs and vegies right at your fingertips.

Magazine Features: step-by-step process to build a no-dig garden PLUS suggested vegies and herbs for the first planting.

 
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For a ‘yard’ to become a ‘lawn’ it must be transformed into a uniform mat of low growing turf. Left unchallenged by a mower’s blade, common lawn species such as blue couch will grow to a height of 20cm or more and green couch to 40cm.

A Guide to mowing height:

 
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Each issue Editor Paul Plant provides a step-by-step process practical on several gardening projects.

This issue Paul shows you:

How To...
…benefit from bulbils
…plant a new flowering gum
…make a cheap hothouse
…increase your aglaonemas

 
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