Gardening

Sun 13 Jan 2019

Tropical delight that thrives for many months

Tropical delight that thrives for many months

A mussaenda can flower from September to May in this climate and it is such a spectacular bloomer.

Sat 12 Jan 2019

Nine indoor plants you (hopefully) can’t kill

Nine indoor plants you (hopefully) can’t kill

IF you haven’t had much luck growing indoor plants in the past, there’s hope for you yet.

Thu 10 Jan 2019

One woman's mission to save beloved CQ vegetation

premium_icon One woman's mission to save beloved CQ vegetation

Wilhelmina Newman is on a mission to save significant Livingstone Shire vegetation

Tue 8 Jan 2019

10 golden facts about sunflowers you really need to know

premium_icon 10 golden facts about sunflowers you really need to know

THEY are actually made up of thousands of tiny flowers... how cool is that! Find out more about our region's happiest plant.

Sun 6 Jan 2019

Take the fun outside during summer break

Take the fun outside during summer break

It's the perfect time to get your little ones outdoors and away from their screens.

It's the perfect time for garden immersion

It's the perfect time for garden immersion

Plant yourself in the backyard and soak up the colour, smells and atmosphere of a summer's night.

Thu 3 Jan 2019

Walkerston retiree proud as punch about monster mango

premium_icon Walkerston retiree proud as punch about monster mango

"ABOUT a 1kg one is rare - I've had about three of those - but this one I didn't even know was on the tree.”

Sun 30 Dec 2018

Summer survival guide to keep garden going

Summer survival guide to keep garden going

Tips to help keep your leafy friends alive while you are away on holiday

Get the little ones dirty these school holidays

Get the little ones dirty these school holidays

Playing with dirt in the garden is scientifically proven to release happy chemicals for our kids.

Sat 29 Dec 2018

And the winner is: Neil shares his 2018 gardening highlights

premium_icon And the winner is: Neil shares his 2018 gardening highlights

From the best display to the 2018 survivor, most unusual and the most retro, and more.

Sun 23 Dec 2018

Give a living gift this Christmas

Give a living gift this Christmas

Make it a colourful Christmas for those you love with these plants that are easy to grow

Thu 20 Dec 2018

The story of Bundaberg's curious autograph tree

premium_icon The story of Bundaberg's curious autograph tree

IF YOU have noticed a lot of names on one particular tree at the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens then you might have been left wondering what it was all about.

Sun 16 Dec 2018

Trap for young players

Trap for young players

Carnivorous plants are easy to grow and seem to hold a particular attraction for inquisitive youngsters

Sun 9 Dec 2018

Some blooming great Christmas gift ideas

Some blooming great Christmas gift ideas

The green thumb in your life will appreciate a thoughtful gift for the garden or outdoor space

Sun 2 Dec 2018

Don't let Bob bug your citrus crop

Don't let Bob bug your citrus crop

Bronze orange bug, otherwise nicknamed Bob or sometimes referred to as a stink bug, is a common pest of citrus during summer on the east coast of Australia.

Summer lovin' will ensure your garden survives

Summer lovin' will ensure your garden survives

Give them some attention and you can keep your plants happy and healthy in the hotter months.

Mon 26 Nov 2018

Why you’re attracting nasty mosquitoes

Why you’re attracting nasty mosquitoes

Scientists in Queensland have discovered a gene that explains why some people are more prone to mosquito bites than others.

Sun 25 Nov 2018

Beetroot a colourful star to boost vegie patch and health

Beetroot a colourful star to boost vegie patch and health

A source of folate and with reported antioxidant health benefits, there are lots of fantastic reasons to grow beetroot.

Turn heads with a display of this stunning flower

Turn heads with a display of this stunning flower

With its eye-catching, beautiful blooms, hibiscus is the show-off shrub of the plant world.

Thu 22 Nov 2018

Gladstone retiree takes up a highly unusual hobby

premium_icon Gladstone retiree takes up a highly unusual hobby

The enthusiastic hobbyist and former QAL employee has plans to continue his latest outdoor venture.

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