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Black Spots on Roses

Have you ever seen a few black spots on your roses and been left puzzled as to what exactly caused them? ‘Black spot’ is the name given to the airborne fungus that is usually found in conditions that are warm or humid. Aside from temperature and climate being responsible for this fungus breeding, black spots

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Powdery Mildew On Roses (qc Done)

Powdery Mildew on Roses

Powdery mildew is one of the most common fungal conditions affecting Australian flora, with roses being particularly susceptible. Mildew on roses is diagnosed by visually examining the plant – if you see a soft whitish coating on the leaves and flower buds of your roses, it’s likely that your rose has picked up powdery mildew

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Aphids On Roses

Aphids on Roses

What are Aphids? If you have seen small green bugs on roses in your garden, there’s a good chance that you have aphids. There are two species of aphids that attack roses, known as Macrosiphum rosae and Macrosiphum euphorbiae. These aphids are sap-sucking insects that attack roses and spread viral diseases between plants. Aphids are

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Common Rose Leaf Problems

White Scale on Roses

I have white scale on my roses – what does it mean? Seeing little white scales or bumps on your rose stems can often be a stressful experience. Gardeners often wonder to themselves if the white scale coating they see is simply part of the rose bush as it’s grown, or if it’s the result

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Frost Tolerant Vegetables

Can you grow veggies in a frost prone area? The answer is yes! In fact, quite a few of the most popular vegetables thrive in cooler climates, and some are even made tastier by light frosts.  While Australia’s cold season is fairly mild compared to other parts of the world, you’ll need to put in

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Sedum: Frost Tolerant Succulents

Frost Tolerant Succulents

Succulents are popular for a reason. As well as showcasing unusual, sculptural shapes, striking colouring in their fleshy leaves, they’re also versatile, low-maintenance and water efficient. What more could you ask for? For those of us living in the southern parts of Australia, there is one more thing: frost tolerance. Here, we give you the

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Frost Tolerant Plants

Frost Tolerant Plants

Is your local area prone to frost in winter and early spring? If so, don’t stress – it need not spell doom for your gardening efforts. Plenty of plants are able to tolerate subzero temperatures, and there are actions you can take to give your garden the best chance of rebounding from a freeze. Read

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What Are Evergreen Plants?

‘Evergreen’ refers to any plant that retains its foliage throughout the year, as opposed to shedding it ahead of winter. In fact, the foliage doesn’t necessarily have to be green for a plant to qualify as evergreen – for example, it may be blue-grey or golden – but it is essentially constant, rather than changing

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