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 Gardening

There are very many gardening resources on the World Wide Web, but I have tried to include here many of those that are especially related to South East Queensland conditions.

General Resources

Global Garden - your FREE gardening magazine on the internet.
Australia's first national online gardening magazine and prime gardening resource, serving Australia and areas throughout the world enjoying a similar climate e.g. California. We offer you a new edition each month with authoritative, interesting content in an easy-to-follow format.

Growing Lifestyle - the best home and garden articles in one place. Thousands of articles from around the world on gardening, home improvement, pests and pets.

ABC Queensland, Tom's Garden - articles by ABC gardening expert Tom Wyatt with some unusual solutions for pest control, plant nutrition, etc.

ABC Southern Queensland, Your Garden - gardening tips by Penny McKinlay and Rod Hultgren.

Gardening Australia - more from the ABC, including fact sheets, plant profiles, pete's vegie patch, tip of the week and newsletter.

Better Homes and Gardens - more than can fit in the TV show and magazine, gardening, food, home improvement, craft, better living.

Burke's Backyard - from the TV series, Backyard Blitz, Burke's Backyard magazine, fact sheets, archives, shop, search tips, summer edition series.

Department of Primary Industries News Service - under Key Activities, look for Animal and Plant Health, including articles on plant biosecurity, pests and diseases and weeds.

Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE - Horticulture Faculty Web Site - links of interest including nursery and landscape gardening, retail, production, landscape design, botany, indoor plantscaping, pests and diseases, environmental practices and lots of environmental links.

SEQGardening - south east Queensland, events diary, gardening in SEQ, plants for SEQ, native plants, special topics, SEQ nursery guide, SEQ garden services guide, products, tools and accessories, books, videos, garden gifts, self sufficiency, other links, about SEQ gardening, advertising, contacts.

ourbrisbane.com - the Gardening in Brisbane page is relevant to the Coast with information on designing, maintaining or revitalising a garden, growing fruit and vegetables, lawns and tree pruning.

Garden Web Australia - forums on plant care and sources, exchange areas for trading, search engine, directory of gardening organisations, Hortiplex plant database and images, glossary of botanical terms, Sebania's gardening tips, Garden Web overseas.

Earth Garden - Australia's original magazine of alternatives for bush and city. Everything from strawbale homebuilding to permaculture, organic gardening, jillaroo farm hints and wildlife.

Australia's Open Garden Scheme - promoting the knowledge and pleasure of gardens and gardening across Australia. State and territory guide, feature articles, open gardens, community grants, links.

Creating Your Cottage Garden -- Queensland Style - design and foundation the key to success, selecting plant varieties, creating colour for all seasons, inter-planting vegies in your cottage garden, environmentally friendly pest control, tips, hints, advice, periodical articles, links.

Gardening Clubs

The Garden Clubs of Australia Inc. - what's on, quarterly journal, services, membership, find a club, seasonal tips, sales, links.

Queensland Council of Garden Clubs - newsletter, register of clubs and societies, club management, group insurance scheme, social occasions, guest speakers, bus trips, special occasions, telephone listing.

Buderim Garden Club Inc.  - location, membership, programs, meetings, contact information.

Maleny Garden Club - objectives and ideals, flower shows, activities, meetings, contacts..

Garden Web Australia Directory - search or browse for garden-related businesses, gardening organisations, gardens and collections.

Growing Specific Species

Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants (ASGAP) - internet resources. Links to a wide variety of other sources.

Society for Growing Australian Plants (Queensland Region, Inc.) - many activities and resources including meetings, conferences, spring flower show, autumn plants sale, free seeds for members, publications, study groups, community projects, library, excursions, where to see native plants.

Australian Botanic Gardens - growing native plants (on the web).

Fairhill Native Plants and Botanic Gardens - nursery overview, shop and products, newsletter, list of plants, fact sheets, locations maps.

Rainforest World Tropical Native Plant Nursery - at Burpengary, advice and sales for tropical rainforest projects.

Australis Plants - innovative wholesale nursery below the Toowoomba range specialising in the development and production of species of olives. macadamias and native ornamentals suitable for the Queensland climate.

Yahoo! Groups: Grevilleas - on-line chat group. All aspects of the cultivation of grevilleas from propagation (by seed, cutting, grafting or whatever), growing on, pests and diseases to the commercial aspects of of the plant can be discussed here.

Flora for Fauna - complete guide to planning and growing a garden to attract specific birds and animals, garden ideas, news and events, for schools, choose a garden centre, links.

Queensland Frog Society Inc. - frog photos, membership, events, frogsheet archives, frogshop, frogs in your garden, frog friendly gardens, setting up a pond, feeding tadpoles, how can you help, frogs as pets, further information, history, links, survey.

Queensland Tree Selector Index - guide to selecting trees to grow on your particular site.

Daley's Fruit Tree Nursery - fruit and nut trees, bush food, perennial herbs and vegetables, rainforest, forestations, ornamental and shade trees, retail nursery list, newsletter, seasonal tips.

Earthcare Enterprises - at Maleny, bamboo, aquatic plants, ginger spices and more, nursery, links, gallery, catalogue, recipes, fact sheets, contacts.

Growing Bananas in the Home Garden - Department of Primary Industries guide to growing bananas in the home garden in southern Queensland.

Heaton's Wholesale Fern Nursery - fern list with photos and descriptions, fern care, retail outlets, order enquiries, jokes, panoramas, stereoscope, about the nursery.

Mountain View Day Lily Gardens - at Maleny, about day lilies, catalogue, E-Zine, links, gallery, price list, specials, order form, FAQ, fundraising with daylilies, tea gardens.

Noosa Lakes Nursery - ground cover, screen trees, perennials, feature trees, small shrubs, palms, tall shrubs, catalogue, photo gallery, orders online, contacts, search engine.

Palm Fascinations - nursery based in Nambour and features palms, cycads and cordylines as well as many other plants. Open garden from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on 31st January and 1st February 2004.

Garden Maintenance

Garden Maintenance Techniques and Advice -  a selection of articles from the Department of Primary Industries, including pruning, grafting, irrigation, composting and much more.

Plant Biosecurity - more from the DPI including notifiable pests and diseases, eradication and containment programs, exotic and emerging pests.

Weeds - more DPI articles on dodder in the home garden, lantana, weeds in broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage, and more, mainly on commercial crops.

Garden Products and Services

Amgrow Garden King Australia - pests, weeds and diseases, fertilisers and manures, potting mixes, soils and mulches, gardening tips, what's new, problem solver, material safety data sheets, company information and contacts.

Debco Gardening Products - fertilisers, potting mixes, mulches and composts, water savers, soil conditioner, how do I do that tips.

Moss Garden Products - watering systems, water gardens, garden decor, garden tools, what's new, feature gardens, contacts and where to buy Moss products, handy hints and installation guide.

Searles - local innovator in home garden products, research and development, products, garden tips, fact sheets, radio program, About the Garden magazine, ATG garden centres, Searles gardening books.

Sunshine Coast Tree Solutions - qualified arborist, tree surgeon and horticulturalist, tree surgery, treescaping and selection, consultations and reports, tree protection programs, felling, removals and takedowns, advice by e-mail or online, related products for sale, tree safety assessment.

Superway Garden Products - at Beerwah, manufacturer and distributor of insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, new products.

Yates Australia - know how articles, your garden guide, problem solver, product guide, seeds and bulbs, tips and products of the month.

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