Fertiliser Review: Eco-Seaweed by Organic Crop Protectants – Part 1

Fertiliser Review: Eco-Seaweed by Organic Crop Protectants – Part 1

Trial and error is the creed of the home gardener. You make a mistake – you learn from it. That’s how I have been gardening for years. There’s no shame in making a mistake when you learn from the results. To take my learning to the next level I have been trailing a new fertiliser(…)

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Growing tropical Hibiscus in a greenhouse

Growing tropical Hibiscus in a greenhouse

Greenhouses are very helpful when growing Tropical plants in less than ideal conditions. Growing tropical hibiscus in a greenhouse is necessary when you live in a sub-tropical environment, like myself, and it can be a complex organisational feat to shoe-horn a large enough greenhouse into a small yard. Trust me, my back yard is quite(…)

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Why I started the Hibiscus Collectors Club

Why I started the Hibiscus Collectors Club

Welcome dear collector. I assume collector, if you’re not one yet, you may soon be! Be warned, becoming a Hibiscus collector can take up all your time, and a lot of your money! I started my journey on Hibiscus collection around 5 years ago in beautiful Queensland, Australia. On the Sunshine Coast to you locals. I(…)

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Soil-less Hibiscus potting mix recipe

Soil-less Hibiscus potting mix recipe

This spring I am mixing it up and going for a new soil-less Hibiscus potting mix recipe. Because I grow in a greenhouse, and because our winters are cold, my Hibiscus have a tendency to get wet feet and develop wilt disease. Old compacted potting soil and poor porosity of the soil to drain sufficient(…)

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Journal your Hibiscus collection, why it’s important to keep good records

Journal your Hibiscus collection, why it’s important to keep good records

Introduction Good journal keeping is important, especially with a large collection of plants all with varying needs. When I started my Hibiscus collection about 5 years ago I had at most 20 varieties, they were easy to keep track of and I knew each one well. As my collection grew larger it became harder to remember(…)

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