Quandongs, also known as a Native Peach, are a popular bush food and are native to many parts of Australia, including our area!

Native blooms

Using Australian native flowers in floristry and floral art is bang on trend right now. Here are a few favourite Australian native flowers used in bouquets and styling.

Planting by the moon

Gardening by the moon is not a new concept, and no, it doesn’t mean gardening in the middle of the night! It has been around for a very long time and in recent times, has had a resurgence in popularity.

Nibble proof plants

Country living often means sharing our gardens with the local wildlife, even if sometimes, that wildlife isn’t always invited. Gardening can be difficult at times When faced with hungry rabbits, possums and kangaroos. Kristee Semmler of Barossa Nursery shares some tips and plants types that can help to minimise damage in your garden.

Stop and smell the roses

Growing roses here in the Barossa is easy. They are well suited to our climate and with the right position and care, put on a great floral show throughout the warmer months.

Something a little different

No doubt at one time or another we have all enjoyed fruits such as apples, pears, watermelon, apricots and strawberries from the shops, our own gardens or local orchards. However, sometimes it’s nice to try something a little different, or better yet, grow something a little different.

Growing your own herbs at home

Widely used in cooking, herbs are a great and easy way to elevate your home cooking to the next level.

Tropical paradise

So you’re in love with all things tropical and would like to bring that feeling to your own garden in the Barossa. Can it be done? With careful plant selection you can create your own tropical paradise right here in the Barossa, cold winters and all!

Gardening terminology explained…

For a novice gardener, horticultural terms, practices and scientific plant names can feel like another language (which it basically is! Generally Latin) and seem a little intimidating.

Goodbye Neighbours

Do you get on well with your neighbours? Or maybe not so much? Whatever the case, sometimes it’s nice to have a little privacy in your yard. Of course fences are great for this, however, I’d much prefer a ‘green wall’ to look at.

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