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What is your soil pH?

Neville Passmore
21/09/2017

How do you find out your soil pH and what is ideal for your garden? 

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Vegetables to grow from kitchen scraps 

Neville Passmore 
13/09/2017

No need for seeds, here are the vegies you can grow from your own kitchen scraps! 

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Planet friendly weed control 

Neville Passmore 
6/09/2017

Find out the ways you can get rid of weeds in your garden, without harming the planet! 

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Superfoods at your place 

Neville Passmore 
31/08/2017


Find out the top 5 superfoods you can grow at your place! These foods contain complete goodness and once established will provide you and your family with nutrients. 

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Top 5 - Gardening trends this Spring 

Neville Passmore
23/8/2017

Learn the top 5 gardening trends for this spring, and get some inspiration for how you can achieve them at your place. Watch our video 

Making the most of winter rains 

By Chris Ferreira
3/08/2017

How to get the best out of your garden in winter - Chris has some great ideas for you. Have a read and discover what you can be doing this month to prepare your garden. 

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The Cabbage Tribe 

Neville Passmore
24/07/2017

The original superfood, perfect to grow in the cooler winter months. 

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The Great Greening Challenge facing our cities 

Neville Passmore
7/07/2017 

Green infrastructure has been in decline since settlement of WA in 1829. Since then some 70% of green cover (trees, shrubs, groundcovers, grasses and hedges) has disappeared. Government estimates tell us that a further 3% of native green infrastructure will go under the developer’s bulldozers by the year 2050, to make way for the predicted population of 3.5 million people. Planting trees and lawn is now recognised as the most cost effective way of combatting this lethal heat trap effect.
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Prepare and plan in winter for a sensational summer garden 

Chris Ferreira
9/06/2017
I am no big fan of summer! It shrivels my plants, saps our precious water supplies and oppresses the garden with its overwhelming heat. But at last the worst of summer is behind us and we can look forward to the promise of the winter rains, cooler weather and renewed garden growth.

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Growing Onions 

Neville Passmore 7/06/2017


Neville shares his secrets to growing the onion tribe. With so many to choose from you better get stuck in, now is the perfect time to plant these guys 

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Top 5 - Garden inspirations in Perth 

Neville Passmore 
19/05/2017

If you are looking for some great garden inspiration - look no further than these beautiful gardens. 

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Top 5 - New in plants 

Neville Passmore 
16/05/2017

There is always something new to discover in plants - here is Neville Passmores top 5 for Autumn 2017. 

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Secrets to Hanging Basket Success

Neville Passmore
5/05/2017


Outdoor living is one of the great joys of living in Perth.  Hanging baskets offer an alternative platform in which miniature gardens can be grown to enhance outdoor living areas, bringing colour or just cooling greenery. Alternatively hanging baskets can make a ‘near the kitchen’ herb garden.The major issue of growing any form of garden in WA is effective watering. Hanging baskets are at the extreme edge of this requirement because they are suspended and can be readily dried out by sun and wind.

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Lawn Renovations 

Neville Passmore 
25/04/2017


Learn what to do now, and over the cooler months to boost your lawn back to health. There are some easy and simple steps, which your lawn will thank you for. 

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Top 5 - Autumn garden trends

Neville Passmore 
20/04/2017
Discover the top autumn trends in gardening 

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Growing and preparing your own food 

Neville Passmore
7/04/2017 


A serious vegetable garden was once part of every home. Usually mum did the cooking in our house, and it was a cooked meal every night with a Sunday roast the crowning meal of the week. Food allergies were virtually unknown and childhood obesity very rarely seen. 

Fast forward to today and we have epidemics of Western diet disasters with galloping rates of type 2 diabetes, dementia, cancers and heart disease among others. Much of our food is highly processed with lashings of sugar, salt, preservatives, colourants, fillers and much more. 

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neville passmore

Neville’s work in plant production, gardening retailing, the garden media, with the public and contributing to student education is extensive and covers significant scope during 40 years of working in the gardening industry. Neville’s expertise in the field of gardening is well recognised and acknowledged by leading government departments. Neville has personally provided extensive advice and support to many members of the industry and is regarded by most as a friend.  He works tirelessly in his media business and is more passionate today than at any stage of his career.

chris ferreira

Chris has been involved with the industry for over 20 years. An expert in creating sustainable, waterwise gardens he has been the driving force behind The Forever Project, and turning his Hamilton Hill home into a sustainable showcase. Chris has regular workshops at his house, to encourage all who come along to grow their own vegies and get involved in their own garden at home. 

Chris is one of the most passionate gardeners in WA.