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Orchids

  Growing orchids indoors    Anyone can grow orchids indoors; you don’t need to live in the tropics or have the luxury of a greenhouse, and there are plenty of options that will give you a beautiful display of flowering orchids year round. Orchids grown in the home during the colder months respond wonderfully well …

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Bedding Plants

  Bedding Plants Autumn highs By Alice Spenser-Higgs No longer is autumn that in-between season when we say a reluctant farewell to summer. As the leaves start turning red and gold, it is time to plant annuals that will flower before winter and even through winter into spring. Perish the thought that this is a …

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Food Garden Design

  FOOD GARDEN DESIGN Designed to feed By Anna Celliers   Few gardening experiences are more rewarding than picking home-grown edibles, and the ways in how they are produced are always changing. In simple terms, you don’t need much to start a veggie patch. The basic requirements are fertile soil, good drainage, full sun for …

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Soup, beautiful soup!

  Soup, beautiful soup! The best herbs for soups, and some of the earliest soup recipes using herbs. By Alice Spenser-Higgs   It’s not necessary to have read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to identify with the Mock Turtle’s song, Soup of the evening, beautiful soup! For as long as people have put fire and edibles …

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Peas

  Meat pies with pea and potato mash   The Australians love their meat pies, and their traditional version is a tasty meat and gravy mixture. The addition of mushy peas is a particular speciality of the late-night pie cart called Harry’s Café de Wheels, in the suburb of Woolloomooloo, Sydney. An icon in Australia …

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