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Glen, About the house

11-10-2021

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs It may be no fairy story, but it could mean a few garden dreams can come true. There are so many times, especially at this time of bountiful blooms, that you may wish you could find space for yet another flowering tree such as the spectacular snow white flowering cherry, pictured here. Or, perhaps one of the many acacias, rhododendrons, camellias or even a free- flowering magnolia. But you can’t really find the space for yet another large tree.

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Hey honey!

KYNETON resident, and founder and CEO of Sweet Justice, Claire Moore, has received the inaugural Rotary Melbourne Environmental Sustainability Award in recognition of her work to support and protect the honey bee population.

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Water future

WORK is under way on the next Central Highlands Water Urban Water Strategy.

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Glen, about the house

SPRING persists, even if it’s only vacillating between icy rain and those fleeting wind-cooled sunny spells.

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16-08-2021

Let's celebrate the return of Wattle Day Glenlyon has revisited and revitalised the celebration of Wattle Day, once an annual one-day salute to our national floral emblem, the wattle, but this year it is embraced in a week long feast of poetry and art commencing on August 8.

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Glen, about the house

12-04-2021

The good, the bad & the hungry!

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Glen: About the house

29-03-2021

Shoo fly - Part 2 (As promised last time - dealing with the loathsome fruit fly…)

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Glen, about the house

15-03-2021

Shoo fly!

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Beautiful blooming begonias…and bees

15-03-2021

BEGONIAS have captured the imagination of flower lovers for hundreds of years with their almost quirky and often flamboyant offerings.

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Glen, About the house

08-02-2021

It's all about the birds and the bees

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Glen, Around the house

15-02-2021

Then the rains came down…

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Glen, about the house

25-01-2021

Making the most of a fruit harvest - Take 2

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Around the house with Glen

18-01-2021

Making the most of a fruit harvest If you are among the lucky ones with a good home crop or access to lots of stone fruit this season, there are more ways than making jam to preserve them for long-term use.

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Glen, about the house

21-12-2020

2020 - Groundhog Day revisited

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Glen, about the house

07-12-2020

"Oh, Christmas tree - Oh, Christmas tree."

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About the house with Glen

30-11-2020

Not so welcome guests This recent burst of warm Spring weather, alternating with days of heavy rain storms has brought about great bursts of strong growth and crowds of colourful flowers in gardens everywhere. But, like all good stories, there has to be a downside - in this case also armies of aphids, snails and other plant-chewing or sucking pests.

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Glen, about the house

16-11-2020

Underground networks There’s a lot more going on under the mulch than you probably realise, and not all of it necessarily good.

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Glen, Man about the house

09-11-2020

The answer's a lemon! Well, not really, it’s about citrus trees in general…Springtime is an important clean-up and feeding time for citrus - the time to remove weak, spindly growth and dead wood. If your lemon tree is looking as yellow and hang-dog as mine at present, it can’t be a minute too soon.

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Glen, about the house

02-11-2020

Going to pot Gazing at the glorious specimen of aucuba japonica (Japanese laurel) you would hardly believe it was once the pathetic decapitated specimen in the other photo.

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Finally, it’s time to smell (and taste) the roses

02-11-2020

MARCH 18, 2020. This date is stamped into many people’s memories as the day everything shut. Among them is Lauren Richardson, grower of edible flowers in Glenlyon.

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Glen, About The House

26-10-2020

Treasures from the past Pondering over the photograph of my friend’s recently restored Tasmanian colonial house and garden (Issue 202) made me reflect on our own home.

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Restoring Park Lake to its former glory

19-10-2020

CRESWICK’S Park Lake Botanical Reserve turns 160 this year, but celebrations are on hold until April 18, 2021.

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A life-saving project within your back fence

19-10-2020

A LONG road for a pair of former journalists runs from country Queensland to a nursery at Tylden.

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Glen, about the house

05-10-2020

The Local 200 issues old?

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Glen, About the house

28-09-2020

Horti-culture shock

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Snakes on the move

28-09-2020

AS THE days become warmer, snakes are starting to emerge from their winter hibernation to bask in the sun and search for food and a mate. Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Senior Wildlife Management officer Belinda Cant said sunny weather also meant it was more likely people would encounter a snake.

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Glen, About the house

21-09-2020

“The spring is sprung, the grass is riz. I wonder where the boidies is. They say the boidie’s on the wing. But that’s absoid. The wing is on the bird.”

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Glen, About the house

14-09-2020

The Good Earth

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Glen, about the house

07-09-2020

Going to pot. Last week I left a cryptic message re saving the cardboard centres of your toilet roll and paper towel for this week…Here’s the answer!

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Glen, about the house

31-08-2020

Spring plantings - Following on from last week’s column about raising vegetables from seed.

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Glen about the house

24-08-2020

Everything old is new again - Digging in to our heritage!

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Glen about the house

17-08-2020

Divide and prosper

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Plan now for a bumper Spring crop

10-08-2020

What a wonderful year for our gardens, with bounteous Autumn and Winter rains and a promise of more to come. It may be a little early for any planting but it's certainly right to plan ahead and prepare the beds, especially if you’re thinking of enriching the soil with organic fertiliser or compost.

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Bonsai – miniature magic

03-08-2020

This centuries-old practice of miniaturising trees and shrubs can be a fascinating hobby the whole family can enjoy. But first let’s get one important fact straight - it’s the creation of the appearance of age and wear that is important, not their actual age in years.

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Up in the air with epiphytes – a whole new world of gardening

29-06-2020

Epihpytes are those plants whose roots are literally "up in the air".

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Glen about the house -Orchids for all

22-06-2020

It was once considered that growing the prized gem of the tropical forests, the orchid, was only for the very wealthy.

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From an old potting shed

15-06-2020

It’s funny how the sight of something familiar can bring memories of a long- distant past, flooding back.

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Glen, about the house -Moving experience

08-06-2020

Sometimes trees and shrubs may need to be moved to another part of the garden, or perhaps even to another garden.

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Glen, about the house -Bugged about the house

01-06-2020

I should have known I would start something when I made mention of building a “bug hotel”...

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Glen, about the house- Fine feathered friends

25-05-2020

To my great delight, my birdbath’s daily clientele has recently been boosted by “foreigners”

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Glen about the house – A waterlogged garden?

18-05-2020

We could be faced with the double-edged benefits of that long-awaited wet Winter.

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Glen, about the house – It’s only natural to care (cont’d)

11-05-2020

Last week, I espoused the benefits of the absolute need for us to find ways to protect our gardens from pests and diseases.

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Glen about the house – It’s only natural to care about your garden and its inhabitants!

04-05-2020

In your desire to protect your plants from the many pest attacks, it's easy to overlook the many other inhabitants of your garden.

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Glen, about the house Idle times – idle hands…

30-03-2020

Last issue I gave you some clues for putting this current free time into enhancing your garden.

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In Your Local Garden with Gen Heyne Gardens: A viral retreat

23-03-2020

The prospect of long-term solitary confinement for however long it takes for the accursed COVID-19 to leave our shores is daunting.

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Local Gardens of Note

24-02-2020

Oak & Monkey Puzzle, Ballan-Daylesford Road, Spargo Creek.

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Nature Diary with Tanya Loos

10-02-2020

THIS summer has seen a spectacular flowering of sweet bursaria.

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In Your Local Garden – With Glen Heyne

10-02-2020

On the cusp time of Summer's almost over but Autumn isn’t quite here yet.

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In your local garden with Glen Heyne Gardens: Summer friends or foe?

20-01-2020

Will our garden shield our homes or turn against us in times of bushfires?

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