Info Sheets

Our comprehensive range of Information Sheets gives you the complete guide to successful gardening in the Tropics.

Local North Queensland information for Local North Queenslanders.

  1. Planting Your Native Plants
    Planting time is fraught with risks for young plants. They are wrenched from the warm caring environment of the nursery and sent out into the big bad world to make it on their own…
  2. Soil Preparation
    The importance of thorough soil preparation cannot be stressed too much – it is the key to creating a successful native garden…
  3. Mulching Your Native Plants
    One of the secrets of successful native gardening is the lavish use of organic mulch…
  4. Watering Your Native Plants
    Every gardener these days knows the importance of being water-wise in the garden.
    Here’s the drum from the experts…
  5. Fertilising Native Plants
    Is your garden looking daggy?
    .. lacking vigour and vitality?
    .. then FERTILISE!
  6. Pruning native plants
    If you want your native plants to grow into well-shaped thick bushy shrubs, then they should be pruned lightly and regularly from the day you plant them until they are about 6 months old…
  7. Attracting Birds
    To get birds to live in your garden permanently you have to provide both food and shelter to hide from predators and to nest…
  8. dark-blue-ulysses-with-pink-flowerAttracting Butterflies
    Most people have a few butterflies in their garden from time to time, but if you want to have them permanently you have to plant special plants…
  9. Bush Tucker for North Qld
    Some species of bush tucker can be picked up from the tree and eaten without any processing…
  10. Correcting Yellowing
    Banksias are particularly prone to iron deficiency, and benefit from an application of iron chelates as soon as you see the foliage starting to yellow…
  11. Why Plants Die
    There’s lots of reasons why plants may die – old age, drought, the dog sat on it… But sometimes plants die for 
no apparent reason…
  12. Planting Tube-stock
    Have you purchased plants in tubes? Then you need to read this sheet, because tubes need special care…
  13. Cyclone-proofing your Garden
    Actually, there’s no such thing as a totally cyclone-proof garden. Nevertheless, some gardens withstand strong blows and cyclones better than others…
  14. Planting Difficult Sites
    Establishing a planting on sites such as river banks, steep slopes, and amongst existing trees can be very difficult…
  15. Pest, disease & weed control
    It is most important to prevent grass and weeds growing around your plants and through your garden beds, since grass and weeds severely inhibit the growth of plants…
  16. Planting an Effective Screen
    So you want to screen out your neighbours and cut out the traffic noise…
  17. Planting a windbreak
    The best windbreak is one made up of a mixture of species, and at least 2 but preferably 3-5 plants wide…