An Australian Twig Christmas Tree

Here’s a simple little project to bring some festive flair to your garden this Christmas! An Australia Christmas tree with a twist that will brighten up your outdoor entertaining area or sparkle on your front step this Christmas.

Start with a pot in a festive colour like the gorgeous Primo Glazed pot from Northcote Pottery in ‘Forest Green’. Then add: red petunias, white calibrachoas and Turkey thyme all from Oasis Horticulture.

To finish the look off add an old eucalyptus brand and decorate with little ornaments. Just magic!

Chocolate, Raspberry & Avocado Mousse by Dani Venn

Chocolate, raspberries and avocados as a dessert might sound like a strange combination, but this dessert if creamy, velvety and utterly delicious! Try Dani Venn’s Choc Avocado Mousse for a healthier dessert option – you’ll be delighted!!

Want mail order avocados delivered straight to your door? Then check out Barham Avocados – we can’t get enough!!

Pimp your pots!

Here are 3 clever ways to decorate pots, simply grab a terracotta pot and give it a makeover with some glue, paint and a few accessories.

This easy DIY project is a great way to Pimp Your Pots, using things you probably have lying around your home or garage.

Chloe suggests the following ways to decorate pots;
1. Lace effect look
2. Drip paint effect
3. Paint and rope combo

Into these pretty pots you can pop succulents, cacti, herbs or flowers. Just use plants that match the styling of your decorated pots.

If you give this project a go, we’d LOVE to see your results – share pics on Instagram and using #iamagardenette so we can see and share.

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How to grow seeds in a Jiffy Pot

Growing seeds is quick and easy thanks to Jiffy Pots!

Ever wondered how to get your seeds off to best start in your garden? Grow them in Jiffy Pots! In this video Melissa has all the tips and tricks to get you growing with Jiffy Pots by Mr Fothergills and sowing some seeds today.

Potted Strawberry Tower

Why just grow strawberries in a pot when you can create a TOWER of strawberries! Melissa King has this nifty technique to get you harvesting armfuls of strawberries this summer. So get planting strawberries RIGHT NOW (winter and spring) if you are in southern Australian regions.

Mail order beneficial bugs for your garden!

Did you know that you can get an army of good bugs into your garden simply by ordering them through the post?! Pretty cool hey! Well Melissa’s got some top tips on how you can use these beneficial predatory insects to battle the bad bugs in your garden.

Using beneficial bugs and encouraging them into your garden will reduce your need to spray and improve your plants overall health and vigour! Win win 🙂

For more info on eco organic garden products or to order some Backyard Buddies check out: http://www.ecoorganicgarden.com.au/