Gardening

Thu 19 Sep 2019

Best 8 herbs and veggies to plant during spring

premium_icon Best 8 herbs and veggies to plant during spring

September is the perfect time to get out in the garden. With the weather heating up now is the best time to plant herbs and veggies.

How to access Carnival of Flowers competition maps

How to access Carnival of Flowers competition maps

THE Chronicle Garden Competition gardens attract thousands of people during the Carnival of Flowers. Here is where you can access maps to all the gardens.

Mon 16 Sep 2019

Meet the green-thumbed family behind 30 years of business

premium_icon Meet the green-thumbed family behind 30 years of business

Spring is nature's way of saying let's party and it's time to have some fun with these local landscaping legends.

Sun 1 Sep 2019

Is this the most Instagram-worthy place in Mackay right now?

premium_icon Is this the most Instagram-worthy place in Mackay right now?

How a soil health program on a Marian farm became the 'place to be' this Father's Day.

Wed 28 Aug 2019

Flower show set to bloom in Prossie

Flower show set to bloom in Prossie

The Proserpine Flower Show will be held in the first weekend of spring.

Sat 24 Aug 2019

You'll be peachy keen to grow these stone fruits

premium_icon You'll be peachy keen to grow these stone fruits

Learn the trick to planting the varieties in warmer climes and then watch them bear fruit.

Sat 17 Aug 2019

Just add flower to inject some spring fever

premium_icon Just add flower to inject some spring fever

Warm, sunny days mean change of season is just around corner, so celebrate by planting lots of potted colour.

Sat 10 Aug 2019

Spreading the word on close cousin of petunias

premium_icon Spreading the word on close cousin of petunias

The hardy calibrachoa can create vibrant displays and is easy to establish and look after.

Sat 3 Aug 2019

Waxing lyrical about best-selling Australian wildflower

premium_icon Waxing lyrical about best-selling Australian wildflower

Hardy and beautiful, the native geraldton wax delivers a soft, wispy effect to a garden.

Thu 1 Aug 2019

The tiny school involved in Lismore's flame tree revolution

premium_icon The tiny school involved in Lismore's flame tree revolution

THE council won't commit to making the flame tree Lismore's signature tree, so the community is taking the matter into its own hands.

Sat 27 Jul 2019

Create a winter wonderland with Australian rice flower

premium_icon Create a winter wonderland with Australian rice flower

Plant is attractive as a shrub, dried flowers last for ages and it feeds insects and birds.

Thu 25 Jul 2019

The small action that can make a big change

premium_icon The small action that can make a big change

Sunday will mark 23 years since the the first of Australia's largest community tree-planting and nature care events.

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Savour your chocolate without the extra kilojoules

premium_icon Savour your chocolate without the extra kilojoules

Cosmos Choca Mocha plant is heaven scent for those who like their dark delights everywhere they go.

Tue 16 Jul 2019

The Queensland couple farming in the city

premium_icon The Queensland couple farming in the city

The couple who started this speciality gourmet farm say haters simply haven’t tried any of their spectacularly delicious varieties.

Sat 29 Jun 2019

Follow these steps to meet orchid's blooming challenge

premium_icon Follow these steps to meet orchid's blooming challenge

If you create the right conditions, the beautiful and exotic cymbidium will flower year after year.

Sat 22 Jun 2019

Colourful kalanchoe the perfect cold weather choice

premium_icon Colourful kalanchoe the perfect cold weather choice

Don't wait until springtime - you can have flowers in winter and this plant is a versatile option.

Thu 20 Jun 2019

How growing bonsai gave a grieving woman comfort

premium_icon How growing bonsai gave a grieving woman comfort

Caring for bonsai trees 'saved' Violet Walsh after another tragic loss

Sat 15 Jun 2019

Daisies are up with the best of the bunch

premium_icon Daisies are up with the best of the bunch

They flower prolifically, are generally pest-free and you don't need a green thumb to grow them.

Sat 8 Jun 2019

Say Aloe-Aloe to this easy-care succulent range

premium_icon Say Aloe-Aloe to this easy-care succulent range

These hybrid forms have been bred for longer flowering and cope in drought, rain, heat and cold.

Thu 6 Jun 2019

Holy pineapple: Monster fruit just shy of world record

premium_icon Holy pineapple: Monster fruit just shy of world record

This Love-Hate Experiment weighed in at 4.612kg.

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