Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Bean House

Constructing a house from garden canes and growing beans in root trainers, to cover the house.

Growth development of bean house - © GAP Photos

Growth development of bean house – © GAP Photos

Beans are a family favourite and prolific growers. This comprehensive guide shows how to grow beans from seed, constructing a structure for them to grow over. Full growth development is shown from spring through to late summer, including how to make the structure from bamboo canes and the joy of harvesting together as a family.

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East Coast Wildflowers

Farm worker with bunches of harvested Rhodanthe manglesii, Paper daisies, destined for the Sydney flower markets - © Brent Wilson/GAP Photos

Farm worker with bunches of harvested Rhodanthe manglesii, Paper daisies, destined for the Sydney flower markets – © Brent Wilson/GAP Photos

A family business for over 30 years managed by Col and now his son Craig Scott, East Coast Wildflowers – 90 mins drive north of Sydney – is a leading supplier of Australian native plants, from a farm with 50 acres of fields and greenhouses.

The farm cultivates many popular natives including Kangaroo paws, paper daisies, grevilleas,waratahs, wattles and flannel flowers, to name a few. They have stalls at the Sydney flower markets six mornings a week, and also supply to corporate events and weddings.

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Greencombe

Steps and circular stone arch leading from the main garden to the vegetable garden at Greencombe Gardens, Somerset - © Jonathan Buckley/GAP Photos

Steps and circular stone arch leading from the main garden to the vegetable garden at Greencombe Gardens, Somerset – © Jonathan Buckley/GAP Photos

Greencombe gardens were started in 1946 by Horace Stroud. This 3.5 acres sits at the edge of ancient woodland. It is is an unusual position with the Bristol Channel to the north of at the south there are wooded slopes tumbling between Exmoor and the sea.

Most of the wonderful plants in Greencombe gardens have been planted in their current positions yet the garden manages to feel natural. This has been organically gardened for over 37 years, producing tons of their own compost and leaf mould.

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