Smell the roses & herbs & lavender…

With the Melbourne Cup public holiday coming up, some might be turning their thoughts to watching a certain horse race but we like to think of it as an opportunity to get a bit more gardening in! There’s a lot going on here at Acorn Nursery, veggies and Summer colour are ready to be planted, […]

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Spring is Heating Up!

We’ve had a few false starts on Spring but the forecast is finally looking to be consistently warming up. That means right now is the time to get into the garden and make things happen! We’re out in the garden planting all kinds of veggies and Summer flowers. It might seem a long way away […]

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Springtime is here!

This is it. This is THE season for gardening. For those of us who hibernated a little too hard over the Winter, this is the time to venture out, feed everything and start planting up Spring and Summer flowers and veggies. For those who stuck it out over the colder months, this is when your […]

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Anticipation and Preparation

Late Winter can seem like a bit of an in-between time in the gardening world. Winter veggies are well and truly established and almost finished up while Spring blooms are almost here but not quite yet. We’ve seen many Magnolia trees around absolutely laden with buds just about ready to burst into magnificent flowers. Other […]

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Reduce plastic with simple swaps

The weather might still be icy but we have now passed the Winter solstice and we are on the way to Spring. There’s plenty to do in the garden so check out Tony’s Tips below. Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution […]

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Plenty to do in a Winter garden!

June is the first month of Winter and is the lowest ebb of the annual growing cycle for many plants. Even so, many plants are looking gorgeous at the moment. Camellias, Helleborus, Primulas, Pansies, Poppies and many Natives are flowering beautifully as they love the cooler weather. If your garden doesn’t have something that warms […]

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Mum deserves something special!

We’ve got a double act for you this month, our regularly scheduled Tony’s Tips, plus our top recommendations to spoil mum this Mothers’ Day. It’s coming up on the 12th of May so you’ve still got plenty of time to find a gift but, if you do leave it a little late, don’t worry! Plants make the […]

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Winter is coming. Prepare your garden!

April has perfect weather for gardening – great for planting and feeding. There is still enough warmth in the soil to get some roots established and get some food into your plants before they slow down for Winter. A good feed is important to stimulate the gardens and lawns into a flush of growth before […]

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So Long Summer

It might not feel like it today but Autumn is finally here! This can be one of the absolute best times to be in the garden, with Summer flowers, fruit and veggies putting on a final show and cooler weather plants starting to make an appearance. As always, there’s a lot that can be done […]

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Summer is Colour

As we head into the last month of Summer, the heat is seriously making itself felt. The slow start to the season is a bit of a distant memory! We’re making the most of the weather, and making sure our plants do too with plenty of water! As far off as Winter might seem, this is […]

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