It’s Tomato Time!

We know the long weekend is in honour of the Grand Final but the timing really could not be better for spending a little extra time in the garden. The weather is getting warmer, which means it’s time to start thinking about Summer flowers and vegetables. We are open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm every […]

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Springing into the Garden

Spring is certainly in the air and we absolutely cannot wait to get out into the garden and watch everything wake up after the slower Winter months. Read on to discover our favourite new plants that have just come into the shop as well as Tony’s expert advice. There’s a huge number of things we […]

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Spring is Just Around the Corner

August is in many ways the calm before the storm. Our gardens are full of anticipation, taking a deep breath before the rush of new growth in Spring. Taking advantage of this momentary pause will help you to get the most out of your garden in the coming months, through Spring and into Summer. Check […]

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We couldn’t have done it without you!

First up, we here at Acorn need to say a huge thank you to our wonderful and generous customers. When we introduced a gold coin donation for gift wrapping about 20 months ago, it was embraced, with many people even giving more. With the help of your donations, we have been able to donate more than $40,000 […]

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Turning the Winter Blues Rose-y

With all different varieties of new season roses coming into stock throughout June and July we are all about roses at the moment. For the roses already in our gardens, now is the time to give them a bit of a haircut. If you need some pointers, you’re in luck; this Sunday the 3rd of June […]

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With Love to Mothers Everywhere

As we head into the colder months, it can feel like things might be winding down in the garden. However, there are plenty of beautiful cool climate plants available to liven up a dormant landscape. Autumn is also the best time to lay the foundations for Spring success by fertilising and planting. Check out Tony’s […]

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Green Tomato Relish

Green Tomato Relish

As we come to the end of the tomato season, there’s always those few green tomatoes left that just refuse to ripen. We made the most of ours by whipping up some green tomato relish using Stephanie Alexander’s recipe. Here’s how you can do the same: Ingredients: 1.5kg green tomatoes, thinly sliced 2 onions, thinly […]

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Hosting Christmas lunch?

Here’s how to create a stylish entertaining space – in 6 quick and easy steps. If the thought of hosting Christmas lunch sends your pulse racing, you’re not alone. It’s no small task: there’s food to prepare, gifts to buy, decorations to hang. Plus, both your house and your garden must be in tip-top shape. […]

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