I review these products during tasks I personally carry out within my garden on a regular basis. Using the right product or tool for the job makes the difference of doing it the easy way or the hard way, so I really value a product which can make my life easier.

I am hoping that garden related companies will send me ‘products’ to test and evaluate. However I must stress that I will not be anything but fair and make no promises to these companies other than to tell the truth. Many of the products here are what I have already purchased for my own gardening use and are happy with.
You may ask, what are your qualifications? Well Judy and I opened our garden through the ‘Australia's Open Gardens’ for
10 years. We now open to support a specific charity.
We had our 18th Open Garden in 2019.
We won Gardening Australia’s 2009 ‘Golden Trowel’, have appeared on the ‘Garden Guru’s and ‘Gardening Australia’ twice and on various other television shows. We have given over 200 presentations to garden clubs on Sub tropical gardening and open our garden for bus tours. What is more important is that we have learnt from our gardening mistakes.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Heat Mat for Propagation.

 We have found this firm to be very good and helpful and there product is Australian made.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Best Potting Mix


Best Potting Mix

 Trip to Centenary Landscapes at Darra today to collect one metre of potting mix and some composted bark.

This is for Judy to continue propagating and for me to start potting all my stored Amorphophallus tubers.

For the Amorphophallus the composted bark and perlite will be mixed in with the potting mix.
It's a fair trip one we only make of a Sunday to avoid the traffic but it is worth it as the potting mix is the best we have found so far.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Beneficial Fungi.

 I have been sent a pack of this beneficial Fungi.

Will be interested to see how it goes.

All I have done so far is add it to my compost, later I will water it into the garden.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Soil Improver

This is without a doubt a fantastic product.
Used to be 'Active 8' but now they have improved it adding a further eight elements into the mix.
Bunning's do not sell Rocky Point products but most Garden Centers, Produce Stores do.
We grow vegetables with this mixed into the soil and when it's time to plant the Caladiums lot's of bags go into the garden.

Potting Mix

This was a great potting mix but now they have changed the formula and we hate it.
It is very light without much body and it dries out very quickly.
Seems to have a lot of sand in it.
Hope they soon go back to the old mix as they will be getting a lot of complaints.
I will be testing other products soon and hope to find a really good mix that I can recommend to you.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Ryobi One Power Shears

This is a great tool by 'Ryobi One' powered by an 18 v battery.
As I have said previously I need to make my gardening life a bit easier so I looked at this at Bunning's and said 'That looks like it may help me" so I bought it just in time to help me with cutting back several Carambola trees.
So am I happy, yes it did help and made my life a bit easier.
Ryobi One if registered on line with extend to warranty to six years.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Ryobi One Garden Tools

I am always looking to make life a little bit easier especially at my age.
I work dammed hard in the garden most days and sometimes get lot's of aches and pains.
So if I see a product that makes life easier I will go out and buy it.
Ryobi One products have impressed me, I now have quite a few and if registered online you get a six year warranty which means if anything goes wrong it's just a quick trip to Bunning's to exchange the tool.
I will post more at a later date of some of the other tools I have.
The ones today two hedge trimmers, one extendable and one not
All of these I have found useful.
As you can see the fruit trees have been trimmed nicely.