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Hello and welcome to iGarden. Anyone who knows me will know that I am 'The Compulsive Gardener' - I love everything about gardening.

Allow me to share some of my enthusiasm and interests in gardening with a focus on the plants I know best and those that do especially well in my own Sydney garden.

This is more than just about plants: it's also about the people involved in gardening; their books and gardens; planting schemes; choosing appropriate plant types; colour selection... There is plenty to think and read about in iGarden.

So, while you are here, enjoy all my blogs, have a browse through my list of Plants and don't forget to check out the Discussion Forums, Marketplace, Garden Ramble and your local Gardening Events.

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"November pruning and snipping"

We can do a lot of trimming this month!

Though my busiest pruning periods are generally late May and mid-August, November also sees the secateurs getting quite a workout. In early November, one task is to cut back the old-fashioned deciduous shrubs that bloom in mid-spring in my garden - such as Philadelphus and Deutzia. Other shrubs in this category include Weigela and Spiraea cantoniensis  ... Read On »

November in my garden

What's in bloom

See the full list of what's flowering in my garden this month. Here »

Jobs to do

November is one of the prettiest months of the year in our Sydney gardens. Read More »

My Gardening Tip of the month

As spring-flowering perennials cease blooming, their stems can be cut back. Spring annuals can finally be pulled out, and replaced with summer-flowering ones. Keep your daylilies deadheaded, by snapping off the spent blooms regularly. The plants will look a lot better if you do this.

My Plant Reference

My current garden is located in one of Sydney's northern suburbs so my focus is naturally on what does well here. I have grown over 313 different plant varieties that are all described in this reference.
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Discussion Forums Recent Item

"Garden Problems" forum topic: "My Helborus is in trouble"

Keith asks:
 This is the second one that is dying any clue as to the cause? Thanks

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