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Gardening ideas that save you time: Why you might like to join and what’s in it for you

The gift of information

Matt’s blog is a regular source of informative ideas on how to creatively use garden plants new and old. Plants and gardening topics are chosen with passion, colour and usability in mind.

We all have more things to do with our time and whether you garden to feel good, decorate or add value to your home we promise you Matt will have an idea or technique to save you time.

A gardening gift each month

You can get the blog and a FREE gift every information each month by joining the Cherry Club. Each Cherry Club email has a snippet and link to the latest time saving gardening ideas blog and also a FREE gift offer. The email tells you what our current members gift is so you can grab one next time you visit.

Information demonstrations by video

At the time of writing Matt’s One Minute Gardener video count is at 75. Each month a new tips and ideas video is made and a FREE link sent to you in the blog or Cherry Club email. Matt often takes the monthly gift and shows a new or innovative way to use the product.


People benefit from the therapeutic effect of gardening on a daily basis.  Once complete a well designed garden can be a great place for resting after a long day at work where you can potter or just sit quietly and be. ...

Whether you’re putting together a new garden or trying to breathe some life into your existing one, you should definitely consider adding one or more water features. From an expert gardener’s perspective, I believe w...

Garden design ideas for Lake Macquarie gardens Pictured is the finished front entry garden of retired couple Norm and Marilyn’s Lake Macquarie home. The brief when designing this garden was to have some color and i...

3 tomato growing tips that will save you 8 weeks If you love nothing better than a fresh hand picked garden tomato sliced thick on your sandwich, here are three tips for accelerated growth that should have you eating you...

Do you dream of having a beautiful garden but just don’t seem to have the space for it? I, for one, believe that limited space is not necessarily a hindrance to beautiful garden design. As someone who has made plants a...

If you hate weeding this might help A recent survey i was reading on gardening stated that weeding was a gardeners number one most hated gardening activity. If your into gardening chances are you’ll have done battl...

Garden plants come in many different kinds, so I can understand how choosing the right plants for your garden can be a challenge, especially if it’s your first time. Here at Cherry Road Nursery, I meet many novice gard...

Controlling army grubs without spraying and 3 steps to a great winter lawn Last week when i was mowing the lawn i noticed some small 3cm sized grey moths flying up out of my lawn, disturbed by the lawn mower and not want...

Lawn survival in a hot dry summer How dry can you let the lawn get without the dry patches turning into dead patches? The past four weeks in Warners bay we have had daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30’...

2 Summer gardening tips that will save you time! Summer in the garden is about value, to the home entertainer value might be when the new pot plant from last season kicks on and pleases you with some flourishing new grow...

Troubleshooting tips for the runt of the hedge, screen or mass planting A beautiful healthy row of young hedging plants, let’s use a Murraya hedge as an example as most Lake Macquarie gardeners have grown these at ...

Hot days and why we should water in the heat of the day 36 degrees Wednesday, 34 Thursday, 39 its day two of a three day scorcher, tomorrow is predicted as the 39 degree day. If you only water your garden or pots 3 times...

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