• Makaru (June/July) Jobs in the Garden and What to Plant in Perth

    Makaru (June/July) Jobs in the Garden and What to Plant in Perth

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    The winter months of June and July, known as Makaru when following the indigenous calendar, is a busy time in the garden in Perth. In nature, the animals will start to pair up ahead of the breeding season. Wild flowers that will start to emerge include the blues and purples of the blueberry lily (Dianella revoluta) and the purple flags (Patersonia occidentalis). Although Makuru is traditionally...
  • Australian Made Week: Meet Two of Our Aussie Makers

    Australian Made Week: Meet Two of Our Aussie Makers

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    Urban Revolution is proud to support the inaugural Australian Made Week initiative this week - 24-30 May 2021. Now more than ever, it is important that we all take the time to acknowledge, celebrate and support Australia's makers and growers. A main component of our business purpose here at Urban Revolution is to source and supply local Australian made products first and foremost. This Australian...
  • World Bee Day: Growing a Bee Friendly Garden

    World Bee Day: Growing a Bee Friendly Garden

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    A bee friendly garden is a place that can provide food, shelter, and a nesting space for insect pollinators, such as honey bees and our many varieties of native bees, as well as increasing the biodiversity of your garden. It is also a beautiful place to sit and observe nature in action. Pollinators are critical to a successful edible garden and an optimal bee...
  • World Bee Day: Celebrating Bees for Biodiversity and Food Security

    World Bee Day: Celebrating Bees for Biodiversity and Food Security

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    Each year World Bee Day is celebrated on the 20th May. On this day Anton Janša, the pioneer of beekeeping, was born in 1734. Bees are essential for food security and human survival  The main purpose of World Bee Day events is to spread awareness of the significance of bees and other pollinators for our survival. Beekeepers and nature conservationists are united in encouraging improved...
  • Meet the Makers - Part One

    Meet the Makers - Part One

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    We love sourcing products from local Australian makers and we are very proud to stock a wide range of Australian made homewares, gardening and personal care products. We thought you'd like to meet some of our wonderful Australian suppliers so here's a little bit about four of them.
  • Growing Good Health with Garlic

    Growing Good Health with Garlic

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    Why should you grow Garlic? Garlic has many culinary, medicinal and garden uses.  It is also easy to grow across Australia - garlic produces an abundant harvest over two seasons and Autumn in Perth is the perfect time to plant your Garlic.  Garlic is part of the allium family which also includes edible plants like shallots, onions, leeks and chives. Ornamental alliums are a popular...
  • Vic Park Community Harvest: A Rich History of Growing Olives in Perth

    Vic Park Community Harvest: A Rich History of Growing Olives in Perth

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    From April onwards, you may notice the olives starting to become ripe on trees around Vic Park and the wider Perth area. While some people make use of their olives, many suburban olive trees often go unharvested and the fruit goes to waste. This year there’s a push to put Vic Park’s under-utilised olives to use. But first, let’s take a quick dive into...
  • The Ten Golden Rules of Reforestation

    The Ten Golden Rules of Reforestation

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    Trees and the forests they form are highly complex. Poorly planned reforestation programs can be harmful to the environment and unsustainable. This article explains the ten golden rules for successful reforestation which have been proposed by scientists, including those at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in London.
  • 10 Gardening Jobs for Bunuru

    10 Gardening Jobs for Bunuru

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    February is a busy time in the garden with lots of jobs to do and watering needs to be carefully monitored in the ongoing Summer heat.
  • Plant Feature: Chilli and Capsicum

    Plant Feature: Chilli and Capsicum

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    Capsicums and chillies are easy to grow and a healthy bush can produce bountiful harvests every year! Enjoy this guide and our top tips for growing abundant capsicums and chillies.     Types of capsicums Capsicum annuum: most common types including jalapenos, bell peppers, paprika, cayenne and chilli peppers Capsicum chinense: hotter species of chillies Capsicum frutescens: smaller fruits including tabasco and Thai peppers Image from...
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