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GARDENER FOR LIFE

In Annette and Grant McFarlane’s 4ha garden paradise, north of Brisbane, the natural vegetation is dry sclerophyll bush that was partially cleared 30 years ago, well before their arrival.

Annette says there are large stands of spotted gums and some regenerated bushland areas. The actual garden is about 1ha of the property around the house.

Annette’s gardening journey began as a child; her grandparents were her greatest gardening influence. Her grandmother had a beautiful fern house with begonias, ferns, hoyas and more. And her grandfather was passionate about growing fruit and vegetables and keeping chooks.

Grant, whose mother is an outstanding gardener, also has gardening in his genes. His grandfather used to sell Yates seeds in Dunedin back in the

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