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Dee Burghall and Julie Swindlehurst have planted Weeding Women in Mandurah. Picture: Jon Hewson d422564
Dee Burghall and Julie Swindlehurst have planted Weeding Women in Mandurah. Picture: Jon Hewson d422564

Green thumbs Julie Swin-dlehurst and Dee Burghal are indulging their passion for gardening with a new chapter of Weeding Women in Mandurah.

Ms Swindlehurst is a horticulturalist with influences from formal gardens, English landscaping and garden designs from her native New Zealand. Her interests are permaculture, sustainable living, organic gardening and the community aspect of gardening.

‘I have always loved Mandurah and to work down here doing what I love is perfect,’ she said.

‘I love being outdoors and thrive on the challenges gardening offers, particularly working with a garden as it evolves and improves.’

Ms Burghal said she fell in love with gardening from a young age, influenced by the typical Aussie back yard ” the large quarter-acre blocks with chooks, a big shed and a Hills Hoist.

‘For me, it’s the little things that make a big difference ” rolling up the hose, sweeping under the mat, putting the newspaper by the door,’ she said.

The women said residents who wanted to keep their gardens tidy this winter should prune any roses and plant spring plants now for the warmer weather.