December 23, 2017
Pets in the garden
Sharing a garden with an animal companion can bring additional joy to the life outdoors. But thought must go into pet-friendly plantings.
September 16, 2017
Cultivating native orchids
Intent on growing native orchids, the author finds the only club that she wants to have her as a member.
December 24, 2016
Flowers for summer
Summer may not be the most agreeable season to toil in the garden, but a little bit of labour now can bring good results down the track.
May 20, 2017
Reviving a garden for winter
The cold of late autumn can make it difficult to tend neglected gardens, but a fortifying nip can get you out improving the soil and installing seedlings.
June 4, 2016
El Niño, La Niña and flowering annuals
With the Bureau of Meteorology declaring El Niño over, the time is ripe for gardeners to replant.
October 31, 2015
Waterwise tips to beat this summer’s killer heat
With El Niño conditions on the way, gardeners wishing to defy the odds need to prioritise and get waterwise.
August 8, 2015
Growing raspberries, strawberries and berries
Their claim to being true berries is curiously spurious but, when homegrown, raspberries and strawberries leave other summer treats in the shade.
March 21, 2015
War of the weeds
To keep the peace in any garden, you must be unafraid to let slip the dogs – and shovels – of war.
January 31, 2015
Singing the praises of kale and cauli, baby
When it comes to being a great green, the brassica family of cauliflower and kale does it easy.
November 29, 2014
Lies, damned lies and exotics
Gardening half-truths go back at least to Joseph Banks, but his more noble legacy is our love of exotic plants.
October 25, 2014
Herb your enthusiasm
Why spend a fortune on herbs at the supermarket only to watch them decay in your crisper drawer? Get hooked on growing your own.
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