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.
September 20, 2014
A time to kill those pesky garden pests
When uninvited pests come to visit, declare war with sustainable practices – and also an old-fashioned dose of hand-to-hand combat.
August 23, 2014
Enjoy the fruits of tomato-growing labour
Join the ranks of the fearless fighting rot and rain to nurture a nightshade – the tomato.
July 19, 2014
When it comes to producing flavoursome spuds, you can’t beat homegrown. The question is, do you dig it?
June 28, 2014
Coming up roses
Seeking rich, colourful reward for little toil? An old-school thorny friend sets the standard.
May 31, 2014
Dirty deeds of soil health
Improving the quality of your soil is a time-consuming labour of love, and compost is a rotten way to go about it.
May 10, 2014
Propagate and prosper
It may not be sexy, but nothing beats the satisfaction – or the economy – of growing plants from scratch.
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