September 7, 2019
Spring garden tasks
In the hopeful spirit of the new season, the author attempts to add potatoes, succulents and more to her small garden.
June 29, 2019
The winter garden
As she contemplates her ever-expanding Monstera deliciosa, the author provides tips on what to plant and prune as the cold weather descends.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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