gardening

gardening 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.

gardening 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.

gardening 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.

gardening 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.

gardening 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.

gardening 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.

gardening 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.

gardening 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.

gardening 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.

gardening July 19, 2014

No-dig potatoes

When it comes to producing flavoursome spuds, you can’t beat homegrown. The question is, do you dig it?

gardening June 28, 2014

Coming up roses

Seeking rich, colourful reward for little toil? An old-school thorny friend sets the standard.