The flamboyantly tropical members of the family are best known, but these chorus girls of summer are not the family’s only gems.
Growing berries is not a cinch - they have fierce thorns, troublesome pruning rules and require commitment (and hardware) to keep wildlife away from ripening
fruit. But if berry-stained lips sound to you like a rich reward, take notes from Linda’s masterclass, and plant in winter.
Sweet pineapple and toasty coconut are always a happy combination and they make this cake mouth-wateringly delicious.
It’s easy to see why the common name for the dramatic Brugmansia is angel’s trumpet. These sub-tropical beauties offer months of flowers and fragrance,
all in an easy-care package.
Take a treasure home! Talk to the experts. Grow a garden. Be inspired by Australia’s largest plant fair coming to the Hawkesbury in late March.
Trumpet flowers create impact with their size, profusion and hot colour tones. Not for gardeners who prefer soft romantic pastels, these subtropical stunners
are for those who love bold brassy colour and want to create a ‘holiday-at-home’ feel.
More recipes for your apple harvest.
Pick delicious crisp apples from your own Garden of Eden! Apples are commonly grown in Victoria, Tasmania and cooler areas of western Australia, South
Australia and New South Wales, and are becoming easier to grow due to improved disease resistance.
A cool-climate garden of five acres gives Sue and Wayne Tapping room to grow the beauties they love. Here they share what’s keeping them busy this spring
The freshness of fennel and lemon add a modern zing to our favourite cold soup for hot days.
Is this old place England’s most exciting contemporary garden?
Jeremy Critchley’s Green Gallery Nursery developed a focus on indoor plants once he moved into an apartment and wanted something different.
We're all white for summer
Jeanne Baret disguised herself as a boy to join her naturalist lover on Louis de Bougainville’s great expedition. A fine botanist in her own right, Jeanne
is now thought to have collected the first specimens of bougainvillea in the jungles of Brazil.
In January, clip, snip, mow and trim. It's time for the post festive clean-up in the garden
In February, humidity is at its summer peak. The garden will need a helping-hand to get through the next few weeks and into the cooler weather.
Diamond Membership – a brand new level of membership and let me tell you, it’s the best one yet.
Cool as a cucumber is the taste of summer.
Not as heavy as a traditional brownie, but with a satisfying double-choc hit and bonus health food scores from its secret (almost indetectable) vegetable
content, this is a great, year-round treat. In summer serve chilled, straight from the fridge.
Shade, privacy and a place to show off fabulous plants - who doesn’t want a pergola!
Deb and Scott Wilson make garden magic in Tasmania's stunning Meander Valley.
Landscape designer Philip Johnson’s passion is to connect people with nature. In this extract from his new book Connected: the sustainable landscapes of Philip Johnson, he
explains how that connection is deepened and refined at his home in Olinda, and creates a billabong to die for!
Secret Gardens is one of Sydney’s most successful garden businesses – designing, constructing and maintaining beautiful gardens across the city. In this
extract from a new book featuring 19 of the company’s finest gardens, founder Matt Cantwell explains how a garden can balance privacy with views out
- and into - the garden.
Sustainable landscape designer Philip Johnson generated rare garden-related headlines when his ‘Trailfinders Australian Garden’ took out the Best in Show
award at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2013. What happened next?
The chance cross between an Illawarra flame tree and a kurrajong is a tree that should be better known and more widely grown.
It’s said that there is a wattle in flower somewhere in Australia every day of the year. Not all of the seed of these 1000-odd species are edible, indeed
some a slightly toxic, but there is evidence that aborigines ate the seeds from at least 120 of them. Wattleseed has a unique fragrance and flavour
– mocha-chocolateyy, smoky and nutty all at once.
A patch of native grass, or a whole lawn of it, will help preserve our beautiful Christmas beetles. Linda Ross tells how it’s done.
‘Be back by dark’ tends not to be a phrase we associate with childhood these days, but given the chance, children still relish an opportunity to play outside.
Kate Neale and her co-author, daughter Leelu, have plenty of ideas to help parents, grandparents and carers have summer fun in the garden with kids.
When it’s sweltering outside and the kids need some cool relief, homemade fruity ice-blocks are the answer. When they’ve been demolished, ask the children
to help make a new batch, ready for the next hot afternoon.
Waterlilies are shy until the mercury hits 30, and then they unfold into beautiful blooms. We grow them in large bowls and pots, and pick them to decorate
the table through summer.
You don’t need a big space to have your own water feature: a sunny spot on a balcony or in a courtyard will do. You can use any container, as long as it
hasn’t had chemicals in it that would kill the fish. Isla made her water feature in a half wine barrel. Here’s how.