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How to Grow: Tall Bearded Iris

How to Grow: Tall Bearded Iris

Discover everything you need to know about Tall Bearded iris from Sandra Ross in conversation with expert iris growers, John Taylor, Graeme Grosvenor, Lyz Taylor (Kinspirit Iris), and David Kennedy (Highfield Garden, Little Hartley).

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Happy in the Heat

Happy in the Heat

Embrace those hot, dry sun-drenched parts of your summer garden — there are plenty of plants that love it that way

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Big, Bold and Beautiful

Big, Bold and Beautiful

The soft clouds of hydrangea flowers are a promise of summer. Let’s take a closer look at growing these plants.

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Finding the Right Shade

Finding the Right Shade

Are you neglecting the shady parts of your garden? Horticulturist Roger Fox shares how to to make them shine

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Dahlia Problems

Dahlia Problems

Dahlias are rewarding plants to grow; they give you cut flowers for months through summer and autumn. President of the Dahlia Society of NSW & ACT, Graeme Davis shares common problems with solutions to fix them. Once you know these four common problems, your dahlias will be happy and healthy.

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Purple Reign

Purple Reign

In full bloom, it’s a glorious sight. Graham Ross explains how to grow, train and prune wisteria. Read More
Winter Wonders

Winter Wonders

Winter is the unsung season but truth be told, it’s a colourful time with albeit more subtle, gentle harmonies but lashings of fragrance. Read More
Magnolia Magic

Magnolia Magic

With their elegant blooms and regal appearance, magnolias are considered the aristocrats of the garden. Here, Graham explores new varieties that are worthy of a place in your garden.

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Seasonal Splendor

Seasonal Splendor

Autumn has arrived! Online store owner and cut-flower enthusiast, Bec Shelley shares her favourite blooms to sow now.

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On The Edge of The World

On The Edge of The World

Situated against the rugged and dramatic backdrop of the Banks Peninsula in New Zealand, Fishermans Bay Garden is a garden like no other. Sandra talks to owner, Jill Simpson to uncover her inspirations for this extraordinary landscape.

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Seasonal Stars

Seasonal Stars

Autumn is summer’s last hurrah with many plants providing a stunning finale before winter’s subdued moodiness.

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Meet: Richard Walsh

Meet: Richard Walsh

Richard fell for roses when he bought his first home in 1967. He joined the Rose Society in 1972, and that was the start of his long journey with roses.

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Bloom on

Bloom on

Once summer draws to an end, you might be thinking about what flowers to sow to keep the colour blooming into autumn. Owner of online store Veggie Garden Seeds, Bec Shelley shares her favourites.

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Summer: an abundant season

Summer: an abundant season

Summer is the season of generosity, spreading its largessewith bountiful colour, shade and perfume. Horticulturist and Ross tour leader, Paul Urquhart shares his top five.

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Cutting Garden - Summer sizzlers to plant now

Cutting Garden - Summer sizzlers to plant now

Continuing our series on cutting flowers; now is time to plant flowers for summer vases. We have chosen cleome, dahlia, cosmos, rudbeckia and zinnia.

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Potted Plants

Potted Plants

Spring may be here, but it’s no time for rest! Horticulturist and landscape designer, Colin Barlow shares his tips on how you can create a fabulous potted display, overflowing with late spring and early summer colour.

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Spring bling

Spring bling

Bulbs are fleeting; annuals flame and die but shrubs can last for decades. Accomplished garden writer and Ross Tour leader, Paul Urquhart shares five of the best. 
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Rare beauty

Rare beauty

Graham, you mentioned a rare camellia on 2GB recently called ‘Maiden’, can you tell me more about it please? Read More
Meet: Craig Scott

Meet: Craig Scott

Craig Scott owner of East Coast Wildflowers. A lifetime of early hours, battling weather, growing tricky Aussie wildflowers is challenging but Craig wouldn’t have it any other way.
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Cutting Garden: Fill your home with flowers

Cutting Garden: Fill your home with flowers

Easy, economical, and exciting... bulbs, seedlings and seeds to plant for a never-ending supply of cut flowers

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Preening your paws

Preening your paws

Now is the time to clean up and divide your kangaroo paws. Angus Stewart, author and native plant expert explains.

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Flannel Flower

Flannel Flower

How to grow this iconic Aussie wildflower. Maria Hitchcock OAM shares her tips.

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Winter Stunners

Winter Stunners

John Elton is a passionate plantsman and volunteer at The Illawarra Grevillea Park Botanic Garden, Bulli, NSW. The park is 2.4-ha showcase of the rich and wonderful native species we have in Australia. Here, John shares his love of natives and what you should grow for winter colour. 

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Tasmania

Tasmania

Tasmania has more than its fair share of fine gardens. Libby Cameron takes us for an armchair ride.

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Meet: Angus Stewart

Meet: Angus Stewart

Well known through his appearances on Gardening Australia, Angus Stewart has moved to Tasmania where he is experimenting and hybridising new and even better kangaroo paws.

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The Sweet Life

The Sweet Life

Nothing beats sweet peas for cut flower colour, charm, and scent! Master gardener, Colin Barlow shares his tips for tall, healthy, and vigorous blooms.

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Chantecler

Chantecler

Surrounded by dramatic snow-covered mountains and nestled into a sheltered Wakatipu Basin in Central Otago, near Queenstown in southern New Zealand, you’ll find Mike Henry’s garden, Chantecler.

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Award-winning Azaleas

Award-winning Azaleas

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Begonias - On angel’s wings

Begonias - On angel’s wings

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La vie en rose

La vie en rose

Delight in the magic of Walter and Kay Duncan’s dreamy landscape, The Heritage Garden, in Clare Valley, South Australia.

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Our forever garden

Our forever garden

When two gardeners settle into a home and garden there could be fireworks. In our case, it’s been a joyful 35-year journey, which we hope will last forever. Read More
Festival of Flowers

Festival of Flowers

After 40 glorious spring ‘Cherry Blossom’ and autumn tours to Japan, I realised there was so much more than this ephermal favourite. Wisteria, iris, azalea, and peony are all celebrated with bespoke festivals.

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Vision in white

Vision in white

This rose covered arbour was photographed at the beautiful Mayfield Gardens in Oberon. Do you know what it might be please? Read More
Indoor shrimp: Purple shrimp plant

Indoor shrimp: Purple shrimp plant

Many years ago, I saw an indoor plant in Hawaii they called a purple shrimp plant. Do you know what it might be and is it available here? It had patterned leaves and multi-coloured flowers.

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Australia’s First Camellia?

Australia’s First Camellia?

Her journey and namesake, has criss-crossed the oceans and lands from Australia, China, England and Europe for four centuries creating one of gardening’s most intriguing stories. But is she Australia's first camellia? Graham Ross finds out.

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Blooms and Brushstrokes

Blooms and Brushstrokes

In their floral history of Australian art, mother and daughter team Peneloep and Tansy Curtin uncover the stories behind some of our favourite floral artworks.


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Meet: Dominic Wong

Meet: Dominic Wong

Dominic has been growing peonies for 23 years. They are the love of his life!
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Eryldene: The Professor and the Camellia

Eryldene: The Professor and the Camellia

Jane Garling explains why E.G. Waterhouse had such a massive influence on Australian gardens.


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Five of the best: rose gardens

Five of the best: rose gardens

Discover five of the best gardens to admire the beauty of roses.

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Flower Farm: Spring

Flower Farm: Spring

Here Linda gives us her advice and plans for the flower garden this Spring. Spring is a great time for choosing shubs, admiring ceanothus and Cherokee Rose, feeding orchids, and of course picking armfulls of Spring flowers.

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