Late autumn/winter is the perfect time to plant an apple tree. Apples are commonly grown in cooler areas of Australia, but nowadays, you can find ‘low-chill’ varieties that also grow and thrive in the subtropics.
Let us introduce you to Lee Sullivan, an organic gardener who believes anyone can grow their own food. Here, she shares her cool season favourites.
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.
Nothing beats sweet peas for cut flower colour, charm, and scent! Master gardener, Colin Barlow shares his tips for tall, healthy, and vigorous blooms.
If you’d like to be enjoying fresh tomatoes from your garden before Christmas, start in winter, sowing and growing indoors so that you have advanced seedlings
ready to plant out once the cold weather, and chance of frosts, has passed.
Robin Powell reports from behind enemy lines on the fascinating, infuriating fruit fly.
A hedge is many things. It can define areas of the garden; shield you from the curiosity of passersby; block ugly intrusions into your view; protect your
privacy; offer favourite plants a green backdrop against which to dazzle; or simply give your garden a nestling sense of enclosure and cosy comfort.
Here Graham Ross answers the most-asked questions on hedge cultivation and care.
Daffodil displays are the prize in August. It's time to get out there and enjoy them.
Out, damn’d spot! The dark side to growing roses is fungal disease. Knowing your enemy is the first step in ridding yourself of this problem for good.
Just when your poor citrus tree thought it would be safe to put on some new growth, this dreaded pest arrives with its stinky, squirty spray, sucking all
the vigour from the new spring shoots. Yes, its stink bug time again. But this year we we mean business!
Plant these time bombs in autumn for an explosion of colour in late winter and spring. Linda says they are bulbalicious!
Climbing roses give height, floral interest and elegance to a garden. They can tumble over fences, cascade from pergolas or screen water tanks and dunnies. Here
are some of my favourite ways with climbing roses.
We've dedicated a part of the patch to growing flowers just for picking. And the bonus?
Armfuls of flowers for vases and arrangements.
Here Linda gives advice and plans for winter; planting sunflowers, ranunculus, and spring bulbs;
admiring the pansies, and picking winter flowers.
The plant that gives Garden Clinic gardeners more grief than any
other is the lemon. Here’s how to grow gorgeous lemons.
It's easy to be seduced by the colour, forms and perfumes of roses, but not as easy to successfully grow them.
Here Mez Woodward shows us how to plant your bare-rooted rose.
Jaws were on the floor at one of our rose pruning demonstrations last year, when
members watched Finbar O’Leary from Swanes Nursery pruning a rose the right way!
Who doesn’t love the vibrant dazzle of tulips? But blink and you'll miss them. For a longer-lasting, less expensive bulb display that builds, becoming
better and better each year, try these:
In this edited extract from A Tree in the House, self-taught florist Annabelle Hickson shares her key tip for arranging flowers beautifully.
Bees are at the heart of the grow-your-own game. No bees, no pollination, no fruit. To ensure that summer sees us picking buckets of passionfruit and
barrow-loads of pumpkins we integrate bee-attracting flowers into and around the orchard and vegetable garden.
Help tip the scales in the garden war between the good bugs and the bad guys by planting flowers that attract beneficial insects such as lacewings,
hoverflies, parasitic wasps and ladybirds.
When I was a child all our neighbours and friends had a large tub - generally an old enamel washing machine tub - buried close to the vegetable garden. This
was the ‘brew’ tub. Ingredients for the brew - compost, manures and seaweed - were widely discussed and benefits widely acclaimed. And it turns out these gardeners
were onto something!
Our salad bar makes the most of winter’s great salad greens.
Azaleas bring in spring with a blaze of glory. We love them in hot pinks and bold magentas, in pale pastels and in pure clean white. But in warm subtropical
areas these are not set-and-forget plants. To get the most from them gardeners need to pay attention and provide some nurture. Here’s how.
Get ahead of the game by using a variety of strategies to prevent pests and diseases attacking fruit trees, such as apples, peaches, nectarines, apricots
and figs. Some work now will mean bounteous harvests later!
With the weather cooling we can back off the mowing but the lawn work is not done. Autumn is a good time to address any problems to ensure that the grass
is even greener on the other side of winter.
Choosing the best chook for your garden can be confusing. Here Claire Bickle makes it simple for you.
Pots of poinsettia and ixora are a colourful beginning. Masses of other options are blooming at the local nursery: petunias, fuchsia, begonias, coleus.
Plants clipped into balls add form and structure to the garden, and beautifully balance wilder, looser planting. The repetition
of shapes develops rhythm which holds the garden together, while the contrast with other shrub shapes adds variety and interest.
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