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Vine and dine

Vine and dine

Passionfruit are among the most productive of backyard crops. Here’s everything you need to know about growing them successfully.

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Tart & tasty

Tart & tasty

Tamarillos reward you with juicy, sweet, tangy and vitamin-rich fruit during the cooler months.

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Some like it Hot

Some like it Hot

Spice up your life with the aroma and piquancy of chilli. Measured on a rating from one to over two million, there is a chilli to suit all taste buds.

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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
Cool Factor

Cool Factor

Despite the cold, there are many herbs and vegies you can grow now to enjoy throughout the chilly season.

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How To: Style Indoor Plants

How To: Style Indoor Plants

Designing and displaying your plant collection willbring you a new appreciation of your plant family, sofollow me on the road to plant-styling perfection. Read More
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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Squeeze The Day

Squeeze The Day

A pinch of sour and a dash of sweet, calamondin is a versatile and easy-to-grow member of the citrus family.

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One Pot Wonder

One Pot Wonder

Sandra offers three container ideas for colour and cheer throughout the season.

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Striking beauty

Striking beauty

Horticulturist, educator and author, Jac Semmler shares how easy it is to fill your garden with more of your beloved plants.

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Autumn's abundance

Autumn's abundance

Lee Sullivan shares her tips to growing her top five winter vegetables to keep your family fed through the winter.

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Juicy Fruit

Juicy Fruit

Do you have an open sunny spot to grow a fruit tree? Late autumn and winter is the best time to plant a stone fruit tree.

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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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Flat out

Flat out

Espaliering trees helps make the most of garden spaces and creates an artistic feature, writes horticulturist Angie Thomas.

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How to: attract bees

How to: attract bees

Bees are at the heart of the grow-your-own-game.No bees, no pollination, no fruit

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Fabulous figs

Fabulous figs

Figs are delicious, expensive and hard to transport – three excellent reasons to grow one in your garden.

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Small space: big ideas

Small space: big ideas

Courtyard and balcony gardens are less forgiving than suburban gardens. A big garden can ramble a bit, drawing you past a bit of a dead patch with the lure of the something great glimpsed just around the corner. But in a small garden everything is on show, all the time.

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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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Crunch time

Crunch time

Salad greens are so easy and quick to grow you’d be mad not to discard store-bought bags and grow your own!

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Tomato Troubleshooting

Tomato Troubleshooting

Tomatoes are warmweather lovers, so spring is the perfect time to plant seedlings or sow seeds into a vegie patch or pots. There are several pests and diseases that find tomatoes just as appetising as we do, but don’t despair, as we’ve put together this simple troubleshooting guide to help you on your tomato growing journey.

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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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Balcony Bliss

Balcony Bliss

Balconies provide wonderful opportunities to grow perfectly pint-sized gardens. Author and self-confessed crazy plant lady, Angie Thomas explains how to get started.

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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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Beetroot Bonanza

Beetroot Bonanza

It’s delicious, nutritious, and worthy of a spot in your veggie patch!

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Wicking beds for vegetables

Wicking beds for vegetables

What is a wicking bed and how can it work in your garden? Angie Thomas explains.

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Parsnip Perfection

Parsnip Perfection

For superb flavour, parsnip is hard to beat. Angie Thomas, horticulturist and self-confessed crazy plant lady, shares her secrets to success with this delicious root vegetable

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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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Hey spud

Hey spud

Autumn is the time to plan your potato patch. Read More
Apple crunch

Apple crunch

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.

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My veggie patch

My veggie patch

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.

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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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Autumn Favourites

Autumn Favourites

Does your garden need a facelift? Autumn is the best time, so get busy with this special selection.
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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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Net Gains

Net Gains

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