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It's time to: August

It's time to: August

Get ready, spring will be here before we know it. It's time to get the last of those last-minute winter jobs done

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It's time to: Temperate gardens in August

It's time to: Temperate gardens in August

The winter chill is beginning to wane, things are heating up for spring in the garden. It's time to shift up a gear and get the garden ready

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It's Time To: Temperate Gardens in February

It's Time To: Temperate Gardens in February

We're on the home stretch through summer and into the beginning of autumn. Elizabeth Swane has the good oil on the last of the summer jobs to get your temperate garden ready for some cooler weather


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It's time to: temperate gardens in September

It's time to: temperate gardens in September

Spring has sprung and Elizabeth Swane is excited about the promise of new growth in the garden and stunning spring floral displays. Here She has a swag of jobs, tips, tricks and things to look out for in the temperate garden this September

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Kitchen garden: Spring jobs

Kitchen garden: Spring jobs

There’s inspiration here to help expand your vegetable repertoire – in the garden and on the plate! 

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Kitchen Garden: Subtropical summer

Kitchen Garden: Subtropical summer

Gardening for the kitchen in the subtropics? Our resident tropical garden expert Arno King has the lowdown on all the seasonal jobs, as well as the tips and tricks to get things happening in the subtropical kitchen garden.

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Kitchen Gardens: Peas

Kitchen Gardens: Peas

Nothing tastes like spring quite as much a sweet pea - whether freshly podded, or enjoyed pod and all. The only trick is to get the peas to the kitchen before the children eat them all off the vines!

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Know your hydrangeas

Know your hydrangeas

Blue and white hydrangeas decorate long lunches and fill Church vases in the floral countdown to Christmas. Here we unwrap more goodies from the hydrangea family. You’ll think all your Christmases have come at once!

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Know your lavender

Know your lavender

The lavender must-haves are sun and well-drained soil. Start there then choose the lavender that suits your conditions - and desires.

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Know your: indoor plants

Know your: indoor plants

Plants make indoor spaces beautiful and people happy. Here are a few easy-care options to start - or enlarge! - your indoor garden.

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Magic Magnolia Mulch

Magic Magnolia Mulch

Sandra's special recipe does magical things to sulking magnolias!

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Meet Daryl Jones, Bird feeder

Meet Daryl Jones, Bird feeder

Millions of people around the world feed birds in their garden, which is not necessarily a good thing, as Professor Daryl Jones explains in his new book The Birds at My Table.

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Meet Tahnee Carroll, Stylist and plant-lover

Meet Tahnee Carroll, Stylist and plant-lover

Tahnee Carroll has never seen a room that can’t be made more appealing with a plant or two, as she explains in this extract from a new book on indoor plants, ‘Leaf Supply’.

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Meet: Tim Pickles, nurseryman

Meet Tim Pickles, nurseryman. Some of our most popular Garden Classes are those we run with the effusive Tim Pickles at Tim’s Garden Centre in Cambelltown. Now, meet the man behind the name.


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Rose Clinic

Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for all your rose problems

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Roses at Red Cow Farm

Roses at Red Cow Farm

Seduced by the colour, forms and perfumes of roses, Ali Mentesh has already collected some 200 to adorn the garden rooms at Red Cow Farm. Can he choose a favourite?

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Star of the season: Jacaranda

Star of the season: Jacaranda

The purple veil that floats over Sydney in November is an international star – but not one most of us can bring home.

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Sweet Peas

Sweet Peas

Sweet peas (Lathyrus odorata) are annual climbing plants with fragrant and romantically ruffled, pea-shaped blooms. They were discovered in 1695 and have intoxicated cottage gardeners ever since.

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Trace Elements

Gardeners are often advised to add nutrients and trace elements to the soil before planting, especially before planting edible plants. Why? Linda has the answers.

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Whats new this winter

Whats new this winter

What’s new: and not-so-new, plants we love. Narelle Smith gives us the winter lowdown for 2018

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