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In the garden: July

In the garden: July

The winter chill is settling on the garden. It's time to enjoy winter flowers, sharpen up the pruning tools and get those spring bulbs in

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In the garden: March

In the garden: March

It’s time to get busy this march. Back by popular demand - our reminders of what to do in the garden this season.

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In The Subtropical Garden: August

In The Subtropical Garden: August

Late winter can be a very productive time in the Subtropical garden. Our resident tropical garden expert Arno King has all the tips and tricks, jobs and things to watch out for this August in the subtropical north.

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In The Subtropical Garden: June

In The Subtropical Garden: June

Milder temps, light and infrequent rains and glorious sunshine is par for the course in the subtropical garden. Our resident tropical garden expert Arno King has all the tips and tricks, and the best thinks to plant this June in the subtropical garden.

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In The Subtropical Garden: Spring

In The Subtropical Garden: Spring

Things are heating up in the subtropical garden, and the humidity is just around the corner. Our resident tropical garden expert Arno King has all the tips and tricks, and the best thinks to plant this Spetember in the subtropical garden.

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It’s time to: Temperate Gardens in March

It’s time to: Temperate Gardens in March

With the onset of cooler conditions we're planting, dividing and feeding up the autumn garden in March Elizabeth Swane has many more jobs for you to do now to get your temperate zone garden ready for Autumn

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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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June jobs

June jobs

Time to get the early winter jobs done this June.

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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 winter bulbs

Know your winter bulbs

When autumn leaves have fallen, elegant little floral petticoats burst from the soil in optimistic, spring-anticipating growth.


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Know your: balcony flowers

Know your: balcony flowers

Add some summer dazzle to a sunny balcony with these pot-loving beauties.

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Know your: ferns

Know your: ferns

Many ferns have a soft feathery quality that makes a great contrast with other plants - in the garden or indoors.

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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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Know your: Roses for Sydney

Know your: Roses for Sydney

Some of the best performing roses for warm climates are old favourites -and we mean old. Search out these hardy centurions for fragrance, generosity and trouble-free beauty

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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 Dave Gray: Head gardener, Everglades

Meet Dave Gray: Head gardener, Everglades

For the last two years Dave Gray has been head gardener at Everglades, a National Trust property in Leura, designed and built through the 1930s by Paul Sorensen.

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Meet Glennis Clark, Heritage Rose grower and Rookwood volunteer

Meet Glennis Clark, Heritage Rose grower and Rookwood volunteer

Among the hidden treasures at Rookwood Necropolis are beautiful old roses, cared for by volunteers.

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Meet John Robb: Plant breeder, Paradise Plants

Meet John Robb: Plant breeder, Paradise Plants

Meet John Robb, Plant breeder, Paradise Plants. Paradise Plants, established by Bob Cherry more than 40 years ago, has bred some of our favourite garden plants. John Robb explains there’s no room for sentiment in the working life of a plant breeder.

 

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Meet Keith and Maureene Smith

Meet Keith and Maureene Smith

Cancer fundraisers and plant propagators

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Meet Peter Hey, clivia breeder and grower of rare plants

Meet Peter Hey, clivia breeder and grower of rare plants

Meet Peter Hey, clivia breeder and grower of rare plants

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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 Tiffany Bignold

Meet Tiffany Bignold

Meet Tiffany Bignold, Heritage rose lover and Parramatta Park gardener. The Rumsey Rose Garden in Parramatta Park is a quiet place in the city fragrant with the blooms of 203 heritage roses.

 

 


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Meet: Tim Pickles, nurseryman

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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Plants I love: Honeybush

Plants I love: Honeybush

Linda has long been smitten by the serrated blue leaves of Honeybush, Melianthus major. Then she discovered a new, small-growing, purple-tinted form.


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Plants I Love: peony

Plants I Love: peony

Years ago, on one of our early Jacaranda Cruises, a woman presented me with a cardboard toilet roll. I was a bit surprised until I saw the round pink bud inside. It was a single long stem of the‘Sarah Bernhardt’ peony. Over the next two weeks I was captivated as the bud gradually opened to a multitude of pink petals and a boss of golden stamens. I’ve been mad for peonies ever since and have admired them in peak perfection in gardens in England, Canada, USA and France, as well as in cool climate gardens in Australia.

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Rose Clinic

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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Spring jobs: November

Spring jobs: November

The last of the spring blooms are falling. The mauve carpets of Jacaranda flowers are covering lawns and the throng of the crickets and songs of the frogs has begun. Here's a list of the last remaining spring jobs to be done in preparation for a big summer ahead

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Spring jobs: October

Spring jobs: October

October is an energetic month for gardeners but there’s much to appreciate on the way. Here's a list of October essentials in the mid-spring garden.

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Spring Jobs: September

Spring Jobs: 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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Star of the season: Agastache

Star of the season: Agastache

These easy-care, minty-fresh flowery fillers offer reliable and long-lasting summer colour.

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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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