I hope you get a spare moment this winter to sit down somewhere cosy and reflect on the past year’s gardening achievements. We often rush on to the next thing without taking some time out to really appreciate what we’ve achieved. Then when you’ve taken a long breath and patted yourself on the back, you’ll find more inspiration for a new year inside these pages.
You’ve told us you love hearing from our ‘family’ of gardening friends so this issue we peek at the winter garden of Michael McCoy; find out what Angus Stewart reckons are the top five best new releases on the Australian plant scene; get an insight into Cruden Farm from its general manager John Christie; and hear from Toowoomba gardener and writer Justin Russell on growing peas and cauliflower.
Closer to home, Linda and I focus our attention on choosing hedge plants and keeping a healthy hedge. If that inspires you, have a look at Marqueyssac, a garden that astonished Sandra when she first saw it, or learn some tips on creating a spiral topiary. It’s all here for you.
As always, don’t forget to listen to your radio programme, the Garden Clinic Show on 2GB, or streaming online at 2gb.com. Write notes for your garden on the Journal’s back page - and listen out for you name to be called for instant prizes!