Garden Design

Red salvia flowers

Shimmering salvias

July 18, 2017

Penny Woodward says she wouldn't be without these surperb ornamental salvias in her garden.

Botanic garden beauty

July 2, 2017

Visit the award-winning Australian Garden in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne, to watch it develop and grow, writes Penny Woodward.

Gardening jobs for June

May 24, 2017

Frost can be a mainstay of winter. Check out Justin Russell's seasonal tips for cold-weather calamities.

Dividing Chives

Garden jobs for March

February 22, 2017

March is no time to rest on your laurels, says JUSTIN RUSSELL. Read his tips for autumn gardening.

To prune or not to prune?

September 24, 2015

Opinion is divided on whether tomatoes benefit from pruning, writes Penny Woodward.

mulch

Grow your own mulch

September 10, 2015

With an El Nino threatening a dry spring, mulching may prove vital, writes JUSTIN RUSSELL.

Birdhouse and Blossom

Gardening jobs for September

September 1, 2015

JUSTIN RUSSELL says use the fleeting season to get chores done ahead of what's likely to be a long, hot summer.

Raised Garden Beds

July is for bed building

June 30, 2015

JUSTIN RUSSELL says, “now is the hour for all good gardeners to build a bed”!

Garden Shadows

How to understand your site

April 23, 2015

As autumn shadows lengthen, JUSTIN RUSSELL says that it's important to analyse the way light falls across your garden.

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