Fruits & nuts

mango

Make mine mango

December 2013

Choosing the right variety and practising regular pruning will ensure marvellous home-grown mangoes, writes Phil Dudman.

mango leaf, scale, pests

Home-made pest remedies

December 2013

Combat scale insects on mango trees with these home-made remedies, writes PHIL DUDMAN.

Cane and able

November 2013

Want to grow your own fruit but can’t stand years of waiting? PAUL HEALY writes that with the Rubus genus – which includes brambleberries and raspberries – your first homegrown bite will not be far away.

Autumn Blackberry Foliage

Autumn glories

May 2013

JUSTIN RUSSELL is stopped in his tracks by the autumn foliage of some undervalued edible plants.

Get cracking

May 2013

Nuts are bursting with health benefits and flavour, write GRAHAM and ANNEMARIE BROOKMAN.

Persimmon orchard

Give persimmons a chance

April 2013

Persimmon season has arrived, and JUSTIN RUSSELL suggests that people give the misunderstood fruit a second chance.

Peter Cooper’s cider making

March 2013

In the May/June 2013 issue of Organic Gardener magazine, JUSTIN RUSSELL delves into the history of cider, growing cider apples and perry pears, and how to make your own tasty brew.

Here, Peter Cooper, of Wychwood Nursery in Tasmania, provides more detail about home cider making.

New life for old pears

March 2013

PETER CUNDALL says pears have magnifcent textures, flavours and blooms, deserving a place in both the edible and ornamental garden.

Old pear trees can be brought back into regular production by selective winter pruning, as he describes here.

Outlaw plants

March 2013

JUSTIN RUSSELL challenges the notion that all weeds are pests, and makes cordial with one of his favourite outlaw plants.

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