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With spring just around the corner, we prep you for busy days in the garden. Grow delicious brambleberries, discover the colourful world of heirloom corn, and plant flowers to bring bees buzzing into your patch.

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From 900-year-old carrots, to apples and oranges that arrived with the First Fleet, we show you just how easy it is to grow your own heirloom fruit and vegies. Plus, we share the delights of bygone beauties: flowers, rare chooks and pigs, and hand-forged tools. Available from 5 July 2018.

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