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Elder flowers

Elder trees

These trees have been associated with magic and witchcraft for a long time explains Penny Woodward

Growing plants that are indigenous to your area will help attract native bees.

Encouraging native bees

If you follow these basic principles in your garden, native bees and other beneficial insects will know they’re...

Coloured lettuces

Lettuces all year round

Penny Woodward says that with the variety of lettuces available, you should never be without leaves to add to your...

Beach Bananas

Native plants for indoors

There’s a stack of Australian native plants from rainforest areas that are naturally suited to low light, so are...

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Ten tips for a healthy garden

Penny Woodward, shares her tips for a thriving garden – one that will provide veg and fruit, and help the planet.

Tomato seedlings

Growing tomatoes from seed

There are many ways of growing tomatoes from seed, but here is one of the simplest and most common, using punnets or seedling trays, from...

Itoh peonies from Issue 117

The Magic of Peonies

We love peonies at OG and Eliza Henry-Jones shares that love -- here she also shares tips for growing these beauties.

Planting guides

Our simple planting guides will help you find out what plants grow best in
your region and when to plant them.


Everyone loves lemons.

Some simple tips for citrus trees from our horticultural experts.