Articles by Justin Russell

Rouge D'Hiver Lettuce

What to plant in June

May 2014

Australia's diverse climate zones mean winter brings a mixed bag of planting opportunities writes, JUSTIN RUSSELL.


What to do in June

May 2014

It might still feel like summer in some areas but cooler weather is on its way. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares some timely June gardening jobs.

Fuyu Persimmons

Orange lanterns of autumn

May 2014

Few plants can bridge the ornamental-edible divide like the persimmon. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to grow them.

Autumn Blueberry

Jobs for May

May 2014

JUSTIN RUSSELL has timely advice for seasonal garden jobs.

Agrarian Kitchen

Agrarian paradise

April 2014

A veteran of hundreds of garden visits, JUSTIN RUSSELL finds fresh inspiration at Tasmania's Agrarian Kitchen.

Tahune Airwalk

Treetop wonder

April 2014

JUSTIN RUSSELL gets a bird's eye view of Tasmania's southern forests at the Tahune Airwalk south of Hobart.

Ripening Calamondins

Bondin’ with my calamondin

March 2014

It might be fruiting two months ahead of schedule, but JUSTIN RUSSELL extolls the virtues of his backyard calamondin tree.

Root Vegies

Jobs for March

March 2014

Autumn's here. Depending on where you are in Australia, that might mean welcome rain, cooler weather or in some cases, continuining drought. Check out JUSTIN RUSSELL's guide to March gardening in your neck of the woods.

Tea Camellia

Bush tea saves the day

February 2014

After a hard morning gardening, a cup of bush tea makes a refreshing pick-me-up.


Jobs for February

January 2014

With many parts of Australia as dry as a bone JUSTIN RUSSELL offers tips for keeping your garden hydrated, along with lots more late summer action.