Articles by Justin Russell

Nectarine Pruning

Jobs for January

January 4, 2016

A whiff of optimism in the air is inspiring JUSTIN RUSSELL to get stuck into the pruning and weeding.

Fruit Fly Protection

Weekend jobs in Spring

October 5, 2015

Got anything planned for the long weekend? JUSTIN RUSSELL says scrap 'em, and spend the weekend enjoying three straight days of gardening bliss instead. 

Climbing Beans

What to plant in October

September 30, 2015

October is a funny old month. In many climate zones, it feels like October has said goodbye to spring but hasn't quite embraced summer. Not to worry, No matter where you garden, JUSTIN RUSSELL says it's time to get cracking. Check out his tips for what you can plant this month. 

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.

Apple blossom

The birds and the bees

August 20, 2015

JUSTIN RUSSELL discusses the birds, the bees and the mysteries of fruit tree pollination.  

Winter Washing Fruit Trees

Gardening jobs for August

July 29, 2015

Longing to escape the house and get stuck into some proper winter gardening? Check out JUSTIN RUSSELL's tips for August.

Bok Choy

What to plant in August

July 28, 2015

It may feel like winter will never end but JUSTIN RUSSELL says it’s time to get a head start on your spring veg.

Snow in the NSW Blue Mountains July 17 2015

Weather versus climate

July 16, 2015

Current cold weather has social media in a frenzy, but JUSTIN RUSSELL says, don't believe the hype - it's winter after all.

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”!

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