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Prostanthera rotundifolia

Minty magic

May 2021

Known by gardeners as native mint bush, Prostanthera rotundifolia is a handy plant for semi-shade.

Rosa rugosa rose hips

Rose hips

April 2021

In this bountiful season, Penny Woodward explains, rose hips come into their own.

Warrigal greens are an edible succulent.

Growing warrigal greens

April 2021

Warrigal greens are one of the easiest and most rewarding native food plants to grow, writes Karen Sutherland.

 

 


Honey bee on yellow mustard flower

Bee friendly planting

April 2021

Planting flowers that honey bees love is a win-win, writes Penny Woodward – they get pollen and you get a healthy harvest! Here's Penny's suggestions, which will tempt bees into your garden.

Asparagus spears

Growing asparagus

March 2021

A family favourite, asparagus is a must-have in the vegie patch, writes Helen McKerral.

Books about birds

Birds in your garden

March 2021

Penny Woodward talks about attracting birds to your garden and two new books about birds.

Hen health checklist

February 2021

Observation is the key to success not only in your garden but for keeping your chooks healthy, writes Jessamy Miller.

 

 

 

The Reconciliation Park Community Garden in Redfern.

Growing a community garden

February 2021

After five years of waiting and with high-rise developments closing in, residents living near a small park in Sydney’s inner-city suburb of Redfern are growing organic food and they have even convinced the council to make the whole space chemical-free. Malcolm McGuire writes.

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