Blogs

Sprouting seeds

Sprout your own seeds

August 3, 2017

Sprouts are the powerhouse of super foods. They’re also easy to grow. We show you how.

Late Winter Veg

Gardening jobs for August

July 31, 2017

Got the late winter blues? Justin Russell has plenty of ideas to get you outside in your garden. 

Winter Greens

What to plant in August

July 31, 2017

Get out and about in the late winter sunshine with the help of Justin Russell's suggestions for what to plant now.

Salvia lanceolata

Edible and useful salvias

July 26, 2017

Volatile oils in the leaves give salvias their scent and flavour explains Penny Woodward.

Red salvia flowers

Shimmering salvias

July 18, 2017

Penny Woodward says she wouldn't be without these surperb ornamental salvias in her garden.

Botanic garden beauty

July 2, 2017

Visit the award-winning Australian Garden in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne, to watch it develop and grow, writes Penny Woodward.

Garden Bed Preparation

Gardening jobs for July

July 1, 2017

Justin Russell discovers a new found love for July and suggests some warming winter gardening action.

Chicken in nesting box

The best nest

June 28, 2017

Jessamy Miller investigates nest boxes, from size and siting to keeping them clean, in the hen house.

 

Asian greens

What to plant in July

June 28, 2017

Before planting in July it pays to take your soil's temperature, says Justin Russell.

Removing suckers

Tidying your trees

June 14, 2017

Grab your secateurs. Now's the time to tidy up your trees, says Penny Woodward.

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