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Frosty Morning

Making the Most of Frost

Wed, 11/05/2011 - 10:13am

In viewing frost as just another issue to contend with in the battle to maintain a pristine backyard, modern gardeners miss the benefits of a decent freeze. Justin Russell welcomes the fiirst...

Simon Websters shows us how to maintain a permaculture swale

Swale maintenance

Tue, 03/05/2011 - 9:26pm

SIMON WEBSTER gives the fruit trees in his permaculture food forest some much-needed tender loving care.

Green Manure

Boost fertility with green manure

Tue, 12/04/2011 - 4:10pm

Green manures are the cheapest and easiest way to build fertility in the food producing garden, writes Justin Russell.

A rotary hoe is a quick way of converting turf to garden beds.

From lawn to vegies

Wed, 30/03/2011 - 8:09pm

PHIL DUDMAN explains how to dig up a patch of lawn and get started growing nutritious vegies.

Propagate lavendar now after the wet, humid summer

How to propagate organic herbs

Wed, 16/03/2011 - 11:23am

A wet humid summer in many areas has taken it's toll on our favourite Mediterranean type herbs. PHIL DUDMAN says it's a good time to be propagating replacements, and shares his secrets for success...

Phil Dudman shows us how to make a worm farm tower

How to make a worm farm tower

Mon, 31/01/2011 - 4:42pm

Looking for an easier way to reap the benefits of a worm farm. PHIL DUDMAN describes how to make a worm tower, which cuts out unnecessary handling and maintenance.

Testing the quality of the soil

Good soil health on the cards

Thu, 02/12/2010 - 2:41pm

A coathanger and a piece of fencing wire are among the tools used in this clever soil testing kit, reports SIMON WEBSTER.

Down-to-earth garden design

Tue, 28/09/2010 - 3:24pm

Good garden design can be a mystery to many, but when you follow the steps that professionals use, you can create something that is both beautiful and functional, says PHIL DUDMAN

Pruning citrus

Wed, 11/08/2010 - 12:16pm

August is an important time for pruning citrus. PHIL DUDMAN shares his tips on how to go about it.