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Nectarine Pruning

Jobs for February

Tue, 03/02/2015 - 10:41am

Despite wearying of summer and longing for autumn, JUSTIN RUSSELL gets stuck into some February pruning. 

Spring Bluff

Garden jobs for September

Wed, 03/09/2014 - 4:02pm

JUSTIN RUSSELL contemplates our Australian seasons and offers some gardening suggestions for September.

Frosty Veg Garden

What to do in July

Wed, 02/07/2014 - 10:31am

Winter has arrived and JUSTIN RUSSELL has some handy tips for dealing with the coldest month of the year.

non-toxic nursery

Toxic textiles

Mon, 02/06/2014 - 1:03pm

Why is Australia importing potentially harmful chemical-laden kids’ clothing, asks KYLIE McGREGOR.


What to do in June

Fri, 30/05/2014 - 2:49pm

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

Autumn Blueberry

Jobs for May

Thu, 01/05/2014 - 1:01pm

JUSTIN RUSSELL has timely advice for seasonal garden jobs.

Root Vegies

Jobs for March

Tue, 04/03/2014 - 10:29am

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...


Jobs for February

Thu, 30/01/2014 - 9:45am

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.

Cinnamon basil flowering profusely

Cinnamon basil

Wed, 15/01/2014 - 9:20am

In temperate climates, PENNY WOODWARD says summer is basil time.

Jobs for January

Thu, 19/12/2013 - 4:55pm

Summertime, and the gardening's easy. JUSTIN RUSSELL lists his jobs for January, including tips on slug control, safe use of pyrethrum sprays and backyard geese.