Fruits & nuts

mango leaf, scale, pests

Home-made pest remedies

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 12:31pm

Combat scale insects on mango trees with these home-made remedies, writes PHIL DUDMAN.

Cane and able

Sat, 02/11/2013 - 7:50pm

Want to grow your own fruit but can’t stand years of waiting? PAUL HEALY writes that with the Rubus genus – which includes brambleberries and raspberries – your first homegrown...

Oatmeal hotcakes with berry crush

Oatmeal hotcakes with berry crush

Tue, 29/10/2013 - 11:02pm

Sharing good food with family and friends is one of life’s great pleasures, but it’s easy to become trapped in the daily routine and lose your passion. Here, author Valli Little gives us the cover...

Autumn Blackberry Foliage

Autumn glories

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 3:20pm

JUSTIN RUSSELL is stopped in his tracks by the autumn foliage of some undervalued edible plants.

Get cracking

Wed, 01/05/2013 - 6:02pm

Nuts are bursting with health benefits and flavour, write GRAHAM and ANNEMARIE BROOKMAN.

Persimmon orchard

Give persimmons a chance

Fri, 12/04/2013 - 9:26am

Persimmon season has arrived, and JUSTIN RUSSELL suggests that people give the misunderstood fruit a second chance.

Peter Cooper’s cider making

Wed, 27/03/2013 - 5:15pm

In the May/June 2013 issue of Organic Gardener magazine, JUSTIN RUSSELL delves into the history of cider, growing cider apples and perry pears, and how to make your own tasty brew.


New life for old pears

Wed, 27/03/2013 - 5:12pm

PETER CUNDALL says pears have magnifcent textures, flavours and blooms, deserving a place in both the edible and ornamental garden.

Old pear trees can be brought back into regular...

Outlaw plants

Tue, 19/03/2013 - 2:43pm

JUSTIN RUSSELL challenges the notion that all weeds are pests, and makes cordial with one of his favourite outlaw plants.

Cherries can be a challenge to grow, but worth the effort.

Cherry Charm

Mon, 25/02/2013 - 6:10pm

Cherries can be tricky to grow, but the rewards are high and with new low-chill and dwarf varieties, more gardeners are giving them a go, writes PENNY WOODWARD.