Fruits & nuts

Anna Apple Blossom

First blossom of the season

Fri, 19/08/2011 - 8:48am

In JUSTIN RUSSELL'S garden, the first fruit blossoms of the new season have made their showy arrival. Leading the charge is an apple with unusual pedigree but an outstanding flavour.

Citrus Gall Wasp

Citrus: how to carry out winter maintenance

Mon, 25/07/2011 - 12:11pm

Citrus have provided us with a bumper crop of organic fruit again this season. So what now? PHIL DUDMAN shares his tips for pruning, spraying and fertilising in preparation for another productive...

Mid Winter Orchard

Mid-winter in the Orchard

Fri, 15/07/2011 - 8:51am

For organic fruit growers, mid-winter is the ideal time to apply a preventative spray against summer fungal diseases. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how.

Tea Camellia Hedge

How to have your hedge and eat it too

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 11:01am

There's no need for plants to be classed as either ornamental or edible. In a productive garden they can be both. JUSTIN RUSSELL makes hedges that look pretty, and taste good too.


Raspberry Maintenance

Wed, 22/06/2011 - 10:24am

For delicious home grown raspberries in summer and autumn, there's a list of routine jobs to do in your berry patch during winter. JUSTIN RUSSELL shows you how.

Bare Root Trees

Getting familiar with nude trees

Wed, 01/06/2011 - 2:14pm

Bare root ornamental and fruit trees will be appearing in nurseries toward the end of the month. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to plant them using nature as a guide.

The under-utilised choko is a great winter crop!

Give chokos a go

Fri, 27/05/2011 - 11:19am

Chokos are at their productive peak, but there must be more to cooking them than smothering them in white sauce. PHIL DUDMAN puts the challenge to his foodie buddy Julie Ray.


Secrets to Lemon Success

Wed, 25/05/2011 - 9:11am

Gardening writers get asked more questions about growing lemon trees than anything else. They're a perennial favourite, and given the right treatment are one of the most productive trees in the...

Transplanting Fruit Trees

How to Transplant Fruit Trees

Fri, 29/04/2011 - 11:16am

Got a fruit tree in the wrong spot? PHIL DUDMAN shares his tips for successful transplanting.