Red succulent, sedum

Succulent sedums

Sun, 22/02/2015 - 3:57pm

Sometimes we forget about the tough, hard working plants in our gardens, says PENNY WOODWARD

There’s nothing bad about Banksias

Wed, 21/03/2012 - 5:23pm

The Big Bad Banksia Men have terrorised the dreams of Aussie schoolchildren for decades. But JUSTIN RUSSELL wirtes that there's nothing bad about banksias, and in fact, they have an important role...

Home turf

Thu, 29/07/2010 - 4:10pm

The British are lounging about outdoors, reports SIMON WEBSTER.


Lawns - are they goodies or baddies?

Wed, 14/04/2010 - 7:20am

Gardeners, environmentalists and scientists alike… for years they’ve been debating one of life’s most pressing questions; are lawns good or bad? PHIL DUDMAN is a fan of this Aussie icon, but the...

Uplifting annuals

Tue, 22/12/2009 - 1:57pm

With sustainable gardening, the focus is naturally on growing productive, edible plants, but there’s also a role and place for vibrant annual flowers. In spring, their colours give us a not-to-be...

Bamboo Beauties

Tue, 22/12/2009 - 1:40pm

Beautiful and useful, non-invasive clumping bamboos can be a wonderful asset in the garden. NICK ROMANOWSKI chooses some of the most distinctive for tropical and temperate climates.

Super sunflowers

Tue, 22/12/2009 - 9:46am

As a child I used various seed mixes for feeding my pet budgerigar, mice and gerbils. Curious to see what sort of plants these blends contained, one Easter holiday I sowed some of each. When the...