Garden planning

Patterns with vegetables and flowers

Winter dreaming

Wed, 09/07/2014 - 5:47pm

Now is the time to contemplate, plan and dream a little says PENNY WOODWARD.

Undersown Garlic

Happy accidents

Fri, 13/06/2014 - 9:55am

A crop of self-sown salad leaves in JUSTIN RUSSELL's garlic patch has him reflecting on happy accidents in the garden.

Backyard produce at the local store - The Lane, Palmwoods

30-day gardening challenge

Tue, 27/05/2014 - 10:48am

There's a lot of avid gardeners out there and we have followed quite a few of you over the years. One group embarked on a 30-day gardening challenge. Their aim was to learn and implement something...

Treated Timber

Natural timber is best

Fri, 07/06/2013 - 9:41am

Should organic gardeners use treated timber when building structures in the garden? JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his experience.

The story of a herb garden

Wed, 25/07/2012 - 12:01am

PENNY WOODWARD witnesses the transformation of old trial planting beds into a beautiful big herb garden. A large herb garden was established at Heronswood – the home of the Diggers Club in Dromana...

Gardening as a renter

Thu, 07/06/2012 - 11:52am

The fact that you are renting needn’t put you off growing food, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

Striking stonework and hedging provides order and beauty.

Beautiful by design

Fri, 30/09/2011 - 6:53pm

Garden designer Steve Hailstone has combined beauty and functionality to create a wonderfully productive property, writes SIMON WEBSTER.

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.

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


Swale of a time

Thu, 11/03/2010 - 4:32pm

A new swale covered in fruit trees has got SIMON WEBSTER excited.