Getting started

A homemade hive made of untreated timber will attract native bees.

Get the native buzz

Thu, 14/02/2019 - 4:47pm

Paul West explains why going native is good for you, your garden and the environment.

Potted Trixzie – a miniature fruit tree  of Pixzie cultivar

Planting potted trees

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 12:46pm

Karen Sutherland walks you through planting trees in pots.

Tufted bluebell Wahlenbergia communis

Where to buy edible natives

Mon, 16/10/2017 - 2:24pm

Natives are an ideal addition to your food garden. Here's where to buy these edible gems. 

Nature strip vegie garden

Food for one (and all)

Wed, 24/05/2017 - 2:35pm

Karen Sutherland explores the etiquette of growing (and harvesting) food on the nature strip.


Getting the best from your tomatoes

Thu, 20/10/2016 - 11:20am

With tomato season in full swing, PENNY WOODWARD has gathered growing and seed-saving advice for wherever you live in Australia. 

Creating a wicking bed

Tue, 26/07/2016 - 3:07pm

Spring is almost sprung so now’s the perfect time to make a wicking bed to keep your plants well watered.


Go wild with native foods

Wed, 29/04/2015 - 12:16pm

Wild Kitchen's Clayton Donovan shares his tips for growing and cooking native foods.

Steve's Kale, still flourishing 12 months after planting

Kale forever

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:08pm

Editor STEVE PAYNE begins a series of blogs sharing the successes, failures and surprises from his home garden.

Cucumber Pollination

How to succeed with cucurbits

Tue, 24/09/2013 - 1:51pm

JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to get a bumper harvest from your spring planting of pumpkins, melons, zucchini and other cucurbits.