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Summer raspberries fruiting on the left, autumn raspberries on the right

Pruning and training raspberries

January 2021

The freshness and flavour of raspberries are one of the joys of summer -- and you can grow them in your own backyard.

Southern Corroboree Frog

Frogs in your backyard

December 2020

Penny Woodward loves frogs and has had a large frog pond in her garden for 10 years. The sad part is that they are under threat -- but we can help. 

From garden to plate – borage, heartsease, calendula, nasturtiums, dill and cornflowers.

Growing edible flowers in your garden

December 2020

Edible flowers add a colourful spark and fresh flavour to dishes, are the basis of health-giving teas, and create delicious cordials and preserves, writes Karen Sutherland.

Justin Russell's pickled gherkins

Pickled gherkins

December 2020

Experiencing a cucumber glut in your garden? That's not such a bad thing, according to Justin Russell, who has heaps in his patch. His advice? Start pickling!

The electric hued blue native, Lechenaultia biloba.

Blooming blue flowers!

November 2020

Although blue flowers are relatively rare, they are well worth searching out, writes Helen McKerral, adding beauty and colour to your garden.

Build a bed for your vegies

November 2020

Planning your vegie patch? Justin Russell answers the question many of you might be asking: are raised beds right for me?

Spring is the best time to plant lime trees.

How to protect limes from pests

October 2020

Limes look gorgeous in your garden and add a tasty tang to meals in your kitchen -- so you don't want pests getting to them before you do.

Strawberries are high on the list of the most chemically contaminated.

How to grow chemical-free strawberries

October 2020

Strawberries are high on the list of chemically contaminated foods that we buy at a supermarket, so here's a refresher on how to grow your own strawberries organically.

Chooks love foraging for bugs.

Can you feed your chooks on insects alone?

October 2020

Chooks love foraging for bugs in the garden, but poultry can’t live on insects alone, and some invertebrates are better choices than others. Our chook expert, Jessamy Miller, talks snails, worms and slugs.

Mulch will keep berries off the ground and avoid fungal diseases.

Strawberry growing success

October 2020

Penny Woodward reveals the secrets of growing full-flavoured and productive strawberries – whether in beds, baskets or pots. 

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