Backyard

Books about birds

Birds in your garden

March 2021

Penny Woodward talks about attracting birds to your garden and two new books about birds.

Safety equipment

Safe shredding

August 2019

Penny Woodward explains why she loves using her shredder

Silver Grey Dorking chicks

Raising rare poultry

May 2019

Rare poultry breeds are well worth your time, writes Jessamy Miller.

Colourful leafy lettuces

Leafy salad greens

May 2015

Although winter is not normally associated with salads, it's a great time for growing leafy greens, says PENNY WOODWARD

Bright red and yellow tamarillo

Tangy tamarillo

April 2015

These fruit are worth growing just for their vibrant colours says PENNY WOODWARD

Toadstool or mushroom

Fungi facts

January 2015

PENNY WOODWARD says it is good to look after most of the fungi growing in your garden.

Editor’s choice – March 2014

March 2014

This month we feature a photo of our own editor, Steve Payne, inspecting the Kale growing in his own “patch”. We love seeing what’s growing in your patch! Keep the photos coming. You can upload them via Your Patch, or email them to organicgardener@your.abc.net.au

chook, high-vis jacket, chicken

Take your chooks and run!

February 2014

When bushfires threatened guest blogger JACQUELINE SPEDDING decided to up chooks and run!

 

 

 

Young Maltese Blood Orange

Orange renaissance

June 2013

Having fallen from favour in recent decades, the backyard orange tree is due for a comeback – be it sweet, blood or sour, says JUSTIN RUSSELL.

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