Garden Tasks

Fruit Fly Crop Protection

October gardening jobs

September 21, 2016

No matter where you garden, JUSTIN RUSSELL's timely advice will keep your plot healthy and productive.

Seed Packets

Spring seed sowing 101

August 26, 2016

Confused about which seed to sow where? Not sure which potting mix to use? JUSTIN RUSSELL has you covered.

Creating a wicking bed

July 26, 2016

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

Pekin hen and chicks

Starting out with chooks

May 30, 2016

There are many benefits to keeping chooks but be warned, says JESSAMY MILLER, they can be addictive. 

sick chook

Sick chooks

May 2, 2016

JESSAMY MILLER explains how to care for a sick or injured chook.

Autumn poultry care

Autumn poultry care

March 31, 2016

JESSAMY MILLER describes some of the extra chores needed to care for your chooks in the Autumn months.

food is free Ballarat

Food is free!

March 14, 2016

The Victorian city of Ballarat is doing its bit for the food-share movement, writes JESSAMY MILLER.

Fruit Fly Protection

Weekend jobs in Spring

October 5, 2015

Got anything planned for the long weekend? JUSTIN RUSSELL says scrap 'em, and spend the weekend enjoying three straight days of gardening bliss instead. 

hand-hewn handles

DIY tools

August 20, 2015

Fancy a bespoke spade handle? OG reader Alan Tori shows how he made tool handles from a broken pear tree branch. 

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