Garden Tasks

Winter Washing Fruit Trees

Gardening jobs for August

July 29, 2015

Longing to escape the house and get stuck into some proper winter gardening? Check out JUSTIN RUSSELL's tips for August.

Nectarine Pruning

Jobs for February

February 3, 2015

Despite wearying of summer and longing for autumn, JUSTIN RUSSELL gets stuck into some February pruning. 

Two Bud Spur Pruning

Time to prune grape vines

July 18, 2014

Sunny winter days are perfect for pruning dormant grape vines to keep them productive, writes JUSTIN RUSSELL.


non-toxic nursery

Toxic textiles

June 2, 2014

Why is Australia importing potentially harmful chemical-laden kids’ clothing, asks KYLIE McGREGOR.


What to do in June

May 30, 2014

It might still feel like summer in some areas but cooler weather is on its way. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares some timely June gardening jobs.

A stitch in time

April 30, 2014

Regular action in the organic garden is the key to success says JENNIFER STACKHOUSE.

Making the cut

March 26, 2014

Phil Dudman explains how to prune citrus trees, in his HMAA Award-winning article.

Root Vegies

Jobs for March

March 4, 2014

Autumn's here. Depending on where you are in Australia, that might mean welcome rain, cooler weather or in some cases, continuining drought. Check out JUSTIN RUSSELL's guide to March gardening in your neck of the woods.


Jobs for February

January 30, 2014

With many parts of Australia as dry as a bone JUSTIN RUSSELL offers tips for keeping your garden hydrated, along with lots more late summer action.

Pruning Fruit Trees

Summer prune fruit trees

January 8, 2014

For a bumper crop of fruit next summer, prune deciduous fruit trees now. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how.