Garden Tasks

Jobs for January

December 19, 2013

Summertime, and the gardening's easy. JUSTIN RUSSELL lists his jobs for January, including tips on slug control, safe use of pyrethrum sprays and backyard geese.

What to do in December

December 4, 2013

Summer's here! JUSTIN RUSSELL gets the garden in party mode, offers tips for summer plant feeding, and suggests ways to enjoy a well-earned siesta under a shady tree.

Hilling potatoes

November 20, 2013

Want to know the secret to getting maximum yeilds from your potato crop? JUSTIN RUSELL has the solution.

Irrigating

What to do in November

October 31, 2013

Is it November already? Summer is nearly upon us and JUSTIN RUSSELL says it's shaping up to be drier than average across much of Australia. Check out his suggested jobs for November and get cracking!

Lime whitewash

Lime-based whitewash

May 27, 2013

In the July/August 2013 issue of Organic Gardener magazine, Phil Dudman explains how to prune citrus trees, including cutting an old tree back severely if needed. He also mentions that painting the trunk for protection is important. Here is Phil’s explanation of how to make a whitewash for this purpose.

How to Graft Citrus

February 19, 2013

If you’d like to try your hand at grafting fruit trees, then have a go at citrus. It’s easy to do and allows you to grow a greater variety of fruit in less space, writes PHIL DUDMAN.

Mown Lawn

Grass clipping fatigue

February 15, 2013

After surviving a second deluge in two years, JUSTIN RUSSELL deals with overgrown lawns, and a flood of grass clippings.

Sowing Carrots

Putting Down Roots

January 17, 2013

The best time to sow winter veg is now, in mid-summer. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his tips for sowing carrots and parsnips.

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