Gardening Basics

'Majorca Pink' rosemary.

Growing rosemary

October 2021

Rosemary is an incredibly versatile and beautiful plant, writes Penny Woodward. It attracts birds and insects, flowers in winter and lifts the spirit if drunk as a tea.

Snails love tender plants and seedlings.

Stop those snails and slugs!

September 2021

Penny Woodward has a constant challenge keeping snail and slugs from chomping away at her vegies! Her expertise certainly comes in handy in her own garden and will help with yours!

native herb spiral

Make a vertical herb spiral

August 2021

Fresh herbs are a great starting point if new to gardening, and growing them in a vertical herb spiral using pots is a fun way to do it.

Daffodil flower

Feeding fruit trees & bulbs

August 2021

From daffodils and jonquils to almonds and plums, it's time to for a good feed to keep them happy. Penny Woodward explains why.

Heirloom pumpkins

Why grow heirlooms?

August 2021

Heirloom edibles are important to our survival, and that of the planet. That's why our horticultural editor, Penny Woodward, loves growing them. Find out why ...

Composting is an important way to turn waste into nutrients for your garden.

Smart composting

August 2021

Jian Liu has discovered a few tricks for harnessing all the benefits of compost, with minimal effort.

Paul West loved picking mulberries as a kid.

Mighty mulberries

July 2021

From an early age, Paul West fell in love with the resilient mulberry and its bountiful, juicy and tangy fruit.

A seed of an idea

July 2021

A small project to start a street seed library in a Tassie town is expanding throughout the state’s north, writes Penny Woodward.

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