Gardening Basics

Seed Packets

Spring seed sowing 101

August 2016

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

Pruning winter trees

Gardening jobs for August

August 2016

JUSTIN RUSSELL heralds the approach of Spring with a flurry of August gardening jobs.

Herbs in a herb garden

Herb garden basics

March 2016

Autumn is a good time to plant herbs, so PENNY WOODWARD tells us how to start.

Creating removable shade

Conserving moisture

December 2015

Some tips from PENNY WOODWARD to keep your garden alive if you are away for a few days and during very hot weather.

Fruit Fly Protection

Weekend jobs in Spring

October 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. 

Birdhouse and Blossom

Gardening jobs for September

September 2015

JUSTIN RUSSELL says use the fleeting season to get chores done ahead of what's likely to be a long, hot summer.

Pretty pansy faces

Suffer from hay fever?

August 2015

As the hay fever season approaches, PENNY WOODWARD looks at how sufferers can keep gardening.

Vegie Patch

Grow like a boss

May 2015

JUSTIN RUSSELL celebrates 16 years of food growing by sharing his one fundamental principle for gardening success.

Garden Shadows

How to understand your site

April 2015

As autumn shadows lengthen, JUSTIN RUSSELL says that it's important to analyse the way light falls across your garden.

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