Soil & Compost

We can store carbon in our soil and so help combat climate change.

Improve your soil, help the planet

July 2020

Linda Cockburn believes gardeners have a crucial job to do, storing carbon in their soils. It will help with your harvest, as well as helping stave off the worst effects of the climate crisis. 

Bushfire recovery: start with the soil

March 2020

The loss of a much-loved garden during a bushfire can be devastating, but with patience and time you can rebuild. And your soil is a good place to start.

Dianthus and sage.

Growing in sandy soils

April 2019

A few gardeners are blessed with deep, rich, textured, fertile soil. But what if you aren't? Penny Woodward has some ideas to help.

Autumn colour

Autumn leaves

April 2018

Autumn leaves are myriad colours, says Penny Woodward, and they're useful too!

Green Manure

Gardening jobs for March

March 2018

Justin Russell reckons it's time to take advantage of pleasant autumn weather and get stuck into gardening jobs.

Garden Bed Preparation

Gardening jobs for July

July 2017

Justin Russell discovers a new found love for July and suggests some warming winter gardening action.

Gardening jobs for June

May 2017

Frost can be a mainstay of winter. Check out Justin Russell's seasonal tips for cold-weather calamities.

Chive Divisions

Gardening jobs for May

May 2017

Autumn is nearly over, and winter is nipping at its heels. Here’s Justin Russell’s list of jobs to do.

Dividing Chives

Garden jobs for March

February 2017

March is no time to rest on your laurels, says JUSTIN RUSSELL. Read his tips for autumn gardening.

choko + raised garden bed

Keeping your vegies safe

January 2017

The risk of contaminated soils may change the way we need to garden and live, writes EMMA BOWEN.

Pages