Organic Gardening

mulch

Grow your own mulch

September 2015

With an El Nino threatening a dry spring, mulching may prove vital, writes JUSTIN RUSSELL.

Apple blossom

The birds and the bees

August 2015

JUSTIN RUSSELL discusses the birds, the bees and the mysteries of fruit tree pollination.  

Winter Washing Fruit Trees

Gardening jobs for August

July 2015

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

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.

Choy Sum Flea Beetle

Gardening jobs for April

April 2015

April sees JUSTIN RUSSELL itching to get out into the garden, check out his ideas for what you can do at your place this month.

Crop Spraying

Glyphosate linked to cancer

March 2015

The World Health Organisation's cancer agency describes glyphosate as a probable carcinogen, JUSTIN RUSSELL reports.

 

Herbs

The Herbalist's Bible

February 2015

What did people do for medicine in the 17th century? JUSTIN RUSSELL reviews a modern take on a Middle Ages herbal classic.

Nectarine Pruning

Jobs for February

February 2015

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

Morello Cherry

Have a very cherry Christmas!

December 2014

Christmas wouldn't be complete without cherries, but for a sour twist, JUSTIN RUSSELL suggests trying Morello cherries.

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