Herbs

Pete's Patch Overview

A visit to Pete's Patch, Hobart

November 2012

JUSTIN RUSSELL visits Pete's Patch, the food garden made famous by Peter Cundall at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

Unfurling Buds

Garden Jobs for Late Winter

August 2012

Late winter is no time to rest on your laurels. According to JUSTIN RUSSELL, it's one of the busiest times of the year with plenty to do before spring. Let's get cracking!

Be inspired at Floriade 2012

August 2012

Canberra will be the perfect place to experience the richness of spring this year as Floriade, the nation’s premier spring flower show celebrates its 25th anniversary. Along with the colourful blooms, this year’s event will also feature tips for sustainable living and growing your own produce, writes PHIL DUDMAN.

Dividing chives

The Great Divide

August 2012

Lots of perennial food plants can be easily propagated by division of the root ball. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how.

The story of a herb garden

July 2012

PENNY WOODWARD witnesses the transformation of old trial planting beds into a beautiful big herb garden. A large herb garden was established at Heronswood – the home of the Diggers Club in Dromana, Victoria – designed by gardeners Simon Dodd and Clive Blazey.

Wood Ash

How to Use Wood Ash

June 2012

Wood heating is common throughout the cooler parts of Australia, but what to do with all that ash. JUSTIN RUSSELL recommends using it in the garden.

Chive Divisions

Divide and conquer

May 2012

Looking for a free, easy way to increase your plant stocks? JUSTIN RUSSELL writes that autumn is the best time of the year to divide and conquer.

Garlic Chives

How do you use your garlic chives?

May 2012

PHIL DUDMAN has a ton of garlic chives in his garden and is on a mission to find ways to make better use of them in the kitchen.

Nasturtium

A Nod to Nasturtiums

April 2012

One of the best plants for organic gardens is the nasturtium. JUSTIN RUSSELL writes that it's useful, ornamental, and lots of fun to grow.

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