Add mulberry foliage and fruit to your garden
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Add mulberry foliage and fruit to your garden

Ever wanted a mulberry tree but not sure you had the space? A smaller variety could be the solution.

With selective pruning, you can keep any lemon tree compact and productive.
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How to keep your lemon tree in shape

Questions on how to grow and care for lemon trees regularly top the list on garden shows and forums, so it's time for a refresher from our horticultural editor, Phil Dudman. Here's a good place to start.

When choosing apple trees to plant, look for varieties that are grafted on dwarf rootstock.
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Apple basics: how to plant and maintain

Julian Blackhirst sets out the basics for planting and training apple trees, including how to prep your soil.

Palmer mango is a compact variety.
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Tropical fruits you can grow in your backyard

Tropical fruits thrive in summer, which is also a good time to plant and establish them before the cool weather arrives. Phil Dudman profiles some of the popular choices.

A young 'Sugar Baby' melon grows on a frame to save space.
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Mini watermelons you can grow in any space!

Don’t think you have the room for watermelons? Helen McKerral shares her space-saving tricks, plus one of the smaller varieties for you to try.

Consider how much space you have before planting.
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Start your own apple orchard

Apple trees are deciduous, and planting is best done in winter, when they are dormant. Here's the basics to get you started planting a tree (or two) in your backyard.

Figs are extremely long-lived and hardy.
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Grow your own fruit salad

Having your own fruit harvest means you have access to fresh produce at its peak flavour and juiciness. Jian Liu has many favourites – here's two you might want to grow yourself.

When babaco are fully ripe, they are sweet and juicy, with a star-shaped cross-section.
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Grow your own: babaco and rockmelon

Fresh fruit is the best on a hot summer's day and these two will add a sweetness to a fruit salad that everyone will love.

The rosella fruit makes great jam.
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Growing rosellas

Rosella plants are a staple in my tropical garden and the resulting jam a favourite on fresh scones, writes Dean White.

Soil secrets for citrus success
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Soil secrets for citrus success

There's many aspects of citrus growing that ensure success (climate, tree choice and where you plant it, for example) but it all starts with the soil, writes Helen McKerral.

The fruits have a good amount of sweet and tart flesh around a large seed.
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Quirky quandongs

Karen Sutherland has been trying to grow quandongs for years and can now report some success!

'Eureka' has a very long harvest period.
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Fantastic citrus to try

It's time to plant your citrus and Helen McKerral suggests different options you may want to grow in your backyard.