Issue 61 - May/June 2012

Ancona

Heritage hens

December 2, 2012

When choosing a chook for the backyard, MEGG MILLER recommends resilient, adaptable pure breeds. Plus, her top four Aussie heritage breeds.

Ramps provide easy access to water and prevent leg injuries to ducks.

Ducks fit the bill

June 2, 2012

Are you looking for a natural slug, snail and grasshopper destroyer? Something that will also provide eggs and manure? The duck is your answer, writes PAUL HEALY.

Garden expert Peter Cundall builds a leafmould mound.

Gardener’s Gold

May 31, 2012

JERRY COLEBY-WILLIAMS explains how to turn autumn leaves into a rich garden resource – leafmould.

Sterilise your garden tools when moving between different crops to prevent transfer of disease.

Keep it Clean

May 31, 2012

Good garden hygiene is paramount to reducing the incidence of pests and diseases, writes PHIL DUDMAN.