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Frosty Morning

Making the Most of Frost

May 2011

In viewing frost as just another issue to contend with in the battle to maintain a pristine backyard, modern gardeners miss the benefits of a decent freeze. Justin Russell welcomes the fiirst frost of the season.

Simon Websters shows us how to maintain a permaculture swale

Swale maintenance

May 2011

SIMON WEBSTER gives the fruit trees in his permaculture food forest some much-needed tender loving care.

Green Manure

Boost fertility with green manure

April 2011

Green manures are the cheapest and easiest way to build fertility in the food producing garden, writes Justin Russell.

A rotary hoe is a quick way of converting turf to garden beds.

From lawn to vegies

March 2011

PHIL DUDMAN explains how to dig up a patch of lawn and get started growing nutritious vegies.

Propagate lavendar now after the wet, humid summer

How to propagate organic herbs

March 2011

A wet humid summer in many areas has taken it's toll on our favourite Mediterranean type herbs. PHIL DUDMAN says it's a good time to be propagating replacements, and shares his secrets for success.

Phil Dudman shows us how to make a worm farm tower

How to make a worm farm tower

January 2011

Looking for an easier way to reap the benefits of a worm farm. PHIL DUDMAN describes how to make a worm tower, which cuts out unnecessary handling and maintenance.

Testing the quality of the soil

Good soil health on the cards

December 2010

A coathanger and a piece of fencing wire are among the tools used in this clever soil testing kit, reports SIMON WEBSTER.

Down-to-earth garden design

September 2010

Good garden design can be a mystery to many, but when you follow the steps that professionals use, you can create something that is both beautiful and functional, says PHIL DUDMAN

Pruning citrus

August 2010

August is an important time for pruning citrus. PHIL DUDMAN shares his tips on how to go about it.

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