What to do now

Frosty Veg Garden

What to do in July

July 2014

Winter has arrived and JUSTIN RUSSELL has some handy tips for dealing with the coldest month of the year.

non-toxic nursery

Toxic textiles

June 2014

Why is Australia importing potentially harmful chemical-laden kids’ clothing, asks KYLIE McGREGOR.


What to do in June

May 2014

It might still feel like summer in some areas but cooler weather is on its way. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares some timely June gardening jobs.

Autumn Blueberry

Jobs for May

May 2014

JUSTIN RUSSELL has timely advice for seasonal garden jobs.

Root Vegies

Jobs for March

March 2014

Autumn's here. Depending on where you are in Australia, that might mean welcome rain, cooler weather or in some cases, continuining drought. Check out JUSTIN RUSSELL's guide to March gardening in your neck of the woods.


Jobs for February

January 2014

With many parts of Australia as dry as a bone JUSTIN RUSSELL offers tips for keeping your garden hydrated, along with lots more late summer action.

Cinnamon basil flowering profusely

Cinnamon basil

January 2014

In temperate climates, PENNY WOODWARD says summer is basil time.

Jobs for January

December 2013

Summertime, and the gardening's easy. JUSTIN RUSSELL lists his jobs for January, including tips on slug control, safe use of pyrethrum sprays and backyard geese.

What to do in December

December 2013

Summer's here! JUSTIN RUSSELL gets the garden in party mode, offers tips for summer plant feeding, and suggests ways to enjoy a well-earned siesta under a shady tree.


What to do in November

October 2013

Is it November already? Summer is nearly upon us and JUSTIN RUSSELL says it's shaping up to be drier than average across much of Australia. Check out his suggested jobs for November and get cracking!