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Tracey Bool

Black Mountain: A Natural History of a Canberra Icon

This new reference book, Friends of Black Mountain, is based on background papers presented by experts at the 2018 Black Mountain Symposium.

Jobs for the garden this spring

With recent winter rains and favourable weather, this spring is leaping into action, and along with it, us garden folk! Spring is one of the most motivating and busy times...

Spring into veg this growing season

Growing vegetables from seed is worthwhile and satisfying and might help you find varieties not readily available elsewhere.

How to preserve lemons

CW garden writer Tracey Bool shares her recipes for preserved lemons – a delicious and long-lasting way to use surplus homegrown lemons.

This week in the garden

Winter is the ideal time to plant and transplant deciduous trees, shrubs, berry canes and similar, as they are dormant and stress is kept to a minimum.

The perfect mix of exotics and natives

Tinus, a professional horticulturist and garden designer, and his partner Levi, renovated their property in Evatt two years ago. Only a few original plants remain on the 738sqm block, including...

Build your garden from the ground up using sheet mulching

Sheet mulching is a form of no-dig gardening, which allows you to build up your soil without hours of back-breaking labour. It consists of Carbon and Nitrogen rich organic materials...

Chores to tackle in the garden

Now is the time to purchase spring flowering bulbs and deciduous trees, shrubs, vines, and other dormant plants. Visit your local garden centre for ideas and advice. Alternatively, there are...

Autumn is for composting

Composting is the process of decomposing household and garden ‘waste’ into nutrient-rich soil improver, using minimal output (that is, human labour), for maximum gain (enviously abundant, healthy plant life).

Out and about in autumn

Autumn is one of the best times to explore your local nature reserves, get some fresh air and exercise, and enjoy the seasonal flowers. Flowers of The...

Be bold and grow your own

In light of recent challenges in our world as we know it, there has never been a better time to grow your own food! Anyone can grow some vegetables, herbs...

Can you only plant strawberries in a strawberry pot?

Reader question Q: I have been gifted an empty strawberry pot. Are there other kinds of plants that could be planted in...