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Category: Gardening

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...

Benefits of balcony gardening

Aside from being a fun hobby, gardening offers a wealth of benefits – and even if you don’t have a backyard, that doesn’t mean a garden is an impossibility. Any...

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...

Low-maintenance garden makeover

There are plenty of ways to make a backyard low-maintenance without compromising on style. According to Northcote Pottery ambassador, TV presenter and gardening expert, Melissa King, outdoor areas don’t have...

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...

5 updates to refresh your backyard

Not every backyard is created equal in terms of available space – but where there’s a creative will, there’s a way to make the most of outdoor areas.

3 tips to create a healing haven at home

Greenery and natural surroundings are good for both your physical and mental health, with a 30-minute session of garden therapy great for releasing stress and unwinding. Gardening can help...

Autumn gardening

As autumn sweeps over Canberra there's plenty to do in the garden to continue your summer growing while preparing for winter.

Cut-leaf mint bush: On the native plant use trail

In the garden with Tracey Bool Cut-leaf mint bush (Prostanthera incisa) is one of the most aromatic herbs you will ever draw breath on. It has distinct...

In the garden: Hibiscus syriacus

In flower: Hibiscus syriacus Hibiscus syriacus, commonly known as rose of Sharon, is a hardy deciduous shrub with a vase habit. It grows to around 4m and...

In the garden: Wild about rocket

Wild rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia) is a must-have in any garden, not least because of its versatility. This delicious perennial leafy green grows well throughout the year, including...

One to read: From What Is To What If

From What Is To What If: Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want by Rob Hopkins, is by no means a gardening book, but with nature...

Four to know: Plant guide

Terry and Mia’s garden, which I discussed last week, features anastonishing range of plant types. Here are some of the plants that feature throughout the...

Botanical garden nirvana in suburbia

Terry and Mia’s beautifully landscaped garden has everything you could ever dream of – one could easily be mistaken for thinking you are entering a lush getaway resort and not...

Waterwise gardening this summer

There are many facets of waterwise gardening that we need to take into consideration during the summer months, such as: The types of plants/gardens we have and their...

Blank canvas to native beauty

Dave and Kaye Bishop have lived at their Yass, NSW property for a mere four years, and what has been achieved in the garden during this time is simply incredible....