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Good, dirty fun … in the garden

With all the spring rain we had in Canberra, you may like to know there is considerable evidence that gardening is good for your health.

Turning 50, Botanic Gardens create Banksia Garden

The Australian National Botanical Gardens is celebrating its 50th anniversary by creating a new garden dedicated to the banksia.

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.

Icon Water helping Floriade to flourish

Icon Water has agreed to help all the Floriade Community participants with water for their garden beds after being approached for assistance by the Kingston Barton Residents Association to help water their plantings around the Kingston shops.

Convert your outdoor space with a fire pit

Just because the temperature drops, doesn’t mean you can’t still spend time outdoors.

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 a variegated...

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 being stacked...

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 also some...

Adding value to your outdoor space

Now is a good time to add value to your home by re-thinking and re-purposing your outdoor space.

Iso-gardening increases green waste collection

Autumn is often a time for increased leaf litter and green waste disposal, however ACT Government figures suggest Canberrans are using their green bins more since physical distancing measures began. ACT Minister for...

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 to be...

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 ACT & Region by Don and...