Gardening

Sat 12 May 2018

Give Mum your blossoming love

Give Mum your blossoming love

You can give to two mothers at once - help Mother Earth by replacing cut flower gifts with flowering plants in the ground or in pots.

Sun 6 May 2018

Why we should please the bees

Why we should please the bees

These important pollinators are under threat but there are many ways we gardeners can help keep them safe

Sun 29 Apr 2018

You've got to pick the right (kangaroo) paw

You've got to pick the right (kangaroo) paw

These much-loved native plants can cause heartbreak but an expert shares the secrets to helping them last longer

Add flair with striking foliage

Add flair with striking foliage

Leucadendrons are attractive, hardy shrubs whose colourful 'bracts' give the appearance of a flower. They come in stunning burgundy, red, silver, yellow or lime

Sun 22 Apr 2018

Colour your world with some vibrant, easy-to-grow salvias

Colour your world with some vibrant, easy-to-grow salvias

Salvias are fantastic low maintenance, dry tolerant plants that bring rich floral colour to both modern and cottage style gardens.

Sun 15 Apr 2018

Rosemary for remembrance

Rosemary for remembrance

This tough yet beautiful plant has become synonymous with war memorials

Putting on an autumn show

Putting on an autumn show

LOW-MAINTENANCE shrub with gorgeous glossy leaves is spectacular when it flowers in autumn.

How to protect your garden from curious pets

How to protect your garden from curious pets

BOREDOM, loneliness just a couple of reasons pets can wreak havoc but there's a way to cure them.

Thu 12 Apr 2018

Green thumbs help battle blues

Green thumbs help battle blues

A GARDENING program at local child care centres is more than just a fun activity for youngsters — it’s also helping prevent anxiety and depression.

Wed 11 Apr 2018

New York to Rocky: World-first sphere playground at Kershaw

New York to Rocky: World-first sphere playground at Kershaw

GALLERY: Benchmark 9m playground lets kids weave, climb and slide between levels.

Sun 8 Apr 2018

Give gordonias a go in your garden

Give gordonias a go in your garden

Gordonias are tough, small trees that flower from March right through to August/September.

Sun 1 Apr 2018

Awesomeness of autumn

Awesomeness of autumn

There are plenty of blooming good reasons why gardeners really dig this time of the year

Try growing raspberries and rosella for autumn

Try growing raspberries and rosella for autumn

If you live in a cool or temperate climate, can devote some time each year to pruning and have a sunny spot, raspberries are a great berry to grow.

Mon 26 Mar 2018

Create your own olive grove

Create your own olive grove

Olive trees can be successfully grown in backyards as well as in a large pot in a sunny courtyard

Sun 25 Mar 2018

Get ready for the spring show

Get ready for the spring show

Bulbs are one of nature's flowering wonders, and planting them in pots means you have a mobile garden

Sat 24 Mar 2018

Fresh harvest from the garden after divine trip away

Fresh harvest from the garden after divine trip away

OUR resident home-grower shares what's in her garden right now and how she plans to cook the delicious produce.

Sat 17 Mar 2018

Indoor plants trend is catching on

Indoor plants trend is catching on

BRINGING the outdoors inside is all about blurring the traditional lines of our designated living spaces, plus it's ideal for our penchant for outdoor living.

Sat 3 Mar 2018

Look after your lisbons

Look after your lisbons

Lisbon is one of the most common lemon varieties grown in Australia and is a great citrus for a large backyard

Try these tropical show-stoppers

Try these tropical show-stoppers

Old-fashioned but still popular, begonias are easy on the eye and easy to grow

Wed 28 Feb 2018

Ridiculous hipster event is peak Sydney

Ridiculous hipster event is peak Sydney

HIPSTERS are falling over themselves to get entry to a “one-time-only experience” they could do every day. Come on, Sydney, aren’t we better than this?

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