As spring morphs into summer, there’s loads to do in the garden. Grab your secateurs and budding knife, and let’s get cracking!

Chooks change up aged care
Costa meets some of the wonderful staff and residents in a residential aged care home where chooks wander the corridors, and kids pop in from the local school to help with the vegie gardens. It’s a program called HenPower, and the benefits are palpable.

Top decks
A deck adds a whole extra living space to your home. There are many choices of surface… timber boards, plastic composites, fire-safe boards, slip-proof surfaces… Deryn Thorpe helps you work out which boards are best for you, and offers tips for care and upkeep.

Dreamy roses
Why do we deadhead? Learn the science behind this common gardening practice. And drink your fill of heritage roses in a Clare Valley garden owned by Walter Duncan, a man recognised on the world stage for his contribution to the world’s favourite flower.

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Win a pair of Felco secateurs

This pair of secateurs will make all your garden jobs a snip, and the leather holster will keep them close at hand. Turn to page 92 of the November issue, and try your hand at the crossword for your chance to win. Competition closes November 6.

Win a piece of garden art

Brighten up your day with this ‘Wren on Spade’ garden art. It can be dug into any corner of your garden or placed in full view on your lawn. Australian company Metalscape makes a variety of garden art pieces to spread around your patch. Tell us in 25 words or less: How do you invite … Continue reading Win a piece of garden art