CHARMING CHINESE LANTERNS
Our plant of the month is Abutilon, known as the Chinese lantern due to its delicate appearance. Find out the top five varieties for the garden as well as some more unusual ones to try. There are also tips on how to maintain them.
BUILD A RAIN GARDEN
Harness the stormwater that passes through your property by creating a rain garden. It’s relatively simple to construct and, once it’s established, it pretty much looks after itself. Not only that, you’ll be doing the environment a favour.
CROPS FOR SMALL SPACES
Even if you’ve got a small backyard, you can still grow your own edible plants. Sophie Thomson shares her top 10 vegies to plant out in compact areas and gives advice for how to adapt them to the circumstances.
After the ravages of the harsh summer, it’s time to give your deck some love. We have plenty of advice for how to clean, repair and protect. And, there are also tips for preventing problems from happening in the first place.
Why would you buy garlic from the shops when it’s so easy to grow your own? Phil Dudman gives a rundown of how to choose the best varieties, as well as planting and harvesting tips, and how to store them.
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ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
• Design ideas for a coastal garden • Bulbs for all climates • Visit a gorgeous Sydney backyard • Delicious pear recipes • Jobs for the garden this month • Events around the country in March • Your garden questions answered
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