Plant of the month

Hailing from South Africa, proteas make fantastic feature shrubs and, with their long stems, are superb cut flowers, too. Angus Stewart runs through the three genera – Protea, Leucospermum and Leucadendron – and shares his growing tips.

Period romance

Jennifer Stackhouse visits Old WesleyDale in Mole Creek, Tasmania, where a relatively young garden weaves seamlessly around 19th-century stone structures. Neatly trimmed hedges and elephant topiary sit alongside flower beds, fruit trees and striking sculpture pieces.

Crunch time

Ditch bland, shop-bought carrots and grow your own for superior sweetness and texture. Carrots are suitable for all climates, and a good crop for growing in pots and containers. And it isn’t just kids who love pulling up a fresh carrot!

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