MEET OUR GARDENER OF THE YEAR
We introduce the 2013 Gardener of the Year, Dianne Michalk, find out about her passion for gardening and explore her country-style garden featuring about 8000 irises and 200 roses. Plus, don’t miss Gardening Australia on November 23 on ABC1 when Sophie Thomson tours her garden.
HOME-GROWN CHRISTMAS GIFTS
Make gifts for family and friends from the produce from your garden. Our selection of recipes for fresh lemonade, chilli jam, lavender shortbread, piccalilli and coriander pesto are sure-fire winners!
MAKE YOUR OWN FESTIVE WREATH
Follow our simple step-by-step guide to make your own festive wreath using a few basic items and the blooms from your garden. It can be hung at your own front door, or it makes a fabulous gift.
PAUL BANGAY’S BORDER PLANTING TIPS
When renowned landscape designer Paul Bangay created perennial borders for Stonefields, his property in Victoria, it was a process of trial and error. He reveals the tricks he’s learnt for creating beautiful borders that make a statement.
As the temperature rises, we list the top 10 jobs you need to get stuck into this summer. Tino also shares his advice on growing beans and Angus reveals how to have growing success with flannel flowers, one of his favourite natives.
WIN! WIN! WIN!
Up for grabs is one of eight Metalscape gift vouchers worth $100 each; an Organic Crop Protectants pack worth $152; and a Felco gardening tool pack, valued at $374. For more details, see pages 13, 69 and 76 (respectively) of the December issue. For full Terms & Conditions for ABC Gardening Australia magazine promotions, click here
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
• How to get your garden ready for Christmas entertaining • Costa tells us about a school initiative inspiring him • Find out what Jackie French is up to in her garden this month • Discover the hidden gems of the NSW Central Coast • The fascinating habits of microbats • Your pet questions answered • Gardening problems and solutions • A fun gardening crossword
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