One of the best ways to be waterwise in the garden is to set up an irrigation system. Josh Byrne outlines how to select the right type for your needs, and explains what the different components are. We also show you how to make a wicking bed and planter.
CHOOSING A TREE
Trees are often the backbone of a garden, adding structure as well as shade and protection. However, choosing the best one for the spot can be daunting. John Patrick demystifies the process and suggests what to look for when you’re at the nursery.
Take a tour of a Victorian-style garden in a leafy suburb of Sydney that has been given a sympathetic overhaul. It’s bursting with classic plants and there are clever touches which help create the mood of the original garden.
AUSSIE GARDEN TAKES GOLD
An Australian garden has taken out Best in Show and a gold medal at this year’s Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. We take a tour of the garden and list the top 10 plants so you can get this striking native look at home.
GROWING & PICKLING OLIVES
Sophie shares her secrets to growing a healthy olive tree, a plant that is perfect for her Mediterranean climate. The picked fruit is inedible, so we've included a step-by-step guide to curing them.
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ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
• Guide to netting your vegie patch • What our experts are up to in the garden • Delicious leek recipes • John Patrick is on the road in Victoria’s Central Goldfields • Why we love chooks • Your garden problems sorted
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