Tips from the Lazy Sod

Don’t bust your boiler this month. It’s hot – and humid to boot, in many areas – and now is not the time for major gardening projects. Phil Dudman shares his 10 favourite lazy gardening tips, and shows us how easy it is to keep the garden ticking along until milder conditions arrive.

Hot weather heroes

Some plants (like people) revel in the heat. Bring it on, they say! Sophie Thomson lives with baking heat during summer, and knows which plants can handle the conditions. See her suggestions for hot dry climates and hot wet zones, and try them out in your garden.

Climbing the walls

One of the old horticultural crafts with great application in our modern gardens is espalier. By training plants against a vertical structure, you promote large amounts of flowers and fruit, and make the very most of your garden space. Justin Russell shows us how to do it.

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Win an evening for two adults, experiencing the lights and shows of Enlighten, the annual event lighting up the cultural institutions of Canberra. Click on the link below to win tickets to Enlighten events and one night’s accommodation at Aria Hotel in Dickson.

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Bring some fun to your garden with a Chicken Swing from Omlet. Hang it in your chooks’ run, or from a tree, so they can hop on and play. We have 10 chook swings to be won, worth $40 each. Competition is open to Australian residents only. Starts 00.01 AEDT January 11, 2016 and ends … Continue reading Win an Omlet chook swing set