Enjoy the winter sunshine and have some fun in your garden

In the June issue of Gardening Australia magazine we show you creative ways with fences, and profile vibrant red hot pokers. John Patrick explains how to plant bare-rooted trees, Tino Carnevale picks hops for a home brew and Jackie French has tips for a great school garden. And, of course, it’s citrus time. Don’t buy a lemon … grow one!

Plant of the month

Red hot pokers tower above their strappy foliage, their warm colours a welcome splash in any winter garden. Here are our top 10 pokers, with tips for growing and dividing.

Private sanctuary

The garden that landscaper Michael Bates has created at home is a rich mix of lush subtropical plants forming banks of foliage at head height, and classic Sydney favourites, such as bird’s nest ferns, gingers, begonia and brugmansia, all set amid a landscape of stone, fire and water.

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