Christmas is coming, and so is the hot Australian summer. Learn how to water properly, service irrigation systems, and get into the festive spirit with some great gift ideas

Watering essentials

15 pages of ideas and practical advice:

  • tips for effective watering
  • differences between town, bore, rain and recycled water
  • checklist for summer
  • how to flush, clean and program an irrigation system
  • ideas for turning a disused pool into a pond or other garden feature

Christmas fun

  • Costa and the TV presenters reveal what they’re hoping Santa brings this year
  • 8 Australian natives that make great Christmas trees
  • What to give the gardener in your life? A selection of beautiful botanic-themed items
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Competition opens 00:01 AEDT 14/11/16 and closes 23:59 AEDT 11/12/16. 20 lucky winners will each receive a Hozelock Easy Drip watering prize pack which includes the Hozelock Easy Drip Micro Kit and the Hozelock Easy Drip Universal Kit – each prize pack is worth $160. Total prize pool valued at $3200. Authorised under NSW Permit No. LTPM/16/00171, ACT Permit No. TP 16/00420. For full terms and conditions, visit mymagazines.com.au.

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Win a Fiskars pruning pack

We have three pruning packs to be won, worth $446 each.

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Win a botanical design book from Hardie Grant

Thank you to everybody who entered the competition, and congratulations to the following winners:
D Becker, Aberfeldie, Vic; B Draper, Leanyer, NT; D Bruer, Angas Plains, SA; S Holland, Netherby, Vic; M Harkin, Toorak, Vic; S Markwell, Upper Caboolture, Qld.