April is about getting busy with planning, planting and pruning, or if you prefer, just enjoying the spectacle of autumn foliage colour.

Plant now for winter wow

Winter can be a colourless time in the garden but it needn’t be. With a little planning and planting right now, you can fill borders and containers with flowering annuals to provide a riot of colour through winter and well into spring. We take a close look at 20 of the best annuals for autumn planting with expert growing tips to guarantee a super show.

Autumn leaves

You don’t need to have a large garden to enjoy the magic of autumn leaves. If you romance about their dazzling fiery hues, and the premium of dry material for making compost, check out our guide to 10 excellent small trees for autumn colour.

Fruit all year

Imagine having some type of fruit to harvest and enjoy whenever you step out into the garden. Our handy chart of 40 different fruits and their harvest periods will help you to plan your backyard orchard to provide you with fresh fruit year-round.

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Win a Fiskars axe set

Fiskars powerful axes are made from one single piece so they’re extra strong and durable. We have a complete Fiskars axe range set to give away, worth $541. The set includes two chopping axes and three splitting axes. To enter, try your hand at the crossword in the April issue of ABC Gardening Australia magazine … Continue reading Win a Fiskars axe set

Win a Holman bed & water pack

Set up a vegie patch with minimum fuss with a Holman Raised Garden Bed, hose, fittings and tap timer you can control from your mobile device. We have two packs to be won, worth $239.10 each.