Fruit trees will repay some seasonal love and attention, so give them the full treatment, with a good haircut, protection from the cold and a general spruce-up. Pamper them now and they’ll be healthier, stronger and more resistant to pests and diseases. Our four-step guide will reinvigorate your orchard. Pruning A good time to give … Continue reading 4 ways to pamper your fruit trees
Do you tease your plants with a daily spray of the hose instead of periodic deep watering? Or give in to the impulse to buy a pretty plant when no well-dug and composted hole awaits it at home? Which crimes are you game to ’fess up to?! Plantslaughter “A negligent act that leads to plant … Continue reading Garden sins and misdemeanours
Now that the weather is cooling down, it’s time roll up your sleeves and get stuck into some of those more demanding jobs that you put off over the warmer months. If you are looking for inspiration, here are some ideas to get you started. design and install raised beds in the vegie garden shovel … Continue reading Let’s get physical!
The annual Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show (MIFGS) is the place where top designers and growers from across the country converge to celebrate their talents and show off what’s hot in Australian horticulture. Here’s what we saw trending in contemporary garden design. While the paving and pavilions were still present, plants took centre stage … Continue reading Trend report
Did you know bees are most attracted to blue, pink or yellow blooms? Or that butterflies are partial to overripe fruit? As humans take over more of the natural environment, birds, bees, butterflies, lizards and many other creatures are looking for new homes. As a gardener, you can play your part in creating habitat and … Continue reading It’s a real wild life
Some say a rose just isn’t a rose unless it has a perfume. Won’t be long now before we start seeing lots of bare-rooted roses appearing at our garden centres. If you are thinking about buying a scented rose for your garden, check out these five top picks. ‘Mr Lincoln’ A tall-growing, dark red … Continue reading Five top roses for scent
Now the heat of summer is behind us, it’s time to fill your vegie patch or pots with autumn and winter vegies. Leafy greens are high on the list of must-have edibles, and most of them thrive in pots as well as beds, particularly through the cooler months. Here are five dependable greens to plant … Continue reading 5 reliable leafy vegies