Brush up on key gardening skills, get your head around fertilisers, and embrace spring planting with bananas, hibiscus, tree ferns, and cool little groundcovers to nestle up close to steppers.

Back to basics: 6 essential skills
Armed with these six key gardening skills, explained in step-by-steps, you are set for most tasks in the garden. Learn how to buy a healthy plant, plant correctly, make great compost, take a cutting, divide a clump, and prune without fear.

Fertiliser know-how
Don’t get lost in the jungle of organic versus inorganic, liquid versus pelletised, fast-acting versus slow-release. Find out what to feed your plants with, and how each type works.

Poppy love
One of the joys of spring is a bunch of poppies. You can grow these at home in most zones, in a sunny garden bed or bright spot on the balcony. Discover the various types, and the best time to sow seed in your area.

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Win a piece of garden art
Win a piece of garden art

The ‘Wren on Spade’ garden art from Australian company Metalscape has a spike on the base to insert into the ground or a pot plant. We have 10 of these pieces to give away, each worth $50. To enter, tell us in 25 words or less how you have created a bird-friendly habitat in your … Continue reading Win a piece of garden art

Win a Tesselaar voucher
Win a Tesselaar voucher

We have five Tesselaar vouchers to give away, each worth $100. To enter, tell us in 25 words or less what vision you have for your garden this spring. Enter here, for your chance to win. Competition closes on August 18.