Gardener of the Year

The winner of our prestigious award is John Le Messurier, who over 40 years has quietly transformed a disused coal mine site near Newcastle into a native wonderland filled with wildlife. Read about his lifetime of gardening, and the surprise he got when we arrived in person – sneaking Costa into the backyard – to deliver the news he’d won.

Tuberous begonias

Try stopping at one. With their big, blousy blooms, and range of colours, these cool-climate collectables look fantastic in pots and baskets. Find out how to nurture yours to perfection

Super-tough salvias

Not all these pretty, heat-loving plants can handle the kinds of conditions that Sophie Thomson contends with – baking-hot, dry summers and wet, frosty winters. Find out which salvias she favours for their ability to handle extremes.

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Win an Earthlife gardener’s pack

We have 10 Earthlife gardener’s packs to give away, each worth $69.90. Every prize pack contains a 2.5kg bag each of Flower Blend, Garden Mate, Veggie Mate and Garden Delight. To enter, complete the crossword on page 86 of the February issue, and go in the draw for your chance to win. Competition closes on … Continue reading Win an Earthlife gardener’s pack

Win a Fiskars PowerGear X tool pack

We have two Fiskars PowerGear X prize packs to give away, each worth $670. Continue reading Win a Fiskars PowerGear X tool pack