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How to fix clay soil
How to fix clay soil

Clay soil tends to become waterlogged and compacted, making it difficult for fledgling plants to establish a good root system. With good soil management practices and a bit of work, you can improve heavy clay to create soil that’s a pleasure to garden with. Here’s how.

What to prune now
What to prune now

As roses, camellias, crabapples, grevilleas and a host of other flowering plants finish their spring flush, you may be wondering what should be pruned now and what should be left? Here’s a guide to when to prune common garden plants, and how hard.

Top 10 jobs November 2020
Top 10 jobs in the edible garden

There’s lots to do in the patch at this time of year. Here’s a list of jobs to do now.

Grow a pot of ginger
Grow a pot of ginger

If you love cooking with ginger, you really should grow some. It is easy to grow in pots and makes an attractive, tropical-looking container display up to 1m tall. Here’s how.

Top 10 jobs in October
Top 10 jobs to do now

There’s lots to do in the garden at this time of year. Here’s a list of jobs to do now.

Plant sunflowers with kids
Plant sunflowers with kids

Growing sunflowers is a great way to get the kids outside and into the garden. Begin your sunflower adventure by choosing the variety to grow. Visit a garden centre, or buy seed online, making sure you select from Australian suppliers to avoid any quarantine issues. Your choice will be governed by the available growing space and what you want the plants to do. If space is tight, choose a dwarf cultivar that will be happy in a pot.

Top tips for crunchy carrots
Top tips for crunchy carrots

Carrots are fun to grow and you don’t know quite what you’re going to get until you pull them up! Here’s how to have success with carrots.