In this issue

In this issue June 2020

In the June 2020 issue, create a garden oasis with the perfect seating, read about bushfire recovery on Kangaroo Island, and go back to basics with creative ways to grow food on a budget.

Sitting pretty

Sitting in the garden is one of life’s great pleasures. We step through the key considerations when choosing and positioning garden seating, and how to restore an old bench seat.

Gardening that doesn’t cost a packet

Save, strike, swap and share… rediscover old-school gardening practices for a year-round supply of home-grown food on a budget.

Bushfire recovery on Kangaroo Island

Sophie Thomson throws herself into a project that brings hope to the fire-ravaged island: the rapid build of a community vegie garden.

Vegie patch Q&A

How can I stop ants stealing seed? When are my carrots ready to pull up? How should I deal with pests on potatoes? Phil Dudman answers these questions and more.

Mallees for the home garden

You don’t need a large space to grow a eucalypt with striking foliage, flowers and fruit. Josh Byrne reveals his favourite small species with masses of appeal.

Fragrant climbers

Looking for something to adorn a blank wall, cover an eyesore or provide attractive screening? These 10 flowering climbers not only look great, they also have a gorgeous perfume.

Welcome winter colour

In warmer zones, add a tropical vibe to your garden with Brazilian red cloak, or grow witch hazel in cooler climates for cheery winter blooms.

What to plant and pick now

In the patch this month, we plant asparagus, grow watercress in pots, raise a healthy lemon tree, and give tips for harvesting the fruits of your labour to maximise your home-grown crop.

Also in this issue

  • A Mallee township creates a thriving wetland habitat
  • Imagine your garden in the time of the dinosaurs
  • Step-by-step to pruning hydrangeas in winter
  • 50-plus jobs to do in your garden this month

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