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Get your easy-to-follow citrus action plan, add drama to your garden with black-leafed plants and check out ideas for cute indoor planters that might be just your cup of tea.

Your citrus action plan

It’s time to get your citrus trees sorted. Find out how to prune your trees for size and shape, stop potential insect pests, and fertilise and water for bumper crops.

Fragrant freesias

These much-loved bulbs are an early-spring delight. The classic ‘Alba’ packs the biggest perfume punch, while the double-flowered, long-stemmed cultivars are perfect for the vase.

Tempting tea-trees

With their wonderful profusion of spring flowers, tea-trees (Leptospermum spp.) are as much loved by bees and pollinators as gardeners, and this selection is sure to delight.

Head to the dark side…

If you’re looking for a little drama in the garden, it’s hard to go past this selection of striking, dark-leafed plants, plus find out what to team them with for maximum impact and glamour.

Are you ready for spring?

Your garden’s gearing up for lots of new growth, so if you’ve left your pruning or other tasks a bit late, don’t worry! We have 10 hacks to help you catch up fast!

Manage chilli thrips

These tiny insects and their larvae have been devastating Perth’s rose gardens. Act now with some recommended strategies to manage this pest.

Hot potatoes!

Tino Carnevale says they take their spuds pretty seriously in Tasmania, and like everyone else from ‘the south island’, he’s got plenty of tips to share on varieties and cultivation.

In the patch

Learn how to grow apples and pears in pots, plant delicious globe artichokes, re-pot figs now, and find out why your onions are struggling!

 

Also in this issue

  • Jackie French shares her fun ideas for making teacups and other containers into sweet planters and tips to keep those tiny gardens alive.
  • The iconic cool-climate garden Wychwood continues to grow and flourish.
  • Tip-pruning vs deadheading; bulb planters vs dibblers; and roots vs rhizomes: what’s the difference?
  • Meet a passionate food grower who turned her sandy soil into a flourishing edible garden.

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