Gardening

Sun 10 Jun 2018

Get on your nerve garden

Get on your nerve garden

Nerve plants are popular indoor plants with vividly colourful foliage.

Mon 4 Jun 2018

Earl Grey, anyone?

Earl Grey, anyone?

Make your own wonderfully fragrant Earl Grey tea using the intensely flavoured dried rinds of bergamot oranges

Sun 3 Jun 2018

Be a blue tongue wizard

Be a blue tongue wizard

The name comes from its edible, sweet, purplish-black fruit that turns your mouth blue.

Build spring gardens in winter

Build spring gardens in winter

Winter is actually the best time of year to plant trees and shrubs and establish new gardens.

Sun 27 May 2018

Keep it colourful - even in the cold

Keep it colourful - even in the cold

A little planning means you don't have to miss out on glorious blooms during winter.

You can bank on beauty from banksias

You can bank on beauty from banksias

Banksias, known for their distinctive flowers, are found in every state and territory across Australia.

Sun 20 May 2018

Proteas lift a winter garden

Proteas lift a winter garden

Native to South Africa, proteas are spectacular autumn and winter flowering plants that look great in the garden and cut for display.

Get your garden buzzing with bees

Get your garden buzzing with bees

May 20 is World Bee Day, a day when we can all start doing a bit more to help protect this most precious resource.

Sun 13 May 2018

Small backyard? She'll be apples!

Small backyard? She'll be apples!

If you don't have a big backyard, being able to pick your very own apples doesn't need to be just a dream.

Sat 12 May 2018

Give Mum your blossoming love

Give Mum your blossoming love

You can give to two mothers at once - help Mother Earth by replacing cut flower gifts with flowering plants in the ground or in pots.

Sun 6 May 2018

Why we should please the bees

Why we should please the bees

These important pollinators are under threat but there are many ways we gardeners can help keep them safe

Sun 29 Apr 2018

You've got to pick the right (kangaroo) paw

You've got to pick the right (kangaroo) paw

These much-loved native plants can cause heartbreak but an expert shares the secrets to helping them last longer

Add flair with striking foliage

Add flair with striking foliage

Leucadendrons are attractive, hardy shrubs whose colourful 'bracts' give the appearance of a flower. They come in stunning burgundy, red, silver, yellow or lime

Sun 22 Apr 2018

Colour your world with some vibrant, easy-to-grow salvias

Colour your world with some vibrant, easy-to-grow salvias

Salvias are fantastic low maintenance, dry tolerant plants that bring rich floral colour to both modern and cottage style gardens.

Sun 15 Apr 2018

Rosemary for remembrance

Rosemary for remembrance

This tough yet beautiful plant has become synonymous with war memorials

Putting on an autumn show

Putting on an autumn show

LOW-MAINTENANCE shrub with gorgeous glossy leaves is spectacular when it flowers in autumn.

How to protect your garden from curious pets

How to protect your garden from curious pets

BOREDOM, loneliness just a couple of reasons pets can wreak havoc but there's a way to cure them.

Thu 12 Apr 2018

Green thumbs help battle blues

Green thumbs help battle blues

A GARDENING program at local child care centres is more than just a fun activity for youngsters — it’s also helping prevent anxiety and depression.

Wed 11 Apr 2018

New York to Rocky: World-first sphere playground at Kershaw

New York to Rocky: World-first sphere playground at Kershaw

GALLERY: Benchmark 9m playground lets kids weave, climb and slide between levels.

Sun 8 Apr 2018

Give gordonias a go in your garden

Give gordonias a go in your garden

Gordonias are tough, small trees that flower from March right through to August/September.

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