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Several shades of cauliflower

Several shades of cauliflower

Did you know there are a hundreds of different varieties of cauliflower available around the world? And that white isn't the only colour cauliflower comes in?
Rockets away!

Rockets away!

In our household we tend to eat a lot of warm and hearty meals at this time of year. Typical winter veges like broccoli, cabbage, and silver beet feature high on the menu and we don't have as many...
Branch out with your brassicas

Branch out with your brassicas

As the weather continues to cool, I bet many of you are starting to wonder what winter veges you should be planting.
Fabulous foxgloves

Fabulous foxgloves

Foxgloves are not what you’d call shrinking violets
Get your Easter herbs ready

Get your Easter herbs ready

It's always useful to have fresh herbs to hand in the kitchen, especially at Easter time.
Sun loving geraniums

Sun loving geraniums

If you’ve got a sun-drenched spot in your garden calling out for some colour, then you need a plant like a geranium
The art to cultivating coriander

The art to cultivating coriander

Coriander can be a tricky herb to grow
Parsley – more than just a pretty plant

Parsley – more than just a pretty plant

While parsley’s abilities as a garnish may have waned in popularity, there’s no denying its still a must-have herb for the herb garden
Quick and easy cottage garden

Quick and easy cottage garden

If you’ve been hankering for a cottage garden feel in your backyard then hanker no more
Mowing tips to keep your lawn healthy

Mowing tips to keep your lawn healthy

If you want to enjoy a lovely lawn during summer be mindful of a couple of mowing points and your lawn will maintain a healthy look.
Go on, be a drip in the garden

Go on, be a drip in the garden

Drip irrigation systems can keep vegetable patch alive through the long, hot summer, but they require upkeep to operate at their best.
Transform your yard into a lush, rambling oasis

Transform your yard into a lush, rambling oasis

Looking to create a lush garden oasis? We asked garden designer Kate Seddon to share her vital tips. Notepads at the ready…
Durie tells how to design with edibles

Durie tells how to design with edibles

Do you want to eat your garden? Jamie Durie shows us how in his new book, Edible Garden Design.
Bright and edible ideas for your patio

Bright and edible ideas for your patio

Gardening expert Christine Walkden offers down-to-earth advice on growing a variety of visually pleasing edibles, even in a small garden.
Cheap ways to keep garden pests at bay

Cheap ways to keep garden pests at bay

Fugal tips to help you get rid of pests in the garden naturally.
Turning spring fever into spring frenzy

Turning spring fever into spring frenzy

Here's the dirt on how to prepare your soil to get your plants off to a flying start this season.
The garden war against weeds starts again

The garden war against weeds starts again

The price of a beautiful garden is eternal vigilance, but late winter and early spring are a vital part of the gardener's war against weeds.
Avoid the sneezes with sensible planting

Avoid the sneezes with sensible planting

Hay fever season is fast approaching and gardeners can think about how to avoid setting of a barrage of sneezes.
Simple steps to a greener garden

Simple steps to a greener garden

Even avid gardeners can become more environmentally friendly by following these green garden tips.
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