Garden planning

Farming the suburbs

Farming the suburbs

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 11:23am

Why can’t we grow food wherever we want? Jennifer Kent, Research Fellow at the University of Sydney investigates.

Patterns with vegetables and flowers

Winter dreaming

Wed, 09/07/2014 - 5:47pm

Now is the time to contemplate, plan and dream a little says PENNY WOODWARD.

Undersown Garlic

Happy accidents

Fri, 13/06/2014 - 9:55am

A crop of self-sown salad leaves in JUSTIN RUSSELL's garlic patch has him reflecting on happy accidents in the garden.

The story of a herb garden

Wed, 25/07/2012 - 12:01am

PENNY WOODWARD witnesses the transformation of old trial planting beds into a beautiful big herb garden. A large herb garden was established at Heronswood – the home of the Diggers Club in Dromana...

Gardening as a renter

Thu, 07/06/2012 - 11:52am

The fact that you are renting needn’t put you off growing food, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

Biodiversity above and below ground helps create a resilient garden.

Design for Climate Change

Mon, 30/01/2012 - 6:29pm

In an edited extract from his comprehensive and inspiring new book 'The New Organic Gardener', TIM MARSHALL says building the soil and keeping plants cool are key gardening strategies to counter...

Striking stonework and hedging provides order and beauty.

Beautiful by design

Fri, 30/09/2011 - 6:53pm

Garden designer Steve Hailstone has combined beauty and functionality to create a wonderfully productive property, writes SIMON WEBSTER.

Simon Websters shows us how to maintain a permaculture swale

Swale maintenance

Tue, 03/05/2011 - 9:26pm

SIMON WEBSTER gives the fruit trees in his permaculture food forest some much-needed tender loving care.

Down-to-earth garden design

Tue, 28/09/2010 - 3:24pm

Good garden design can be a mystery to many, but when you follow the steps that professionals use, you can create something that is both beautiful and functional, says PHIL DUDMAN