Australia’s number one monthly gardening resource, ABC Gardening Australia magazine is packed with step-by-step advice and stunning design ideas from its popular team of experts. Whether you are a novice gardener or have a green thumb and years of experience, you’ll find the advice you need.
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PLANTS • This month’s pick of the bunch for garden lovers nationwide
FALLING for you • Which are the most romantic roses of all? JACKIE FRENCH goes out on a limb (or a stem) to name her top contenders
old masters • Once home and inspiration to artist Hans Heysen, the garden at The Cedars, in the Adelaide Hills, has many beautiful roses, some more than 100 years old. Curator ALLAN CAMPBELL shares his pick of the most paint-worthy blooms
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think BIG! • While most people want smaller trees, AB BISHOP celebrates the benefits of large feature trees that will provide beautiful autumn colour for generations
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easy orchid • It flowers all year, is good for pots or that tough spot in the garden, and requires minimal care. There’s a lot to love about the crucifix orchid, says STEVE FALCIONI
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ARTISTS in residence • A gorgeous old home in Sydney’s inner suburbs is given a fitting makeover by two young artists not afraid to put down roots and transform their rental garden
MAKING THE CUT • Many plants love a decent haircut, and respond with bountiful new growth. Here are the basics to understanding what, why and how to prune, and which tools are best suited to the job
SHARPEN SECATEURS • It’s well worth taking time to sharpen, oil and disinfect secateurs regularly to keep them in good condition.
MIND your MUSCLES
context & companions • The appeal of any plant can rise or fall depending on the company it keeps and where you place it
natural BOUNTY • An inhospitable verge is transformed into a thriving garden by patiently nurturing the soil’s natural seed bank
the gardener's bucket list KINGS PARK AND BOTANIC GARDEN in Perth, Australia • Spread across 400 hectares in Perth’s inner city, Kings Park and Botanic Garden is a tranquil space filled with interest, writes DERYN THORPE
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LEE SORBELLO • This keen gardener would rather grow food than flowers, and is committed to creating an edible oasis for her young family,
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PLANT IT NOW • Now’s the time to grow snow peas and save seeds from your parsley plants, writes PHIL DUDMAN
HELP please! • You've asked, we answer. PHIL DUDMAN brings you solutions to your problems in the patch
HOW A SELF›WATERING POT WORKS
easy WATERING • Take your potted patch to the next level with a self-watering pot or two. TAMMY HUYNH explores how they work and what to grow in them
what I’ve learnt about... GARLIC • Coming from a large Italian family, TINO CARNEVALE knows how to get the best out of his garlic crop and keep it thriving year after year
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MAY a month in the GARDEN • More than 50 jobs to do in your action planner
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the big picture • While many hanker for a largely static, no-fuss garden, it’s the daily changes in his garden that give...