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Gardening Australia

Jun 01 2021
Magazine

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.

welcome

Gardening Australia

PLANTS • This month’s pick of the bunch for garden lovers nationwide

BOOKS

WINTER wonders • There’s a profusion of colourful Aussie plants ready to steal your heart when your exotics knock off for the winter, says AB BISHOP

Six of the best for WINTER COLOUR

Light & lacy • Silver birch trees love a cool climate... which is tough if you live somewhere warm. Instead, try the pretty tropical birch, says JUDY HORTON

where to BUY

all heart • Featuring heart-shaped leaves and pretty flowers, bergenias have much to offer, writes JENNIFER STACKHOUSE

where to BUY

bowled over by BROMELIADS • Plant collector STEVE FALCIONI pays tribute to his favourite group of plants, the bromeliads

introducing BROMELIADS • Here are some popular and lesser known genera to add colour and drama to your outdoor space.

Steve's TOP 5

where to BUY

TIE BROMELIADS IN TREES

on the BRIGHT SIDE • A passion for finding and growing sun-hardy bromeliads led this nurseryman to create a dream garden that’s bursting with colour, writes STEVE FALCIONI

TIPS FOR A SUN-HARDY BROMELIAD GARDEN

Marcelle’s MENAGERIE • Chooks, bees and an array of farmyard animals all play a part in this family’s efforts to live off the land in a sustainable way. It’s not quite ‘Old MacDonald’s Farm’, but you could be forgiven for humming a few bars...

25 ways to improve your garden • As gardens grow, mature and change, they sometimes lose their way. Get yours back on track by adopting some of these inspiring ideas today, says JENNIFER STACKHOUSE

COLD CUTS • Apple trees, roses, grapevines and hydrangeas are some of the many plants that relish a winter prune. Grab your tools and let’s get started…

Should I prune my fruit trees?

how to PRUNE ROSES

how to PRUNE WISTERIA

how to REMOVE HEAVY BRANCHES

up in the air • Give your tillandsias the air flow they need, and hang them in cute little mesh cages like this one, says PHIL DUDMAN

playing CATCH • Small but deadly, these native plants have evolved to become efficient predators, waiting patiently for their nutrient-rich prey, which they trap in clever ways, writes TIM ENTWISLE

prime pickings • Chooks love kitchen scraps, and the right mix of foods will do wonders for your girls. JACKIE FRENCH shares which scraps are good, bad or ‘never’

meet the grower WENDY CHEW LEE • With a mixture of hard work, ingenuity and permaculture techniques, this passionate urban farmer has created an oasis of plenty on her rooftop terrace, writes SALLY FELDMAN

WENDY’S TOP TIPS FOR BALCONY FARMERS

HARVEST TIGHT CARROTS

PLANT IT NOW • Asian greens are easy to grow, and provide a continuous supply of goodness when repeat planted, writes PHIL DUDMAN

I get a KICK out of you • Some herbs thrive in the cooler weather, so grab your empty pots and containers, and plant up a few flavours, writes TAMMY HUYNH

growing TIPS

WHEN THE GROWING SEASON FINISHES

what I’ve learnt about... TIME • Here’s how to keep your patch in peak production, even when you’re busy, writes JOSH BYRNE

why can’t I grow BIG BEETROOT? • Planting time, spacing and nutrition can all affect the size of your beets, writes PHIL DUDMAN

JUNE a month in the GARDEN • 50 seasonal jobs to do in your action planner

Its time to...

Do it now

Pest...


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Frequency: Monthly Pages: 100 Publisher: Nextmedia Pty Ltd Edition: Jun 01 2021

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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.

welcome

Gardening Australia

PLANTS • This month’s pick of the bunch for garden lovers nationwide

BOOKS

WINTER wonders • There’s a profusion of colourful Aussie plants ready to steal your heart when your exotics knock off for the winter, says AB BISHOP

Six of the best for WINTER COLOUR

Light & lacy • Silver birch trees love a cool climate... which is tough if you live somewhere warm. Instead, try the pretty tropical birch, says JUDY HORTON

where to BUY

all heart • Featuring heart-shaped leaves and pretty flowers, bergenias have much to offer, writes JENNIFER STACKHOUSE

where to BUY

bowled over by BROMELIADS • Plant collector STEVE FALCIONI pays tribute to his favourite group of plants, the bromeliads

introducing BROMELIADS • Here are some popular and lesser known genera to add colour and drama to your outdoor space.

Steve's TOP 5

where to BUY

TIE BROMELIADS IN TREES

on the BRIGHT SIDE • A passion for finding and growing sun-hardy bromeliads led this nurseryman to create a dream garden that’s bursting with colour, writes STEVE FALCIONI

TIPS FOR A SUN-HARDY BROMELIAD GARDEN

Marcelle’s MENAGERIE • Chooks, bees and an array of farmyard animals all play a part in this family’s efforts to live off the land in a sustainable way. It’s not quite ‘Old MacDonald’s Farm’, but you could be forgiven for humming a few bars...

25 ways to improve your garden • As gardens grow, mature and change, they sometimes lose their way. Get yours back on track by adopting some of these inspiring ideas today, says JENNIFER STACKHOUSE

COLD CUTS • Apple trees, roses, grapevines and hydrangeas are some of the many plants that relish a winter prune. Grab your tools and let’s get started…

Should I prune my fruit trees?

how to PRUNE ROSES

how to PRUNE WISTERIA

how to REMOVE HEAVY BRANCHES

up in the air • Give your tillandsias the air flow they need, and hang them in cute little mesh cages like this one, says PHIL DUDMAN

playing CATCH • Small but deadly, these native plants have evolved to become efficient predators, waiting patiently for their nutrient-rich prey, which they trap in clever ways, writes TIM ENTWISLE

prime pickings • Chooks love kitchen scraps, and the right mix of foods will do wonders for your girls. JACKIE FRENCH shares which scraps are good, bad or ‘never’

meet the grower WENDY CHEW LEE • With a mixture of hard work, ingenuity and permaculture techniques, this passionate urban farmer has created an oasis of plenty on her rooftop terrace, writes SALLY FELDMAN

WENDY’S TOP TIPS FOR BALCONY FARMERS

HARVEST TIGHT CARROTS

PLANT IT NOW • Asian greens are easy to grow, and provide a continuous supply of goodness when repeat planted, writes PHIL DUDMAN

I get a KICK out of you • Some herbs thrive in the cooler weather, so grab your empty pots and containers, and plant up a few flavours, writes TAMMY HUYNH

growing TIPS

WHEN THE GROWING SEASON FINISHES

what I’ve learnt about... TIME • Here’s how to keep your patch in peak production, even when you’re busy, writes JOSH BYRNE

why can’t I grow BIG BEETROOT? • Planting time, spacing and nutrition can all affect the size of your beets, writes PHIL DUDMAN

JUNE a month in the GARDEN • 50 seasonal jobs to do in your action planner

Its time to...

Do it now

Pest...


Expand title description text