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.
STAY IN TOUCH
PLANTS • This month’s pick of the bunch for garden lovers nationwide
bright sparks • Cinerarias add glorious colour to the garden, and their blue, pink and purple shades lift the spirits in winter, writes JANE EDMANSON
new look WATTLES • Meet the modern wattle… there’s a plant for every garden, everywhere, says native plant expert ANGUS STEWART
PICK OF THE BUNCH • Add these wattles to even the smallest garden for their flowers, foliage and compact growth.
DID YOU KNOW?
THE indoor pot • Like to be up to the minute with your indoor plants? Here’s a tantalising glamour pot featuring current trends, such as mini monstera, reflective leaves and gorgeous leaf paterns
CARE FOR YOUR POT
labour of LOVE • Transforming paddocks of scrub into a beautiful property takes hard work and determination, and this self-sufficient owner has it in spades
WINTER warmers • Josh and his kids make a dispenser for birds to help themselves to nesting material, Millie repurposes an old mop bucket and logs into cute containers, and Tino and family show us how they use a ‘charbecue’ to keep warm and nourish the soil
GET THE GEAR
manage tose WINTER WOES • Mid-year challenges such as frost, puddles and lack of colour can all be overcome with a little planning and common sense, writes MICHAEL McCOY
WHAT’S THE difference? • Ever wondered if there’s a difference between two garden products, tools or ways of doing something? Here are three to get you thinking…
crimes against COMPOST • A good, sweet compost heap is all about balance. JACKIE FRENCH looks at how you can avoid six common misdeeds
the gardener’s bucket list • Taking in this spectacular site on the South Island of New Zealand is a treat for gardeners and history buffs, writes JUDY HORTON
WHILE YOU ARE THERE
NICKI McKAY • This passionate food gardener has experimented with everything from aquaponics to straw bale gardens to turn a windy site in the subtropics into a triumph, writes SALLY FELDMAN
GROW WITH THE FLOW • Nicki shares what she has learnt so far about growing edibles in the subtropics.
PLANT IT NOW • Luscious plums can be planted now as bare-rooted trees, but some need a partner, writes PHIL DUDMAN
why won’t my CHOKO grow?
the right MIX • Walk into a nursery and there’s a whole aisle (and then some!) dedicated to potting mixes. TAMMY HUYNH explains how to choose a mix or make your own
how to MAKE YOUR OWN
ADDITIVES for POTTING MIX
what I’ve learnt about... WOMBOK • Chinese cabbage is easy to grow, and it’s a versatile vegetable in the kitchen, writes PHIL DUDMAN
MRS HONG’S KIMCHI
THE NUTS & BOLTS
STEP-BY-STEP FORCE RHUBARB
JULY a month in the GARDEN • More than 50 jobs to do in your action planner
It's time to...
GROW SPROUTS ON THE WINDOWSILL
Do it now
RAISE YOUR POTS
CITRUS GALL WASP
SPRINKLE ORGANIC PLANT FOOD
ISOLATE CUT DAFFODILS
grow plants with red winter leaves
In the tropics
REJUVENATE TIRED MINT
pot up some POPPIES
BEAUTIFUL 'BIRDS'... BUT BEWARE THE SEEDS
TIMELESS PARTING GIFT
write and win!
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