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
Shrubs that say SPRING • They’re part of the backbone of the garden, and this is their season to shine. JUDY HORTON shares a dozen favourite flowering shrubs that reliably deliver the vibrant colours and scents of spring
MORE TO LOVE
all dressed in white • This handsome climber with beautifully scented flowers makes a great screen or feature vine, and is loved in bridal bouquets, writes DERYN THORPE
happy days • Most daylily flowers last for just one day, but the plant flowers for months, bringing easy colour to gardens from spring to autumn, writes JENNIFER STACKHOUSE
where to BUY
the GREEN HOUSE • Where does the garden end and the interior begin? It’s hard to tell in this glorious indoor-outdoor garden in Sydney’s suburbs
EWA’S BATHROOM PLANT SECRETS
FRESH CUTS • It’s time to tidy up winter-flowering plants, and prepare those beauties gearing up to flower in late spring and summer. Sharpen your tools for some satisfying spring pruning
FERTILISE to FLOURISH
how to PRUNE CANE-GROWING SHRUBS
CHEAP fills • It’s fun, economical and deeply satisfying to grow a garden from cuttings, divisions or seed. Here, we take you through the basics…
Support TEAM • Sometimes, plants need a bit of help and guidance to keep them in place. JUDY HORTON looks at what you can use, and how to do it
WHAT’S THE difference? • Ever wondered if there’s a difference between two gardening terms, tools or plants? Here are three you asked about…
a year of ABUNDANCE • With a little planning, you can have a rolling harvest of apples, avocados, oranges and lemons to pick every day of the year, says JACKIE FRENCH
meet the grower STACIE PALFRAMAN • This free-wheeling gardener enjoys the best of all worlds with her flourishing fruit, vegies and flowers, writes SALLY FELDMAN
A DAY WELL SPENT IN THE GARDEN
STACIE’S TIPS FOR GROWING VEGIES
PLANT IT NOW • Growing food is fun and satisfying, and these easy edibles are great to try, says PHIL DUDMAN
HELP please • You ask, we answer. PHIL DUDMAN brings you solutions to your problems in the patch
a balanced DIET • Feed your edible plants well, and they’ll feed you well. TAMMY HUYNH explains how to choose and use fertilisers for potted fruits and vegies
what l've learnt about... CARROTS • It’s deeply satisfying growing your own carrots, and one of the tricks is timing, writes MILLIE ROSS
THE NUTS & BOLTS
full of beans • This low-effort, high-yield crop is raring to go, so let’s get planting!
SEPTEMBER a month in the GARDEN • More than 50 jobs to do in your action planner
write and win!
IT’S IN THE BAG!
BIRDS OF A FEATHER
walk this way
what a feast!
the big picture • The temptation to experiment in the garden, even if it means sacrificing what’s working best, is almost too great for MICHAEL McCOY