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Gardening Australia

Oct 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

STAY IN TOUCH

Gardening Australia

PLANTS • A selection of new releases for garden lovers nationwide

BOOKS

best OF THE bunch • They’re hungry, fussy and demanding, but the big, blousy blooms of herbaceous peonies are worth the investment, says HELEN YOUNG

TREE PEONIES AND ITOH HYBRIDS

where to BUY

bush beacon • Treated right, this iconic Aussie native produces an abundance of striking flowers in garden beds and pots, writes ANGUS STEWART

A splash OF COLOUR • A long-time favourite of artists, zinnias are back in vogue, and now’s the time to plant some for glorious summer cheer, writes JUDY HORTON

Top picks

Starry starry WHITE • Mix flannel flowers into rockeries, pots or cottage garden beds for a touch of whimsy, writes AB BISHOP

paradise FOUND • This gardening couple has brought their passion for plant breeding and cut-flower perfection to the rich soils and mild climate of north-west Tasmania, where life is sweet

landscapes in LIGHT • A wander through the home and garden of legendary artist Hans Heysen reveals rambling roses, majestic cedars and gums, and a life dedicated to his craft, writes ELIZA HENRY-JONES

SCRAP that! • In his new book, Costa’s World, COSTA GEORGIADIS takes us on a wild and rollicking ride through all things garden-related, from wise use of resources and choosing plants, to caring for the creatures we share our gardens with. In this extract, he discusses ways to build biodiversity in the soil by recycling food scraps

As the manager of a benchtop compost bin, I have choices:

WIN COSTA’S BOOK

WHERE ARE ALL THE frogs? • Urban frogs are in decline. LEONARD CRONIN looks at what has gone wrong, and what we can do as gardeners to help

FROG TRACKER

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE

SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN

tip

the mindful GARDENER • As we gravitate towards plants that flower long and hard, let’s not forget those that ground us in the moment with their fragrance, fragility or fleetingness, writes MICHAEL McCOY

flowers FOR THE fairies • Did you ever wish for a fairy garden? JACKIE FRENCH shares which flowers you might grow to create a home fit for a fairy queen

IN THE PATCH

meet the grower JUSTIN O’BRIEN • For this urban farmer, a backyard patch wasn’t quite enough, so he branched out into his local community garden and now everyone is reaping the rewards, writes SALLY FELDMAN

MAKING THE MOST OF A SMALL PLOT

GOING WITH THE FLOW

PLANT IT NOW • Grow a passionfruit vine to cover a pergola or screen a fence, says PHIL DUDMAN

why won’t my SEEDS GERMINATE?

what I’ve learnt about... TOMATOES • They’re the hero of the summer vegetable garden, and MARCELLE NANKERVIS has some juicy nuggets to share for producing the most flavoursome crop

THE NUTS & BOLTS

BEAT the HEAT • Containers dry out quickly in the warmer months. STEVE FALCIONI offers 10 ways to minimise heat stress in your potted patch

PATCH PRACTICAL

growing tips

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

MAILBOX

MAGICAL MOON GATE

write and win !

SMART SWAP

Your Insta posts

WIN 1 of 7 WEED BURNERS each valued at $ 161

how to enter

WINNERS

TV • Gardening Australia is on ABC TV every Friday at 7.30pm and repeated on Sunday at 1.30pm and on ABC iview.

radio...


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Frequency: Monthly Pages: 108 Publisher: Nextmedia Pty Ltd Edition: Oct 01 2021

OverDrive Magazine

  • Release date: September 12, 2021

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OverDrive Magazine

subjects

Home & Garden

Languages

English

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

STAY IN TOUCH

Gardening Australia

PLANTS • A selection of new releases for garden lovers nationwide

BOOKS

best OF THE bunch • They’re hungry, fussy and demanding, but the big, blousy blooms of herbaceous peonies are worth the investment, says HELEN YOUNG

TREE PEONIES AND ITOH HYBRIDS

where to BUY

bush beacon • Treated right, this iconic Aussie native produces an abundance of striking flowers in garden beds and pots, writes ANGUS STEWART

A splash OF COLOUR • A long-time favourite of artists, zinnias are back in vogue, and now’s the time to plant some for glorious summer cheer, writes JUDY HORTON

Top picks

Starry starry WHITE • Mix flannel flowers into rockeries, pots or cottage garden beds for a touch of whimsy, writes AB BISHOP

paradise FOUND • This gardening couple has brought their passion for plant breeding and cut-flower perfection to the rich soils and mild climate of north-west Tasmania, where life is sweet

landscapes in LIGHT • A wander through the home and garden of legendary artist Hans Heysen reveals rambling roses, majestic cedars and gums, and a life dedicated to his craft, writes ELIZA HENRY-JONES

SCRAP that! • In his new book, Costa’s World, COSTA GEORGIADIS takes us on a wild and rollicking ride through all things garden-related, from wise use of resources and choosing plants, to caring for the creatures we share our gardens with. In this extract, he discusses ways to build biodiversity in the soil by recycling food scraps

As the manager of a benchtop compost bin, I have choices:

WIN COSTA’S BOOK

WHERE ARE ALL THE frogs? • Urban frogs are in decline. LEONARD CRONIN looks at what has gone wrong, and what we can do as gardeners to help

FROG TRACKER

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE

SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN

tip

the mindful GARDENER • As we gravitate towards plants that flower long and hard, let’s not forget those that ground us in the moment with their fragrance, fragility or fleetingness, writes MICHAEL McCOY

flowers FOR THE fairies • Did you ever wish for a fairy garden? JACKIE FRENCH shares which flowers you might grow to create a home fit for a fairy queen

IN THE PATCH

meet the grower JUSTIN O’BRIEN • For this urban farmer, a backyard patch wasn’t quite enough, so he branched out into his local community garden and now everyone is reaping the rewards, writes SALLY FELDMAN

MAKING THE MOST OF A SMALL PLOT

GOING WITH THE FLOW

PLANT IT NOW • Grow a passionfruit vine to cover a pergola or screen a fence, says PHIL DUDMAN

why won’t my SEEDS GERMINATE?

what I’ve learnt about... TOMATOES • They’re the hero of the summer vegetable garden, and MARCELLE NANKERVIS has some juicy nuggets to share for producing the most flavoursome crop

THE NUTS & BOLTS

BEAT the HEAT • Containers dry out quickly in the warmer months. STEVE FALCIONI offers 10 ways to minimise heat stress in your potted patch

PATCH PRACTICAL

growing tips

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

MAILBOX

MAGICAL MOON GATE

write and win !

SMART SWAP

Your Insta posts

WIN 1 of 7 WEED BURNERS each valued at $ 161

how to enter

WINNERS

TV • Gardening Australia is on ABC TV every Friday at 7.30pm and repeated on Sunday at 1.30pm and on ABC iview.

radio...


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