Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT is transfixed by the "majestic" globe artichoke, a very decorative plant that can be grown for its silver leaves and huge, thistle-like flowers or as a vegetable.
One of gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT's favourites is the euphorbia family. And it's a big family with more than 2000 members!
It's rose-planting time and every year gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT getS questions from readers on why their new roses have died. Here's the answer...
"There are few more stunning sights than the golden yellow leaves of silver birch against a clear, blue sky," writes gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.
Winter is the ideal time to reassess your garden. It’s looking bare, the leaves have fallen and there will be few flowers until the bulbs emerge in spring. Take take a slow walk around the garden and make plans, says gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.
With some rare plants it’s best to buy them when you can. One such is Acacia leprosa “Scarlet Blaze”, the red wattle, writes gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.
Garden writer CEDRIC BRYANT loves perennials because they don't need constant replanting like annuals. He says they're ideal for dividing for extra plants and most can be readily grown from seed.
Now's the time for pruning many deciduous trees and shrubs, says gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT
Despite Emily Bronte's affection for them, gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT has a word of warning about the English bluebell; it spreads like wildfire and could be a menace for the small garden.
Reporter KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK discovers an allotment-style garden in a thriving patchwork of flowers and veggies tucked away in the back of Mitchell.
Lemon-scented plants have been popular since ancient times for their culinary, medicinal and fragrant uses, writes gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.
The range of native plants in flower during the colder months puts a lie to the idea that winter gardens lack interest, writes gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.
Readers continue to ask for suggestions on hardy shrubs that provide colour in late autumn months and through the winter, writes gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.
With gardens established by the owner’s parents, Cambrey Farm in Pialligo is a rural haven that reflects the 80-year history of the farm, writes open gardens writer KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK.
AS winter approaches, readers have asked gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT for suggestions on hardy shrubs that provide colour through the colder months.
A Queanbeyan homestead with a rich history and a pretty cottage garden, Langdene offers visitors a delightful wander through flowers and trailing vines at its upcoming open day. KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK has the details...
The problem with cut flowers is they don't last long, but among the odd exception is a remarkable Australian plant known the world over as the straw flower or everlasting daisy, writes CEDRIC BRYANT.
“AUTUMN time is planting time”, as the saying goes, and time for putting in evergreen trees and shrubs., says gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.
WHEN I featured Crepe myrtles recently some readers have reported plants that have been in for several years were not flowering well. Crepe myrtles...
ANNE Norris’ love of veggies is clear to see, with wicking beds taking over the lawn area in her pretty Spica Street, Giralang, garden that’s a delight of florals and foliage, writes KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK