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Get in quick for winter colour

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT suggests tough winter flowers to give the garden colour in the colder months.

When the leaves keep falling and falling…

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT looks at dealing with the endless falling leaves at this time of the year.

Get ready for rose planting

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT shares his tips for rose-planting preparation… pruning, saving, removing and replanting.

Not trendy, but the classics will thrive

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT celebrates the delicious and prolific Cox’s Orange Pippin, which will fruit and thrive anywhere.

One man’s rubbish is another’s garden feature

The only limit is the imagination when it comes to repurposing old "rubbish" into a unique feature for the garden, says gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT.

Here’s looking at you, callistemon

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT isn’t playing favourites but enjoys callistemon, or bottlebrush, for its variety of uses.

Glorious colours complete the autumn picture

Gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT loves to potter among the flowers on cool autumn days.

Delights of autumn flowers and brilliant leaves

Gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT admires the fragrant flowers of autumn, particularly the hardy camellia sasanqua.

Dig for victory, even a pot will do

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT has veggie-growing tips for unit-dwellers with a balcony.

Kids (and cats) can get a break in the garden 

Gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT suggests introducing kids to the glories of gardening while everyone’s at home.

Not a weeper, but a fragrant autumn delight

Gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT admires the climbing clematis terniflora, which flowers best after a hot summer.

Beloved by birds and best in show

Gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT sings the praises of the dogwood.

Dianne says goodbye to her own open garden

DIANNE Anderson’s park-like Red Hill garden will be open to the public in April for the last time, as she and her husband Brian prepare to downsize later this year.

Spirit soars at the sight of crocus

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT takes a look at the hardy crocus.

Welcoming visitors to a ‘dear old garden’

KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK previews an upcoming open garden – historic Lambrigg at Tharwa. 

Plant now for amazing autumn colour

Gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT says now's the time to get looking for colourful autumn trees. 

To be sure, pick your own bulbs

Gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT has a view about ordering bulbs on line. Don't!

Pretty and productive inner-city organic garden

PROVING the “pretty and productive potential of a suburban block”, Michele and Andrew England’s no-waste, organic garden in Braddon provides year-round food and flowers. rep[ortds KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK.

Autumn and the leaves are likely to fall sooner

Gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT says the leaves are going to be falling earlier this year and summer is to blame. 

Truly time for holly to step up

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT remembers he'd forgotten to write about holly... for decades! 





Movie review / ‘A White, White Day’ (M)

“A White, White Day” offers rewards to amaze and delight, coos movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.


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