Time to tackle the tools for spring

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT’s thoughts are turning to spring, pruning, and sprucing up tools and furniture for the warmer weather.

Don’t dismiss the reliable classics

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT says “old-fashioned", reliable plants like rosemary, thyme, heaths and heathers will never go out of fashion.

No better time for the beauty of bottles

Gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT celebrates the spectacular bottle tree. 

Feeling lonely? Take to the garden

GARDENING is helpful for good mental health, particularly with the isolation created by COVID-19, says gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT.

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.

Spirit soars at the sight of crocus

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

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!

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. 





Man assaults neighbour, spits on cop

A Macquarie man was arrested early yesterday (August 2) morning after he assaulted his neighbour and spat on a police officer.  


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