Combine shrubs and perennials for colour

Winter doesn’t have to be a drab time in the garden, when colour can be provided with small evergreen shrubs combined with perennials, writes gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.

Daylight saving means a change in planting

Winter need not be a time of dreary gardens and cloudy skies, for there is a wealth of colourful plants just waiting to be planted, writes gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.

Canberra’s biblical garden is a hidden gem 

Over many years, I’ve been asked to create gardens with specific themes, from all-native to English-style, from Shakespearean to a biblical garden, says gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT.

Choose greys in the garden for a contrast to colour 

Silvery-grey foliage and white flowers don’t have to be boring, says gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT.

Hail the season of mellow fruitfulness 

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT welcomes autumn and outlines some of the important jobs that come with the change of season...

Demonstrating together how things can be grown

It's a group effort at the Horticultural Society of Canberra’s (HSOC) demonstration garden in Bruce, where veggies thrive alongside exquisite dahlias, heritage fruit trees, natives and roses.

Are you really prepared to look after fruit trees?

What with pruning, fertilising, battling pests and not having enough space, perhaps it’s easier to buy fruit fresh from an orchard, says gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT.

The secrets of successful propagating 

For little to no expense, add more plants to the garden this autumn, says gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT.

When the autumn leaves are an absolute windfall

Fallen leaves are often considered annoying and messy; however for most gardeners, they’re an absolute windfall, says gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT.

Throw bulbs up and plant where they fall

Bulbs will look most effective if planted in drifts of the same colour or variety as one would see in nature or the wild, says gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT.

Delicate cyclamen or a fairy ready to fly?

Some of the tiniest plants have the most exquisite flowers, says gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT.

Remember, it’s a big soak before planting

Always give shrubs from the nursery a good soak before removing them from the pot, says gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.

Cedric reflects on a decade of gardening advice

It’s been 10 years since gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT joined the team at ‘CityNews’, providing the best advice for local gardeners.

What’s not to like about hollyhocks?

In today’s gardens hollyhocks appear to be rarely grown. And yet they have a place in most gardens with large flowers on tall, stately stems up to two-metres tall, says gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.

It’s a great time to grow natives

Many native plants are bred locally and perfectly acclimatised for this area, says gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT.

Out of control and unruly, even in Cedric’s patch

Readers may assume I keep my garden immaculately. Not a weed to be seen and all the shrubs immaculately pruned? Far from the truth, this year, says gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT.

Facing the future with a gardener’s optimism 

With the unseasonable weather, many plants were seriously confused, says gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT.

Canberra’s year in the garden

We can grow a greater range of fruit trees, berries and edible crops than almost anywhere else in Australia, says gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT.

Poinsettias are not just for Christmas

Poinsettia, with its brilliant red bracts, has been tied in with Christmas for centuries, says gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT.

Banksias to take the breath away

The Botanic Gardens has the largest collection of native plants in the world, and now, the largest collection of banksias, says gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT.

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