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. 

Truly time for holly to step up

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

Autumn’s afoot, asters are appearing!

Historical asters flower in late summer and throughout autumn, and they’re already popping up, says gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT. 

Celebrating the crinkled, colourful beauty of crepe myrtles 

Hardy crepe myrtle is long-flowering, suits small gardens and even the bark is stunning, writes gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT

Time to give hellebores the ‘Chelsea chop’

Extreme, but effective… gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT says it's time to cut back hellebore leaves to ground level.

Gardening / The summer of our discontent

There was rain, hail, dust, smoke and fire... it's been a challenging summer in the garden, says CEDRIC BRYANT. 

Back to the garden, but no despair!

NOW the holidays have mostly passed, it's time to reassess the garden and with the extremes of recent weather, it can be rather a pitiful sight.

Fill up the bird bath, blackbird has spoken

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT can’t imagine a garden without the sound and antics of birds.

Pleasing perennials for the Canberra climate 

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT suggests filling the garden with hardy perennials that thrive in the heat.

Drought-hardy cistus is a comforting sight

Cistus is the perfect drought-resistant plant and its large, fragrant flowers are stunning in early summer, writes gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT

Cedric’s dreaming of a red Christmas

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT suggests presenting a brilliant show of real red plants for the Christmas table. 






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