There was rain, hail, dust, smoke and fire... it's been a challenging summer in the garden, says CEDRIC BRYANT.
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.
Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT can’t imagine a garden without the sound and antics of birds.
Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT suggests filling the garden with hardy perennials that thrive in the heat.
Cistus is the perfect drought-resistant plant and its large, fragrant flowers are stunning in early summer, writes gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT
Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT suggests presenting a brilliant show of real red plants for the Christmas table.
Gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT reveals the most effective method for watering garden beds in the face of a hot, dry summer.
Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT says feijoa makes an excellent evergreen hedge.
A garden is not really a garden without trees, says gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.
Clematis is a magnificent climber that thrives almost on neglect, says gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.
Gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT says Robert Brown could be Australia's forgotten botanist.
"I am repeatedly asked about the effect of climate change on gardening from individuals to groups. So let's consider a few facts..." here's this week's gardening column from CEDRIC BRYANT.
Annuals have a place in most gardens; Floriade wouldn't survive without the infill of instant colour, writes gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.
Can anyone really get excited about new plants? Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT says he certainly can, especially with the incredible range of perennials.
Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT is getting terribly excited about the extremely popular deciduous viburnums.
Sometimes, in a rush to grow newer, better-flowering or improved disease-resistance plants, we may overlook many of the tried and true varieties, writes gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT
Peonies, pots, lawns and mulch catch the eye of gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT this week.
The camellia family is one of the most rewarding of ornamental plants, says gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.
Magnolias perform well in Canberra and now's the time to select these magnificent shrubs and trees in flower in garden centres, says CEDRIC BRYANT
"Spring is all around with those brilliant yellow splashes of wattle, just one of a multitude of native flora in flower. The honey-eating birds don't know which flower to turn to next!" writes gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.