Gardening / The Old Dart goes bush

AUSTRALIAN native plants  are in huge demand overseas, especially from florists in the UK and Europe. Large quantities are shipped by air to meet...

Deep in industrial Mitchell, a little patch of country

Reporter KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK discovers an allotment-style garden in a thriving patchwork of flowers and veggies tucked away in the back of Mitchell.

Let’s talk about the bees and the trees

"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.

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.

In praise of fabulous fuchsia

THE fuchsia plant has one of the most misspelt names in the plant kingdom, so often shown as “fuschia”. I am constantly told that one...

Gardening: Exploring native flora and fauna

IT is so important to expose children to our native flora and fauna from an early age, and the Eurobodalla Botanic Gardens is a...

Gardening / When the sap stops flowing, start pruning

AUTUMN and winter are the times to prune. Once leaves have fallen from deciduous trees, it is an ideal time to prune fruit and...

Gardening / Seek out super-tough plants

WHATEVER the weather, life in the garden goes on as it has done for millennia. We lose a few and, being optimists, we pull out...

Joy of a silver birch against a blue sky

"There are few more stunning sights than the golden yellow leaves of silver birch against a clear, blue sky," writes gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.

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. 

Gardening / Taking bold steps to look good

Hard landscaping provides as much ambience to the garden as plants, says gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT.  

Grip of glorious autumn

AUTUMN, glorious autumn. After a miserable summer this is shaping to be a perfect autumn. I always prefer autumn to spring; certainly, the weather is...

Gardening / Coming up roses

Rose planting time is now in earnest and garden centres are overflowing with new varieties plus the old tried and tested favourites

Gardening / Call of the summer gardens

NOT everyone heading to the coast in summer is a beach lover, but looks forward to other forms of relaxation. One alternative is the...

Gardening / A bloomin’ good idea

I'M just back from England where I saw the amazing floral displays of the month-long “Britain in Bloom” competition. Three thousand towns, villages and...

Gardening / Walk this way – with a purpose

I’M often asked where I get ideas for my column. Well may you ask, having now produced more than 1600 of them since February,1986,...

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.

Where the roses ramble and climb

An informal cottage garden with well-established rambling and climbing roses set among shrubs and mature trees will open this weekend (November 7-8) as part of Open Gardens Canberra's spring season.

Correa rings out its bells

Ring out the bells, winter is upon us! You must be joking? My reply is: “Would you rather a frost overnight, usually gone by mid-morning followed...

Sharing the fun gardens can give busy children

IT’S holiday time and I have some suggestions for children to have fun with nature. If you’re heading for the coast, why not take a...





Former Royal Military chief of staff will head SES

Former chief of staff for the Royal Military College of Australia, Anthony Draheim, has been appointed the new chief officer of the ACT State Emergency Service. 

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin


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