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What to do and when to do it around Canberra’s gardens and homes

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.

Daisy, daisy; come into the garden, do

OPEN GARDEN WORDS: Kathryn Vukovljak PHOTOS: Brent McDonald

Peonies, coming ready or not!

Peonies, pots, lawns and mulch catch the eye of gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT this week.

Orchid Society Spring Show coming to town

THE Orchid Society of Canberra’s annual spring show is on at the Wesley Centre, 20 National Circuit Forrest on September 26 and 27. ...

Open garden / Garden program opens to natives and colour

  Photos by ANDREW FINCH   WITH a wide, private front garden thanks to an awkward, fan-shaped block, Carolan Marstin’s garden welcomes visitors with a Buddha and...

Gardening / Perennial promise of colour

NOW'S the time to get serious about planting perennials, which reward gardeners with colour in the garden for years to come. Plus there's the...

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 / Winter’s the time for flowers!

WHO ever said winter was dull? It's a time for flowers! Just look at the three “P’s” – primula, polyanthus and pansies, plus violas...

Spring bursts into blossom

BLOSSOMS, blossoms everywhere as we go into the real start of spring in Canberra – October. The blossoms contrast with every shade of green of...

Gardening / Clues to a woo-hoo new garden

IN establishing a new garden, the "grow" of plants is often underestimated and, like trees, shrubs and perennial plants need plenty of space. Ground preparation is vital,...

Greens promise to look after renters

ACT Greens housing spokesperson Veronica Wensing says the ACT Greens are putting renters on the agenda this election, with initiatives that enable investors to...

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 / The rosy world of apples

THE humble apple has been grown, it seems, since the time Eve gave Adam that apple, from a tree of knowledge of good and...

Fyshwick Bunnings putting on Easter fun for the kids

BUNNINGS Fyshwick store is offering free kids DIY workshops throughout the Easter holidays. Bunnings Warehouse Fyshwick Complex Manager, Victor Furlan, said the free School Holiday...

Gardening / Planting secrets for success

AUTUMN is the main planting time of the year for most plants; as one well-known garden writer said: “Summer planting is as inappropriate as...

Gardening / Time to prune those climbers

MANY climbing plants will possibly be getting completely out of hand at this time. How do you deal with them and when is the best...

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 / The priority is to get planting

AS the second month of a very mild winter begins, there is so much to do in the garden, but where to start? I think...

Plants find a way from the cloud

BUYING plants online takes a lot of trust, says horticulturists Luke and Sally Veikkanen, but their new online nursery The Plant Web is already...

Gorgeous garden in Gundaroo

BOWYLIE Station’s, a property of significance in the Yass region since the early 1800s, is rarely open to the public. Open Gardens Australia will be...

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