Colour through the colder months

AS winter approaches, readers have asked gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT for suggestions on hardy shrubs that provide colour through the colder months.

Unmasking Mr Laughlin’s link to Mr Lawrence

In some whimsical research, STEPHEN HOLT unmasks his gruff, old headmaster as a cousin of a man who got to look after the great writer  DH Lawrence (and his beard) in Thirroul

A wander through flowers and trailing vines

A Queanbeyan homestead with a rich history and a pretty cottage garden, Langdene offers visitors a delightful wander through flowers and trailing vines at its upcoming open day. KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK has the details...

Breakfast in the Public domain

"Hats off to Public for tantalising tastebuds at breakfast. One expects the usual suspects to be on the menu, but it’s great to order something refreshingly different," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Strike me lucky, it’s almost wine week

Canberra wine week starts on April 5, but last night wine columnist RICHARD CALVER was lucky enough to join an exclusive dinner to get things started.

Plant that keeps on keeping on

The problem with cut flowers is they don't last long, but among the odd exception is a remarkable Australian plant known the world over as the straw flower or everlasting daisy, writes CEDRIC BRYANT.

New menu doesn’t disappoint, pity about the service

"It took more than 30 minutes for starters to start arriving. We went inside to enquire but were just told it wouldn’t be long (it already was)." Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON endures a slow start to what turned out to be a good meal.

Cindy takes her cue to blackball glory

When Cindy Blackmore went to the Australian Blackball National Championships in Melbourne last month she had no idea she’d come home the first Canberran to win an Australian National singles title in any form of cue sports. DANIELLE NOHRA reports...

It’s time to be planting evergreens

“AUTUMN time is planting time”, as the saying goes, and time for putting in evergreen trees and shrubs., says gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.

Waiting brings a dent to Ego

"Alter Ego’s menu has great variety and we had no trouble choosing refreshingly different dishes. I think the kitchen team is on to something," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Sarah’s sweet riesling has an acid bite

Sarah Collingwood, the CEO of Four Winds, says their riesling was designed to be food friendly. “Yes, we went for a light, citrusy, refreshing flavour, a little sweet but with a bit of an acid bite," she tells wine columnist RICHARD CALVER

The flower power of good pruning

WHEN I featured Crepe myrtles recently some readers have reported plants that have been in for several years were not flowering well. Crepe myrtles...

Sharing a neighbourly love of vegetables

ANNE Norris’ love of veggies is clear to see, with wicking beds taking over the lawn area in her pretty Spica Street, Giralang, garden that’s a delight of florals and foliage, writes KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK

Gardening / Stressed trees start shedding leaves

WITH summer's heat and minimal rainfall our trees are suffering. As the water table continues to fall, trees are already starting to shed their...

Coins celebrate 60 years of ‘Mr Squiggle’

THE Royal Australian Mint is commemorating 60 years of "Mr Squiggle" with the release of limited edition coins in Woolworths supermarkets from today (February...

ANU unveils its new ‘meeting place’

“YOU ain’t see nothin’ yet,” ANU Chancellor Gareth Evans proclaimed this morning (February 11) at the official unveiling of the new $260 million "Kambri"...

Gallery puts ACT flag under the spotlight

“THERE’S a lot more going on behind-the-scenes that you would imagine,” social history curator at the Canberra Museum and Gallery, Sharon Bulkeley, told “CityNews”...

Healthy Eating / Resolve to change your food environment

IN Australia we live in an "obesogenic society". The structure of our food systems and lifestyles make it very easy to gain weight and...

Yesterdays / Goodbye war, hello plague… the hell of Spanish Flu

Goodbye war, hello plague… "Yesterdays" columnist NICHOLE OVERALL recalls the hell of Spanish Flu.

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