Australia’s number one monthly gardening resource, ABC Gardening Australia magazine is packed with step-by-step advice and stunning design ideas from its popular team of experts. Whether you are a novice gardener or have a green thumb and years of experience, you’ll find the advice you need.
STAY IN TOUCH
PLANTS • A selection of new releases for garden lovers nationwide
top OF THE pops • We asked you to nominate your favourite plants, and here they are: the 10 most loved, with your personal growing tips and answers to your questions
the way we were • From DIY potting mix to purple fences, JANE EDMANSON has witnessed the evolution of Australian gardening over the past 30 years. But some things never change – thank goodness!
A LASTING LEGACY • Former editor JENNIFER STACKHOUSE reflects on her ties with the magazine, and the evolution of gardening journalism
TIME TRAVELLING • Horticulturist, writer and seasoned tour leader JUDY HORTON reflects on the rise of domestic and overseas garden tourism
gardens of the FUTURE • Lots of pots and flowering perennials, carefully selected trees, herbs and heaps of succulents… They’re a few of the elements we can see taking centre stage in our gardens 30 years from now
common GROUND • From his family’s olive groves on Crete to his Bondi street garden, COSTA GEORGIADIS has discovered that a community flourishes from the ground up
COSTA’S CLASSIC OMELETTE
GRAND designs • She’s a gardener who dreams big, and it helps to have a welder hubby who can make those dreams come true. SOPHIE THOMSON shares the back story of some of the whimsical structures in her Adelaide Hills garden
MAKE A HORSESHOE STAKE TOPPER
back TO nature • The best gardens don’t just look beautiful, they foster biodiversity, says CLARENCE SLOCKEE. Here, he chats about how he brings a modern, naturalistic bush aesthetic to urban public spaces
Diy dreaming • With her flair for fossicking, MILLIE ROSS has scored all sorts of useful treasures for her gardening projects over the years, and forged plenty of new skills along the way. Now, she’s relishing getting creative in her new garden
NO place LIKE HOME • A long-held dream comes true for TINO CARNEVALE as he and his family set to work farming their own bit of land
Food all year • He’s been gardening sustainably on a suburban Brisbane block for more than 18 years, trying out a huge range of food plants. JERRY COLEBY-WILLIAMS shares which 10 crops have emerged as absolute winners for growing in the subtropics
grow your own TOILET PAPER!
urban GREENING • While he’s happiest keeping the produce pumping in his home garden, JOSH BYRNE thrives on applying his passion to rejuvenating public spaces and designing clever solutions for a new kind of suburban living
where the heart is
gardening for CHANGE • In the first instalment of this new series, HANNAH MOLONEY reveals the influences that have led her down the permaculture path to the place she and her family now call home
to love honour & protect • One way to keep an area of land and its resident plants and animals safe in perpetuity is through a Conservation Agreement. JACKIE FRENCH writes about her deep affinity with a certain valley wilderness, and how she came to be its loving custodian
IN THE PATCH
meet the grower PHIL DUDMAN • You see him hamming it up in the Patch pages all the time, and this month, the magazine’s horticultural editor shows us round his brimming vegie garden, reflecting on a career in horticulture, and his obsession with no-dig food growing
PLANT IT NOW • With a little guidance, cucumbers can...