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.
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ON THE SHELF PLANTS • A selection of new releases for garden lovers nationwide
ON THE SHELF BOOKS
getting started with ORCHIDS • Sooner or later, most gardeners fall under the spell of orchids, and there are myriad species, shapes and colours to enjoy, writes STEVE FALCIONI
DO THE twist • This winter-loving wonder with the fabulous name thrives in cold weather. Just make sure it has enough room to show off, writes JUDY HORTON
PEP talk • Cute and colourful, peperomias are perfect for brightening your indoor space, writes TAMMY HUYNH
IS IT A GONER?
PROPAGATE A PEPEROMIA
WINTER wow • Offering dramatic floral impact through winter and spring, this versatile climber grows up, down and sideways, writes AB BISHOP
POPULAR CLIMBING VARIETIES
Perfick in every way • A mountain property with waterfront views? For one couple, this chance discovery proved to be the best of both worlds
make a garden from scratch PART 5: GET PLANTING • It’s time! You’ve chosen and purchased your precious plants, and those garden beds are beckoning. SOPHIE THOMSON guides you through the planting process to make sure you set your plants up for success
oops- WRONG SPOT!
life IN THE canopy • What goes on up there, among the branches, where half of all the world’s plant and animal species hang out? LEONARD CRONIN looks at the unique ecosystems and comings and goings of creatures in the treetops
GREEN TREE SNAKE
The garden EDIT • When your garden becomes cluttered and overgrown, it’s time to grab the spade, secateurs or even a chainsaw and take control, writes JENNIFER STACKHOUSE
six smart GARDEN EDITS • If your established garden needs a rethink, any of these edits could give it a new lease of life.
TRY this! • Most of us view dandelion as a weed, but HANNAH MOLONEY likes to put it to good use, grinding the root to make a delicious hot cuppa
MAKE DANDELION COFFEE
DON’T STOP ’til you get enough • There’s nothing wrong with garden obsessions, writes JACKIE FRENCH, be they apples, dahlias or garden gnomes
get your SPRING VEGIES going • August is action time in the patch, and there’s plenty to do if you want to make the most of the coming spring. PHIL DUDMAN shares a rundown of the most important tasks
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PROTEIN from the PATCH • We all need protein in our diet, and some of the healthiest sources could be coming from your patch, all year round, writes PHIL DUDMAN
AUGUST A MONTH IN THE GARDEN • More than 50 jobs to do in your action planner
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the big picture • Let’s be realistic about when bulbs actually flower in Australia, and embrace the winter wonder. It’s time for a bulb rebrand, says MICHAEL McCOY