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.
ON THE SHELF PLANTS • A selection of new releases for garden lovers nationwide
ON THE SHELF BOOKS
spring FLING • With spring in the air, the flowers are blooming and your local nursery is beckoning! Here, JENNIFER STACKHOUSE offers a taste of what’s in store to add some seasonal magic to your garden, with tips on how to keep it powering and flowering
rex appeal • As more indoor plant lovers seek out interesting gems, it’s no surprise that magnificent rex begonias are stepping into the spotlight, writes STEVE FALCIONI
quiet achiever • Attractive as a tree, shrub or hedging plant, Chilean myrtle is an adaptable asset in the garden, writes HELEN YOUNG
born to be re-wilded • Working alongside conservation volunteers, a Sydney garden designer is reaping the rewards of regenerative gardening: connecting with the land and creating a nurturing environment for wildlife and humans alike, writes COSTA GEORGIADIS
urban jungle • These avid indoor plant collectors have transformed their entire home into a dedicated plant growing and breeding facility. And this is just the beginning...
make a garden from scratch PART 6: GROW AND ADAPT YOUR GARDEN • Your new garden is planted, so what’s next? Well, there’s the regular maintenance to attend to, but keep in mind that your garden may need tweaking along the way, writes SOPHIE THOMSON
CUTTING edge • Keen to start propagating Australian natives? You’ll feel emboldened to give it a go with these expert tips and tricks, writes AB BISHOP
the PLOT THICKENS • As a cook’s friend and a source of nostalgia, arrowroot holds a special place in the heart, writes JACKIE FRENCH
TRY this! • Making a cheap, efficient, pest-resistant feeder for your chooks is a breeze. And you may have all the components you need in your garden shed already, writes HANNAH MOLONEY
PATCH GROW • Sweet and synonymous with summer, melons taste even sweeter when home-grown, says PHIL DUDMAN
why aren’t my FRUIT TREES FLOWERING?
seeing RED • Timing, training, watering and pest control are crucial for growing a good crop of tomatoes, writes PHIL DUDMAN
RICH rewards • Compost is the key to creating good soil, so let’s ramp up production, writes PHIL DUDMAN
SEPTEMBER a month in the GARDEN • More than 50 seasonal jobs to do
CROSSWORD take a break! • Put the kettle on – it’s time to relax! Solve our puzzle to be in the running to win a Fiskars garden tool pack
ABC YOURS FOR GARDENING
the big picture • It’s tempting to fill the house with fresh flowers from the garden, but even more satisfying to enjoy them where they grow, writes MICHAEL McCOY