Inside the April 2016 issue of Gardening Australia Magazine

Inside the April 2016 issue of Gardening Australia Magazine

Gardening Australia April 2016 Issue

The right moves
If you have evergreen trees or shrubs in the wrong spot, now is your chance to transplant them. Here are the dos and dont’s of moving that root ball with minimum stress for you and the tree!

Sow a mini meadow
Angus Stewart loves a native wildflower meadow, and shows how to create a small taste of one in your home garden, no matter how tight the space.

The big chill
There are frosts and there are frosts. Tim Entwisle explains how different levels of frost affect plants, and provides a handy list of plants that are genuinely able to take a black frost or two.

A hedge without holes
Do you have a tired old hedge that needs rejuvenating? Learn the horticultural technique of hedgelaying, in which the trunk and stems are bent and trained to close those gaps.

Eggs in excess
Chris Murphy, manager of INXS, has turned his talent for managing free-range rock stars to managing free-range chooks. He talks about his return to the land, and his love for roses and citrus. We also include some recipes and Easter activities for when you have ‘eggs in excess’.

Grow food, and lots of it
It’s time to get your winter vegies in – crops such as carrots, broccoli and broad beans, that enjoy the still-warm soil. Pop in some garlic for a Christmas harvest, put in seeds or seedlings of coriander – it loves the cool – and set up a mushroom farm wherever you have space.

Heirloom apples
It happened overnight for Justin Russell: a compulsion to grow apples. He has dozens of old varieties, some espaliered and others freestanding, and shares his growing advice for these staple fruits, which can be grown successfully in all zones but the tropics.

Also in this issue

  • What kind of garden has top garden photographer, Simon Griffiths, created for himself?
  • Jackie French celebrates the lip-smacking goodness of finger limes and other native citrus.
  • Petite and purpley, with pretty spring blossom, forest pansy may be the perfect backyard tree.
  • A vet’s advice on how children can approach dogs safely.

On Sale March 14

For interviews with horticultural editor, Phil Dudman, call 0410 625 622. For images or more information, call (02) 9901 6325 or (02) 9901 6301.


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