Inside the March 2016 issue of Gardening Australia Magazine

Inside the March 2016 issue of Gardening Australia Magazine

Gardening Australia March 2016 Issue

Bees in the ’burbs
Ally Jackson has long dreamed of keeping bees in her small inner-city garden, and sets off on a weekend workshop to learn the ropes. Her story explores the options for the urban beekeeper, and outlines some amazing facts about these creatures we can’t live without.

It’s bulb time!
Grab those catalogues – it’s time to pore over the selection on offer from nurseries and online suppliers, and plan out your spring bulb display. Jennifer Stackhouse suggests a multitude of ways to use bulbs through the garden, and has some ideas for growing rare bulbs, too.

Plant of the month: buddleja
If you want more birds and butterflies in your garden, not to mention gorgeous, fragrant flowers, you need to grow a buddleja or three! Sophie Thomson loves these plants and has great success, even in her harsh climate. This is her care guide, with a list of favourite varieties.

Step right up
As well as being functional, a great set of steps can really tie different parts of a garden together, and enhance the overall look. Arno King steps us through the things we need to consider at the design phase, such as position, height and width, safety considerations and materials. Good soil

Good soil without the toil
These soil prep shortcuts from Phil Dudman, aka The Lazy Sod, are designed to give gardeners the fluffy, friable soil they need, without the broken back. Phil shows us how to get the compost and worm action happening, and outlines a quick fix using tree loppers’ mulch.

Well, hello cauli!
This month, Tino gets his brassicas in the ground on the show, and in the magazine he explains how to get the best out of the aristocrat among them, the cauliflower.

Garden to table
The Royal Mail Hotel in rural Victoria is home to a two-hatted restaurant supplied by a superb on-site food garden. AB Bishop gleans a few growing tips from the garden and kitchen staff.

Other stories

  • What exactly is liquid seaweed, and how does it strengthen plants?
  • Kathy Bafile writes about the science of sand, and the challenges of gardening on it.
  • Michael McCoy profiles the traditional techniques of coppicing and pollarding.
  • Naturalist Martyn Robinson joins the magazine, writing about the little guys in our gardens.

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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Nominations for the 6th annual AACTA Awards were today announced, with numerous ABC Commercial distributed series honoured.

Newly signed contract gives ABC Commercial global distribution rights to The Wiggles’ entire catalogue of music, television and video productions.

A new range of ABC KIDS content will become available to local users of global preschool kid’s service, PlayKids, this August.

BAFTA award winning comedy Toast of London becomes exclusively available to stream on Netflix from Friday, 1st July 2016.