Grow It Yourself

Tempting the greenest of thumbs to the beginner gardeners, we reveal advice on how you can make the most of your garden. Find expert solutions to common problems and tips on all your home grown produce.

Every backyard needs a lemon tree

Very few people would not be able to recognise a lemon tree if they saw one – with its glossy green leaves and bright yellow fruit it would be hard to miss even if it wasn’t such a popular garden inhabitant. Relatively small growing, lemon trees...

Bulb fiction

Autumn is a great time to get out in the garden and it’s also the best time of year to buy and plant bulbs for spring. Hardy yet easy to grow, they are an elegant and inexpensive way to revamp your backyard, but they do need a bit of preparation...

Short and Sweet

Create your own little orchard at home with delightful dwarf trees.

No room for a garden? You might be surprised to know you don’t need a big backyard to grow your own fruit. While regular fruit trees need plenty of space, there are many...

Fruit Tree TLC

So, you’ve got yourself a fruit tree. It doesn’t matter how it got there – an inherited tree in a new property purchase, a hilarious drunken prank after one too many with the horticulture club, a benevolent gift from aliens...

Managing Pests and Diseases

Summer’s here and the pests are having a party at the expense of your vegie patch. There’s a general yellowing, and some strange furry growths… That seems like a fairly typical warm summer period in the garden to me. It can,...

Using Veg to get Ahead

A lighthearted look at how home-grown produce can save you money.

Grow chicken feed (good for guinea pigs too)
Animals such as chickens and guinea pigs love to forage on green scraps, so feed them leftovers or...

How to Grow Your Savings

If you like gardening and you like money, read on ... Just because you want to save money doesn’t make you a miser or a pauper. In fact, saving money in the garden is more about taking a holistic approach, doing the best you can with the...

Coastal Gardening

Living by the ocean may be the great Australian dream, but it brings with it a whole lot of challenges for growing your own produce. There wouldn’t be many people who, at some point in their life, hadn’t dreamt of living a laidback...

Continual Harvesting

Making sure you have a constant supply of fruits and vegies is all about planning. Growing your own food has a host of advantages – but how do you make sure the supply doesn’t run out? A visit to the local grocery store at any time of...

Healing Herbs

Many gardeners are returning to the old traditions such as using Mother Nature’s bounty to cure common ailments. For many gardeners, growing their own produce at home is driven by several things – taste, cost and necessity being some...