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How to create autumn splendour in your garden no matter its size

How to create autumn splendour in your garden no matter its size

From potted trees to climbers, vivid foliage can flare in the tightest of spaces - you just have to be selective.

  • by Megan Backhouse

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One of Australia’s oldest native gardens can be found in suburbia

One of Australia’s oldest native gardens can be found in suburbia

A century-old park in suburban Melbourne now has the word botanic in its title and a florilegium to its name.

  • by Megan Backhouse
‘Six times I have lamented my choice’: even top gardeners get it wrong

‘Six times I have lamented my choice’: even top gardeners get it wrong

Dan Hinkley has more than 20 years of experience as a gardener, but admits he is on the eighth attempt of searching for the perfect plant to grow outside his kitchen

  • by Robin Powell
Plotlines: what’s on this week

Plotlines: what’s on this week

News and events from the world of gardening.

  • by Megan Backhouse
The latest go-to plant tolerates heat, dryness and cold

The latest go-to plant tolerates heat, dryness and cold

Sometimes the very abundance of euphorbias is their upside.

  • by Megan Backhouse
One of Australia’s most stunning private gardens is up for sale

One of Australia’s most stunning private gardens is up for sale

Most of us will never get to see the very best private gardens; only a handful of owners allow visitors. Musk Farm, just outside Daylesford in Victoria, is one such treasure.

  • by Robin Powell
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When life doesn’t hand you lemons, you may need to water the tree
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When life doesn’t hand you lemons, you may need to water the tree

I believe there’s a secret chemical compound the general public don’t know about that makes everything look good - until you get it home.

  • by Danny Katz
‘A moment in nature’: gardening trends that will define the future

‘A moment in nature’: gardening trends that will define the future

It’s all about ‘care’ over ‘maintenance’, being more adventurous with how we layer plants, less moralistic in plant selection and the effects of rising temperatures.

  • by Megan Backhouse
Giant shrimps: hard to get but a triumph in Sydney gardens

Giant shrimps: hard to get but a triumph in Sydney gardens

Shrimp plants grow to glorious giants so why aren’t they for sale in nurseries, asks Robin Powell.

  • by Robin Powell
Hear us out: doing less in your garden can actually yield more

Hear us out: doing less in your garden can actually yield more

Putting fewer resources into your garden doesn’t have to come at the expense of beauty.

  • by Megan Backhouse
Grape dividing range: telling one vine from another

Grape dividing range: telling one vine from another

Ampelographers know how to identify varieties by the shape, size and colour of their leaves, shoots, bunches, growth habit and so on.

  • by Huon Hooke