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Gardening Australia Nov-18

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.

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Keven and Amanda pot up some plants Brenton working in his perennial garden. Denise and Athol on one of their love seats; John with a bottlebrush Troy relaxes with a coffee Meet Keven & Amanda, John, Brenton, Denise & Athol, and Troy. They’re our ‘secret seven’ – the finalists in this year’s Gardener of the Year competition, all of them obsessed with gardening, and vying for your vote. They wowed us with their stories and beautiful gardens, and now it’s up to you to decide which of them should win the fabulous overseas trip and the title of Gardener of the Year. Turn to page 30 for our coverage, including instructions on how to vote. You can also catch the finalists in action on Gardening Australia on ABC TV…

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stay in touch

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happy 200th birthday

HRH Prince Edward at the official bicentennial launch. an aerial view of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens the rose arbor new Lily Pond decks The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens has turned 200 and is celebrating its bicentenary with fun and festivities throughout the year. The highlight so far has been the official launch on April 10 by HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, the first member of the Royal Family to visit the Gardens since the ‘Royal’ prefix was bestowed by Her Majesty The Queen in 1967.The team at the Gardens has worked hard to prepare for this milestone. The living collections are flourishing, and the visitor facilities have been spruced up, including the new visitor hub at the main gate. This hub provides visitors with the opportunity to…

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If the prospect of moving heavy pots has put you off using lush feature plants in your house or garden, the Wagner Maxigrip 38cm Pot Trolley might make you think again. Fitted with four high-quality, heavy-duty swivel castors, it can move pots weighing up to 200kg. It also has a non-slip grip surface and a handle that allows it to be hung up when not in use. wagner-system.com.au The Gardena AquaRoll M Hose Trolley has been designed to make watering as efficient as possible. Sturdy and strong, the trolley has a smooth winding mechanism that makes it easy to keep the hose neat and free of kinks. It also features an angled hose connection, which stops the hose bending and ensures maximum water flow, as well as an…

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Loved by artists, gardeners and florists for their spectacular flowers, dahlias are planted as tubers in spring and summer, and bloom through summer and autumn. The flowers come in a vast selection of colours and flower forms, and range from small, delicate single flowers up to dinner-plate sized extravaganzas. One of their best attributes is that plants bloom longer when the flowers are picked.New varieties include Dahlia ‘Christie Starlet’ (top right), which has a star-like single flower in rich pink with pleating on each petal, giving the illusion of a second colour, and D. ‘Hot Shot’ (bottom left), a brilliant scarlet ball-form dahlia that looks like a 5–7cm pompom. For those gardeners who like a dramatic show, the cactus dahlia called ‘Mrs Rees’ has spiky 12cm-wide blooms in a…

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THE VILLAGE Matt & Lentil Purbrick Pan Macmillan This sumptuously illustrated book addresses growing, preparing and sharing delicious and nourishing food within our ‘village’ – whether that be family, friends or both. In three parts, the Australian authors outline the life-affirming importance of being part of a close and nurturing community, give helpful advice on growing and harvesting a natural food garden, and provide a variety of moderately easy to prepare, delectable and nutritious recipes from fresh, healthy produce and ingredients. GARDENS ON THE EDGE Christine Reid Murdoch Books Linger over this compilation of spectacular photographs and interesting stories about 18 Australian gardens, each situated close to the edge of a natural environment such as rainforest, desert, bush, river, mountain range, volcanic crater lake,…