EVER fancied keeping chooks in the backyard? Alison Paterson shares her story about the awesome girls Feather Riot, who lived in Cluckingham Palace.
FROM composting more to learning how to propagate, our gardening writer lists the 10 things she wants to achieve in her backyard over the next 12 months.
AS we move increasingly towards chemical-free produce, seasonally enjoyed, you will be well ahead of the trend if you start growing your own food plants now.
IT'S THE development that has divided a town, made enemies of friends, and set tongues wagging.
ROMANTIC that I am, I adore gardenias. And, right now, there's been a lovely bloom of these bushes across the area which is typical of the plant.
WE thought it was about time we busted some green fallacies. So we asked our gardening expert, Leon Coventry, for some advice.
EVERY gardener knows that one of the most precious resources for a healthy vegetable or flower patch is water.
RIGHT now my lawn is full of bindis. I've used the garden spade to remove many, but I refuse to spray with poisons for health reasons.
ONCE it was a cow paddock. Today it is a meandering collection of conifers, native woodland, variegated plants, palms, succulents and other delights.
I am an editor with a broad range of interests including well-being, the environment, politics, lifestyle issues, social trends, sex and relationships and community. I am also a qualified counsellor and permaculturist, a dog lover and a yogi. I have written two books, Sex, Optimism and Surviving the 21st Century (Harper Collins) and Slow Sydney (Affirm Press). I love new ideas and people who think outside the box . I enjoy working in a close-knit community.