Want your lawn to look lush and green this summer? British trained garden designer Hester McDonald has been talking to Chris Mills about some of the jobs to tackle now to get your lawn in tip-top condition.
As summer approaches pond fish are at their most active. Being cold blooded they are busy feeding as they prepare for the next winter. The difficulty for pond keepers is ensuring there is enough oxygen in the water as aquatic consultant Bernice Brewster told Ken Crowther.
The weather has been extreme across Australia with floods, storms, power outages and bush fires. Where John Mason lives on the Gold coast in Queensland the wet summer has meant his cucumber and squash have been growing better than ever. However, slugs and snails have caused more damage than in the past.
During the cold winter months in the UK gardeners are just keeping their gardens ticking over, but in Australia it’s a different matter as they are enjoying summer sunshine. Judy Horton has some tips for creating colour in the summer garden.