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Join the Diggers Club and get your garden growing

We believe that everyone can have a garden that is not only productive, but beautiful as well. For over 35 years we have worked to find the best plants for Australian gardens. As a Diggers Club member, you'll be given all the help you need to succeed in the garden. 

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Special 2 year membership offer - Free Spring Vegie Seed Pack When You Join!

Join The Diggers Club today for two years and you'll receive 4 free packets ofsome of our best heirloom vegetable seeds to get your garden growing; Beetroot Globe, Cucumber Double Yield, Tomato Tigerella and Zucchini Black Beauty. You'll also receive our 'Welcome to the Club' gift pack of 2 free packets of seeds, the current Diggers magazine as well as a copy of the Seed Annual; a complete list of our heirloom vegetable seeds and cottage flowers.

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Caring for your summer garden

Plan and plant your own lush summer garden

Gardens can look dry and tired during the hot dry months, which is a shame because this is the time when you want to enjoy your garden the most! Here’s a simple planting plan to help you plan and plant your own lush summer garden, just like the dry garden at Heronswood.
Download our lush summer planting plan. 

Are you watering properly?

Watering is critical to the garden throughout summer, but are you using your water wisely? There’s more to watering than throwing the hose around. Download ‘The secrets to watering success’

Summer fruit tree pruning – stone fruits

It is a common misconception that fruit trees should all be pruned once a year. Winter pruning is ideal for structural changes, but it does increase the vigour of the tree (which means they grow a lot in the spring). Summer pruning helps to contain growth, keeping your harvest low and easily accessible. Watch our summer fruit tree pruning video

Diggers Summer Garden 2018 Magazine

In this issue:

♦ Clive talks about teaching your children well and celebrating 40 years at Diggers.

♦ Bill Bampton brings you the best succulents for a lush, green garden.

♦ Georgina Reid visits siome striking Sydney gardens.

Plus Clive introduces us to two bulb-masters in Frank Broersen and Will Ashburner, Dear Diggers is back, and we bring you the best drought-tolerant perennials, ground covers, bulbs, trees and garlic for this time of year.

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Tough, beautiful bulbs to plant now!

For Autumn returns, it pays to plant drought hardy bulbs now

Most autumn flowering bulbs hide underground during the hot summer and show themselves only when the real heat subsides, making them seriously drought hardy.

The easiest of all bulbs to grow, throw them into your garden and you'll enjoy spectacular Autumn blooms for years to come. Browse our range of drought hardy bulbs.

For bulbs that bloom in early summer

Discover our extended range of bulbs which includes the classic heirloom White Settlers Iris.

Diggers Garden and Environment Trust

Clive and Penny Blazey, founders of the Diggers Club, gifted ownership of their highly successful garden company along with family-owned properties Heronswood and St Erth to the Diggers Garden and Environment Trust in 2011.

“We established the Diggers Garden and Environment Trust to ensure that the work we’ve done over more than 30 years in preserving historic gardens and houses as well as the best garden traditions through education will continue forever,” said Clive.

The Trust strives to conserve historic gardens, buildings and cultural heritage and to protect heirloom seeds.

Members News and Events

St Erth Summer Twilight Evening

Sunday 21st  January 2018, 5.00pm

Join us on the deck for twilight drinks and nibbles this Sunday. Learn more

Position Available: Head Gardener at Heronswood

A horticulturally qualified and advanced gardener is required to manage the iconic Heronswood Garden.

•Required to manage, motivate and train 4-5 garden staff plus manage financial budgets.

• Extensive experience in growing summer perennials, subtropical fruits and vegetables and a kitchen garden supply.

• Skills in machinery, irrigation, organic soil improvement and plant nutrition.

• Required to create designs for off-site plantings, provide gardening advice to our members and give workshops.

• A plants person, educator and manager with at least 15 years gardening experience.

Please contact Elizabeth on (03) 5984 7933 or elizabethk@diggers.com.au

Summer Garden Out Now

In this issue:

♦ Clive talks about teaching your children well and celebrating 40 years at Diggers.

♦ Bill Bampton brings you the best succulents for a lush, green garden.

♦ Georgina Reid visits some striking Sydney gardens.

Plus Clive introduces us to two bulb-masters in Frank Broersen and Will Ashburner, Dear Diggers is back, and we bring you the best drought-tolerant perennials, ground covers, bulbs, trees and garlic for this time of year.

Gallery now open!

Gallery Heronswood, a space that brings together art and nature to explain pollination and the history of heirlooms, is now open. Come and see the story of pollination captured in a spectacular sculpture by Kate Rohde, the magnificent heirloom replicas by Karen Lloyd-Jones and the Huxley's entertaining video about the sex life of plants.

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