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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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Autumn garden care

Plan and plant your cool season vegie patch

Autumn is the best time of year for sowing and growing brassicas such as cabbage and cauliflower, because Cabbage White Butterfly is not as active in cooler months. Choose your climate zone to find out what to in your garden this month: Cool Zone, Warm Zone, Hot Zone, Subtropical Zone or Tropical Zone.

Time to grow a green manure crop

Improve the soil by growing your own green manure now. Green manure is easy to grow and creates a healthy soil capable of producing abundant crops.  Download how to grow green manure

Caring for perennials

Summer flowering perennials should be cut back in autumn after flowering. This is also the best time to plant new perennials ready for your summer garden display. Our ‘This plant goes with that’ advice will help you to choose the best combination for your garden.  Read about how to create art by planting summer perennial combinations. 

Diggers Autumn Flower Garden 2018 Magazine

In this issue:

♦ Clive chooses not to have a commonplace garden and explains our "This goes with that" flower combinations.

♦ We bring you the secrets to successful gardening.

And there's our extensive program of autumn events and workshops, plus garlic, sweet peas, bananas, Diggers Speedings and the best flowering perennials for spring and summer gardens.

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Take the guesswork out of creative planting

Our 'This Goes With That' planting combinations make it easy for you to create your own perennial flower border. Our gardeners have done the hardwork for you through a series of successful plant combination trials at Heronswood and the Garden of St Erth.

Creative planting in three simple steps

♦ Match flowering times and avoid planting spring and summer flowering plants together.

♦ Combine plants with similar attributes e.g. drought tolerance and shade needs - pick the right plants for the right place.

♦ Separate colour palettes into 'hot' reds, yellows and oranges, from 'cool' colours such as pastel blues, pinks, greys and cream to create pleasing artistic pictures. Read more.

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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.

Melbourne International Flower Show - March 21st - 25th

Visit us at the show! Meet the Diggers team and special guests as you stroll through our ten knock-out garden displays. Join us in our marquee to learn about growing in small spaces, espaliering trees, seed saving and more!

View the Diggers Marquee program.

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Members News and Events

Festival Fever - Celebrating 40 Years

From magnificent heirloom harvests to beautiful blooms, come celebrate 40 years of the The Diggers Club.

St Erth Apple Festival - April 7th and 8th

Meet the Pommes for this annual celebration of the apple! Register for a ticketed apple masterclass, heirloom taste test, min-workshops and more! Learn more.

Adelaide Heirloom Weekend - April 7th and 8th

The Heirloom Weekend returns to the Adelaide Botanic Garden for the 3rd year, and this year brings an extra special reason to celebrate as it’s The Diggers Club's 40th anniversary!

Come along with friends and the whole family to enjoy inspiring free gardening and cooking workshops, guided botanic garden and museum tours and to celebrate all things heirloom. Buy tickets to special masterclasses with well known garden experts Costa and Sophie Thompson. 

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Workshops & Masterclasses

Take your gardening skills to the next level with a Workshop or Masterclass. Learn tried and true gardening techniques from masters in the field. Browse workshops and masterclasses.

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