Diggers Books

Diggers has published its own books for more than 20 years, and the information and plant selections they contain are based on decades of experience and garden trials.  There's something for every ornamental, edible and heirloom gardener here!

The Australian Fruit and Vegetable Garden

With over 50,000 copies sold,The Australian Fruit and Vegetable Garden is the complete backyard guide to growing your own food at home. 

There are detailed growing descriptions to suit conditions Australia wide of common, and not so common, backyard fruit trees and over 240 vegetable and herbs. 

The book also includes practical guides on composting, pruning, mulching and even how to start your own mini-plot in the backyard. 

An ideal book for gardeners who need some guidance on how to get started, but also with enough detail to satisfy the greenest of thumbs. 

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There is no excuse for ugliness

No Excuse For Ugliness is the most comprehensive guide for creating a beautiful flower garden using tried and trusted plants that not only survive extremes of heat and cold but flower for months on end.

We'll show you how easy it is to create planting combinations that reflect the best gardens in Australia, and overseas. Learn how to use colour, form and structure to transform your garden and fall in love with flowers all over again.

There is also a Plant Selector with growing descriptions on hundreds of the most garden worthy perennials, shrubs, trees, roses, bulbs and ornamental edible plants to help you get started.

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The Australian Vegetable Garden

This Australian classic, first published in 1999, The Australian Vegetable Garden has been fully revised and updated and still remains the 'go to' guide for vegetable gardeners around the country. 

With a focus on heirloom vegetables and in-depth cultivation notes on how to grow them, you'll discover it's simple to grow vegies at home that are packed with flavour.

Includes how to set up your first vegie patch, tips for harvesting vegies year round and a detailed chapter on seed saving for those who wish to take their gardening to the next level. 

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Seed Sowing Guide (Cool Zone)

Never forget what to sow each month with our handy Seed Sowing Guide. Includes sowing times for Australia's cool climate zones plus days to harvest and more. Ideal for popping up on the kitchen wall or in the shed. A2 poster, shipped in a roll, so no creases!  Check your climate zone on our Growing Weeks map.

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Seed Sowing Guide (Warm Zone)

Never forget what to sow each month with our handy Seed Sowing Guide. Includes sowing times for Australia's warm climate zones plus days to harvest and more. Ideal for popping up on the kitchen wall or in the shed. A2 poster, shipped in a roll, so no creases!  Check your climate zone on our Growing Weeks map.

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Seed Sowing Guide (Hot Zone)

Never forget what to sow each month with our handy Seed Sowing Guide. Includes sowing times for Australia's hot climate zones plus days to harvest and more. Ideal for popping up on the kitchen wall or in the shed. A2 poster, shipped in a roll, so no creases!  Check your climate zone on our Growing Weeks map.

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Heronswood garden in pictures

Come on a journey through the historic gardens of Heronswood, home of The Diggers Club. Heronswood Garden in Pictures features highlights of the gardens throughout the seasons, a potted history of the gardens and the story behind the garden design. With stunning photography by award winning garden photographer, Claire Takacs, this is the perfect keepsake. 

The Garden of St Erth in pictures

Discover the beauty of The Garden of St Erth; a hidden treasure of the Goldrush days. The Garden of St Erth in Pictures features highlights of the gardens throughout the seasons, a potted history of the gardens and the story behind the garden design. With stunning photography by award winning garden photographer, Claire Takacs, this is the perfect keepsake.

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