Diggers Winter Garden 2017 Magazine

In this issue:

♦ Clive Blazey explains why trees are the most important element in any garden, particularly in small spaces.

♦ We look at the best fire-retardant trees and why mycorrhizal fungi is so beneficial to tree growth.

♦ Peter Marshall gives his forthright view on the National Arboretum in Canberra.

Plus we visit the Dapto community farm, we discover Pine Trees from the time of Gondwana, and we bring you the best range of treesrosesnutsgrapesavocados and potatoes.

Related Articles

Cook’s ‘Gondwana’ Pine

Clive Blazey explains why it thrives in gardens of all sizes and in all mainland capital cities

Growing the world’s most expensive pine tree

Preserving a fossil, or setting gardeners up for failure?

Mountain Range farm and Dapto community farm

Lance Carr feeds refugees — body and soul

My best friends are trees

Clive Blazey tells how prodigious tree growth is dependent on fungal mycorrhizae in the soil

The Bunya Pine: a tale as old as time

Marcelle Swanson shares her personal experience of growing up with a Bunya Pine

The National Arboretum of Doom

Peter Marshall, forester, truffle grower and expert on mycorrhizae gives his forthright view

Trees for small backyards

Clive Blazey explains why trees are the most important element in any garden, particularly in small spaces

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