Contributed by: Jackie French
It's time to get your hands dirty and get gardening
Jackie French reminds us of the power of gardening to make us feel — literally — grounded again, hands in...
Backyard fruit trees: Growing the old-fashioned way
Old-fashioned fruits may not be obvious choices, but they are almost invariably hardy, productive, money-saving and delicious — as long...
For the love of trees: Ways to help our planet
Did you know that trees can absorb the CO2 and the pollutants from air and soil, and cool the world...
How to grow, harvest and enjoy more beans
Beans truly are a wonder, with the ability to be milked and turned into tofu, miso, or natto and eaten...
How to dig for victory and grow your own food
In World War II citizens were urged to “Dig for Victory”. Today, as Greenland melts and smoke from Russian fires...
Have you ever wanted to plant a tree? Here's how you can get started
Planting a tree is an act of optimism. With it comes hope that a seed or stick will grow, find...
The benefits of growing your own grapevine
The wonderful thing about having your own grapevine is that you will get that dappled shade under your pergola. You...
How to grow your own salad greens and why you should
The salad you ate for lunch today may have used more fossil fuel than you did driving to work all...
Earth-friendly recipes to brush-off garden pests once and for all
WellBeing gardener Jackie French suggests Earth-friendly garden pest-control methods.
Herbal help: herbs that make the world turn bright
Jackie French brightens up your garden with some delightful herbs.
The heart of a garden
Jackie French discusses why every garden needs a heart.
How to grow the perfect plum crop
Discover how to grow the perfect plum crop with WellBeing gardener Jackie French.
How to keep your soil happy
Jackie French shares how to keep your soil happy.
Want to create a green window garden?
Jackie French falls in love with a window’s living curtains of green. Discover how you can create a green window...
6 plants guaranteed to repel garden pests
In the garden, the sweetest perfumes can act as pest repellents. Use these herbs and flowers to keep your garden...
How to beautify your bathroom with foliage
We share how you can beautify your bathroom with foliage.
How to create the perfect no-dig garden
Jackie French shares her five rules of vegie gardening and how to create the perfect no-dig garden.
Wild birds snacking on your fruit trees? Try this
We discuss what to do when wild birds are eating your homegrown fruit.
How to grow saffron
We share how to grow saffron in your garden, the benefits of this wonderful spice and one delicious saffron recipe.
Make your own rose-hep tea
Jackie French shares how to grow rose heps to make your own healing cup of tea.
How to grow a vertical garden
Step by step to planting hanging gardens and our great tips and tricks to vertical green walls.
16 plants for a green and fragrant lawn
We take an in-depth look at grass and the varieties of plants that are perfect companions for your lawn.
Grow spring fruit at home
Spring fruit is usually softer than mid- to late-summer fruit, more delicately flavoured but even more welcome.
A guide to growing delicious grapes
Discover how to plant, harvest and care for your own grapes - plus, make your own wine!
A year of growing apples
By carefully selecting apple trees that suit your climate (and tastebuds), you can enjoy homegrown apples every day of the...
5 gourmet herbs and how to cook with them
We look at how to grow and cook with five gourmet herbs that are just as indispensable and delicious as...
Feeding a hungry garden
Gardens do best when they're allowed to recycle, so hold on to your lawn clippings and discover how best to...
Companion planting for your vegies
Companion planting in the vegetable garden can reduce pests and weeds, and help feed your garden.
5 herbs for true herb lovers
If herbs both fascinate and tantalise you, here are our tips for planting and cooking with these more exotic varieties.
How to grow fruit all year round
Find out which fruit trees bear fruit during each month of the year so that you can eat the most...
Encouraging spring plants
The air warms, the light turns golden and spring is on the horizon; it's time to get started in the...
How to grow garlic and greens
The ultimate how to guide to getting your garlic and greens to grow in time for Winter!
Go nuts in the garden
Going a bit nuts can be fun and productive, learn about the different nut trees you can grow in your...
Gardening Q&A with Jackie French
Jackie French takes a few minutes to share the answers to all the gardening questions she is most frequently asked!
How to make your own herbal teas
Tea doesnâ€™t have to come in teabags, tasting of stale paper and supermarket shelves. Try making your very own and...