Old roses capture the essence of yesteryear and none more so than those at the colonial homestead of Noojee Lea at Canowindra in western NSW. Here, the old roses mostly flower only in early summer, but they put on a magnificent display and have wonderfully intense fragrances. They are also generally extremely tough – helpful in this region’s rugged climate – and easy to look after, which is a good thing considering the sheer volume of the bushes at Noojee Lea.
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Take a walk on the wild side
When you let nature do what comes naturally, the results are spellbinding. Simply take down the barriers, leave your plants to their own devices and you’ll quickly find they do just fine
That's a wrap!
RAID THE ICE TRAY TO GIVE YOUR BLOOMS A FAB-RIC FINISH
IT'S A FRAME UP!
RISE TO THE OCCASION AND TURN A BARE ENTRY WALL INTO A GALLERY OF GREENERY
Plant a bare-rooted rose bush now, then count down to summer, when the sunshine will bring out its glorious blooms
FAST ED'S KITCHEN
Take your tastebuds on a gourmet globe-trot with Chinese, Creole and Indian flavours, plus cook like a chef when camping!
CONVERT A SIMPLE LINE OF SHRUBS OR TREES INTO A STATEMENT THAT WILL MAKE YOUR GARDEN A STANDOUT!
What A Gate Idea!
Find joy in ‘junk’ and lift your garden with a quirky trellis
Creative Ideas To Lift Your Gloomy Spots
Check out these creative ideas you can use to lift your gloomy spots into scenes of glory
HOPE FOR ALLERGY SUFFERERS AND KEEP YOUR CAT SMILING
Keep your old sash windows working like they did when new
Ask the Experts
Backyard pros identify fall visitors and foliage.
Getting Your Roses Ready
Planting, pruning and feeding are all done now, says Ruth
The Gentle Giant Among His Roses
A lifetime love affair with roses has shaped this expansive farm garden.
Have Yourself A Rose-Tinted February!
Whether you want a gift for a loved-one or for your own patio, now is the ideal time for you to plant roses in containers, as Hazel Sillver explains…
Choose Roses With Care
Viewing in summer and September is prudent, says Peter
‘I'M A NEW WOMAN'
Marriage, baby and a brand new music – Denise Mina has reinvented herself and she couldn’t be happier
Keeping Your Roses Happy
Ruth makes sure her plants stay healthy into autumn
Nature in the city
Søren and Mette Rose renovated a penthouse flat in Copenhagen, choosing authentic, natural materials to create a stress-free retreat in an urban setting
Get Colour For Months With Repeat-Flowering Roses
Shrub or climber, compact or lax – ensure optimum value and enjoyment with varieties that deliver more bloom for your buck. Graham Clarke reveals the top performers
Getting Your Roses Ready
Give them a hand as they return to growth