Last Updated: May 23, 2015

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Landcare goes global

A FORESTRY veteran is spreading the grassroots movement’s message, writes SARAH HUDSON

Persimmon perfection

THE persimmon is definitely one of the more esoteric finds in the stores and farmers’ markets at this time of the year.

Time to go native

MANY native plants are featuring in gardens now and they provide a source of nectar for birds as our weather cools.

Wyche welcomes Wig’s snags

Wycheproof retail revival

WHILE towns across the nation feel the pinch of a decline in services, Wycheproof is cooking up its own storm.

Wyche hunt for new crafts

Wycheproof retail revival

INDUSTRIOUS locals are driving a revival at Wycheproof writes DALE WEBSTER

Life’s a beach on a mountain trek

Jem Switajewski

IT’S a toss-up: trekking in the Himalayas or surfing the Great Ocean Road?

For the love of Gelantipy

EAST GIPPSLAND: Nigel Hodge at Gelantipy

GELANTIPY identity Nigel Hodge is a great yarn spinner, as KATH SULLIVAN discovers

Landcare goes global

Rob Youl

A FORESTRY veteran is spreading the grassroots movement’s message, writes SARAH HUDSON

Harrow beats the ‘G’

Harrow Discovery Centre

FORGET the MCG or WACA. The home of cricket is now Harrow in Victoria’s Western District.

Tweed goes full cycle

The Tweed Ride

WHEN it comes to bike-riding, tweed definitely chaffs the thighs more than Lycra.

Beechworth abuzz

Beechworth Experience

A HONEY maker is pushing a vital message about bees, writes SHANNON TWOMEY

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Surreal New Orleans

UNREAL experiences await visitors to New Orleans, writes ROSLYN LANIGAN

Sweet treats by bus

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THOUGHTS of auditioning for cooking shows are dashed as I watch holes appear in my strudel pastry in Budapest.

Whale of a time

TRAVEL: Broome, Western Australia.

WEEKLY Times photographer ZOE PHILLIPS discovers the beauty of the North-West

Rooms with views

Rooms with views

JUST as we are about to start a feast at Canberra’s new Jamala Lodge, several unexpected guests drop by.

Croatia via private sail

Sail Croatia

THE blue waters of the Adriatic Sea look inviting as we set sail along Croatia’s pretty Dalmatian coast.

My favourite things

I’M OFTEN asked if I have any particular favourite plants.

It’s time to get busy in the garden

 Cherry Blossom 'kwanzan'

AS MOST plants start to drift into winter dormancy, the number of garden jobs to be carried out increases.

Give soil a green feed

Give soil a green feed

THERE’S nothing like the contents of half-used seed packets for a green manure crop. Your plants will reward you.

The tough get growing

The tough get growing

WE CAN plant Australian trees and shrubs at any time of the year, but autumn is the best time of all.

A good time to move

Moving plants

TIMING is crucial when it comes to the successful transplanting of trees shrubs and roses.

Persimmon perfection

THE persimmon is definitely one of the more esoteric finds in the stores and farmers’ markets at this time of the year.

Spinach and cheese squares

 Cafe Morucci at broadway. A spinach and ricotta quiche in a napolli sauce. 16/1/01. Picture: john Appleyard

WITH eight ingredients and just six steps, readers can have themselves a healthy and tasty snack.

Rabbit, so versatile

Jeremy Vincent - Food for CL

DESPITE what some critics say, domestic rabbit meat does not taste gamey or wild.

Spice it up with coriander

Country Living FOOD PAGE

CORIANDER is one of those herbs you either love or hate.

Chocolate brownies

Chocolate brownies

BROWNIES are a decadent treat, ideal for bringing along to a dinner party or morning tea.

A Deere little mailbox

NO PRIZES for guessing which tractor brand the owner of this letter box favours.

Novel idea for a tree guard

Novel idea for a tree guard

HERE’s a good reason not to throw out those rolls of used barbed wire.

The colours of money

The colours of money

IF ONE believes in omens this isn’t a bad one for beef producers.

The Shed

Last laugh in Kelly’s vault

Last laugh in Kelly’s vault

WAS Ned Kelly the quintessential Australian Robin Hood, a larrikin who ended up on the wrong side of the law, or a thug?

St Arnaud gets it own holy grail

St Arnaud gets it own holy grail

AUSTRALIA’S first bible museum — and the world’s only bible museum to be run by women — was off to a rocky start.

Sue’s mint Marina hits the road

Sue’s mint Marina hits the road

WHEN Sue Wilson found a 1972 Morris Marina TC Coupe Automatic for sale, she knew it was a good buy.

Gliding up where the eagles soar

Gliding up where the eagles soar

DAVE Goldsmith has flown a lot of planes in his time, but there is something magical about old wooden gliders.

Miranda

Self-efficacy the key for women

Self-efficacy the key for women

KNOWING you’re capable of achieving your goals makes a big difference.

Women’s right to be free

Women’s right to be free

ONE of the most joyous things I saw in the outback was a young girl swinging on a pole, her legs flinging free and easy.

The history the curriculum forgot

The history the curriculum forgot

A TRIBUTE to the Aboriginals is making a difference in Victoria.

Jean’s still going after many tests

Jean’s still going after many tests

THE car came out of a side street without stopping.

Bookshelf

Claustrophobia

Claustrophobia

PENELOPE Barber seems to be a bit of a doormat as Tracy Ryan’s novel Claustrophobia begins.

The Digger’s Doctor

The Digger’s Doctor

GIVEN that Ashley Mallett is a former Australian spin bowler, it is no surprise this book is, in part, about cricket.

The boy from the bush

The boy from the bush

BEHIND every song there is a story, and that’s especially true of country music.

Outback Ghost

Outback Ghost

READERS who know Rachael Johns’ work will be pleased to have the final instalment of her Outback series.

‘Keep an eye on the Asians’

‘Keep an eye on the Asians’

WHEN Serena Xiao walked into a Kookai fashion store in Melbourne, she never believed she’d be treated like this.

Custody battle goes badly wrong

Custody battle goes badly wrong

WHEN Patricia sent her sons off on holiday, she never imagined the consequences. More than a year later, they haven’t come back.

Sex work utopia on our doorstep

Sex work utopia on our doorstep

THERE’S one country in the world universally agreed to be the best place to work as a prostitute. It’s closer than you might think.

Will housing bubble pop in 2017?

Run down house auction

DEPENDING on who you ask, Australia is either on the verge of the biggest housing crash in its history, or everything is just fine.

Inside Victoria’s remarkable designs

Inside Victoria’s remarkable designs

TAKE a look inside the homes up for design awards, including an aquarium-style swimming pool and one home based on a kid’s sketch.

Black Rock beauty wows at $6 million

Black Rock beauty wows at $6 million

A MANSION on the Black Rock beachfront has all the trimmings — from an indoor swimming pool to a teppanyaki grill in the kitchen.

Poo nightmare at sweet 16th

Poo nightmare at sweet 16th

THIS girl was dumped on her sweet 16th, but not in the way you’d expect. You would cry too if this happened to you. And probably scream.

Aussie’s very awkward flight

Aussie’s very awkward flight

A WHINGEING seatmate. An unexpected health problem. That’s just the start of a flight story so bad you’ll barely believe it’s true.

Where you should ski this season

Where you should ski this season

CONFUSED about where to go skiing in Australia this year? From beginners to experts, here’s a guide on the best ski fields to visit.

Media to fight Bill

 Screen grab taken from ABC TV's 'Four Corners' report 'A Bloody Business' by Sarah Ferguson which focused on the treatment o...

AUSTRALIA’S biggest organisations have united to condemn proposed new laws aimed at the reporting of animal cruelty.

Millewa triple-header

 Nangiloc's Scott Golding juggles the ball under pressure. Cardross 22.11-143 vs Nangiloc 14.11-95.

ONE competition not taking part in interleague matches this weekend has taken the chance to go completely outside the box.

Claas CVT makes Aussie debut

Claas CVT makes Aussie debut

AUSTRALIA is about to get its first shipment of Arion tractors featuring the new Claas-developed CVT.

Wyche welcomes Wig’s snags

Wycheproof retail revival

WHILE towns across the nation feel the pinch of a decline in services, Wycheproof is cooking up its own storm.

Rain falls in ‘dribs and drabs’

Rain falls in ‘dribs and drabs’

IT HAS been called a “dribs and drabs” rain but most Victorian grain growers are now well into their sowing programs.