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Look out for the beautiful 'Mother and Daughter' Rose in Bunnings and good garden centres. This stunning fragrant, long flowering rose helps raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease Research. 
Crunch Time for Apples

With their glossy skin and tasty flesh, apples have been tempting people for thousands of years.  Melissa King explains how to grow, harvest, store and eat them.

Garden Feast

Home grown, hand picked, home made. ‘It’s been a dream of mine to write this book and bring together two of my greatest passions – gardens and food'. Horticulturist, writer, and TV presenter Melissa King invites you to join her in a mouth watering feast of fresh seasonal ingredients.  Discover the gorgeous flavours and spectacular varieties of old-fashioned fruit and vegetables lovingly preserved by generations of gardeners. From the rich, sweet flavour of the charcoal-fleshed Black Russian tomato to the deliciously tender pods of the Purple King bean, from the juicy tang of the Australian rainforest native Finger lime to the luscious melt-in-your-mouth texture of the Red Noonan peach, tantalise your tastebuds while learning how to create your own little patch of paradise. With detailed, practical information on climate and soil type to watering and harvesting, Garden Feast is a must-have for anyone wanting to enjoy these easy-to-grow garden treasures. Featuring over 40 delicious recipes that have been specially created to showcase garden-fresh produce, there is something here for everyone. From Pan-fried Salmon with Peach Relish, Roasted Baby Heirloom Beetroot with Persian Fetta, and Honey-Roasted Figs with Mascarpone, Pistachios and Orange, to Cauliflower Fritters and Lemon Tart, each recipe is a celebration of flavour and simplicity. To tempt the gourmet gardener, there is also a guide to bottling and preserving; for those interested in good health, the nutrition benefits of each variety of fruit and vegetables is included; urban gardeners can even get hints on small spaces. This is an essential reference guide to growing, eating and enjoying the pleasures of a kitchen garden. With mouth-watering recipes at the end of each chapter created by the infamous Heronswood team of Chefs and stunning photographs by Virginia Cummins, this book is a tantalising treat for all the senses. A delightful debut book by Melissa that will surely not be her last.