Jess Cockerill

Journalist

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What to plant in May | In the Green Room

What to plant in May | In the Green Room

The autumn weather is in full-swing, and now is the perfect time to sow those plants that like a bit of cold and wet to get off to a good start. Fruits, veggies, natives, flowers: we've got you covered!

Brown bumps demystified | In the Green Room

Brown bumps demystified | In the Green Room

Samantha from Dudley Park noticed some weird brown lumps on the Acacia trees in her area, and isn't sure whether to be concerned. Our gardening enthusiast Jess explains the mystery.  

Infertile fig frustration | In the Green Room

Infertile fig frustration | In the Green Room

Adrian from South Bunbury is a keen backyard farmer, but his Black Genoa fig is being stubborn. Our gardening columnist, Jess, talks about the fig mosaic virus and what to do to get those figs fruiting again.  

The bulb and the beautiful

The bulb and the beautiful

Autumn brings fallen leaves and morning chill to mind, but I know the season’s really come when the local gardening store has a fresh stock of spring flowering bulbs come in.  

Education on Kirkup’s agenda

Education on Kirkup’s agenda

Last Monday the education minister Peter Collier met with outgoing Dawesville Liberal MP Kim Hames and candidate Zak Kirkup in an open forum to discuss the future of education in the electorate.  

Dawesville candidate open to education questions

Dawesville candidate open to education questions

Liberal party candidate for Dawesville Zak Kirkup will host a forum on Monday, February 20, to open discussion with the local community about education issues in the area.  

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