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Best Pot Plants for Sun and Shade
Many people love growing plants in pots, but potted gardens can be a lot of work. Choosing the...
Best Lilly Pilly Varieties
The lilly pilly is one of the most popular plants in Australia today, particularly for hedging and topiary. Lilly pillies...
Bottlebrush Callistemon ‘Harkness’
In Don’s view, Callistemon ‘Harkness’ is the best of the Australian bottlebrushes. Plant details Common name: Bottlebrush Botanic name: Callistemon...
This vigorous and attractive flowering vine is native to the West Indies. Plant details: Common name: Cardinal creeper Botanic name:...
There are around 60 species of amaranthus, including weeds, leaf vegetables, grain crops and ornamentals. Many have large, colourful leaves...
Most people think of oxalis as a serious garden weed, which must be eradicated at all cost. However, Peter Valder...
The stunning flower of the lapageria resembles an exotic tropical orchid, hand-carved from wax. Surprisingly, the lapageria is not a...
Teena Crawford is co-host of radio program ‘Smart Gardening’ on Melbourne’s 3AW. Two years ago she planted her front yard...
Hydrangeas were discovered in Japanese forests by early European explorers, who took plants back to Europe and used them to...
One of the best known of all garden flowers: the common marigold. Plant details Common name: English or pot marigold...
Peter Valder thinks that this dramatic, South African native should be planted more often. Plant details Common name: Honey bush,...
These elegant, South African natives are amongst Peter Valder’s favourite bulbs. They are hardy, easy to grow and they add...