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  • Bauera Tip

    Many people make the mistake of trying to grow the Australian native bauera, or dog rose, in ordinary garden positions.... read more
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    The Hibiscus Although widely known as Hawaiian hibiscus, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis was probably native to Southern China and south-east Asia, then... read more
  • Oleander

    Don’s Top Six Low Maintenance Plants

    Plant selection is very important if you want a low maintenance garden. Some plants are high maintenance nightmares. At the... read more
  • Holly

    Don looked at holly, a native of Europe, north Africa and western Asia. In the Northern Hemisphere holly is associated... read more
  • Easter Plants

    Many plants are associated with Easter and the passion of Jesus Christ, although nobody really knows what sort of wood... read more
  • Blue Ginger

    Blue ginger (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora) is not a true ginger, but it has ginger-like, arching stems and vibrant, purple/blue flowers in... read more
  • Bromeliad Nursery

    Olive Trevor first started collecting bromeliads 20 years ago. Bromeliads were very hard to buy in those days, so Olive... read more
  • Canna Lily plants

    Canna Lilies

    If you want a bright, happy, tropical-style garden but you don’t live in the tropics, think about planting canna lilies.... read more
  • Camellias

    Camellias are amongst the world’s best flowering plants. They are hardy and disease resistant, most varieties have attractive, glossy green... read more
  • Daphne

    One of the best things about winter in Australia is the fragrance of daphne in flower. Winter daphne (Daphne odora)... read more
  • Camellia Sasanqua ‘Yuletide’

    You may remember about two years ago on Burke’s Backyard we did a tremendously popular courtyard makeover using blue metal... read more
  • Summer Pongers

    Don looked at some of the plants that produce their perfume through the summer months. Perfume adds atmosphere and a... read more