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  • Agave plants


    Agave If you want bold, architectural plants in your garden, Peter Valder thinks that it’s hard to go past agaves.... read more
  • English Daisies

    English daisies are trouble free and easy to grow, which is why they have been garden favourites since the early... read more
  • Agonis ‘After Dark’

    Recently introduced into cultivation, Agonis flexuosa ‘After Dark’, is a variety of the West Australian willow myrtle. It has burgundy... read more
  • Eremophila nivea

    Don looked at Eremophila nivea, an emu bush with silvery stems and leaves, and purple tubular flowers in spring and... read more
  • Four-leaf Clover – The French Alternative

    According to legend, four-leaf clovers are incredibly lucky and they help you to see the fairies in your garden. If... read more
  • 4 Seasons of Western Australian Flowers

    Many people have been disappointed by Australian native plants in the past, but there is enormous potential to create superb... read more
  • Geraldton Wax ‘Dancing Queen’

    There are many new forms of Geraldton wax available, which are hardier than the species and vary in height, flower... 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
  • Frangipanis

    All about Frangipanis Frangipanis (known by their botanic name Plumeria in America) bring a heady, romantic fragrance to the garden,... 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
  • Courtyard Makeover

    This ugly, disused courtyard was planted with sharp, spiny succulents. The owner, Sally Gebert, explained that it wasn’t a safe... 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