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Trees and Palms


    Many people keep a radiata pine in a pot, which lives out door for most of the year & then... read more
  • Tabebuia

    In the same league as jacarandas and poincianas, once seen in bloom a trumpet tree, cloaked in pink or golden... read more
  • Grow Drought Tolerant Tree Peonies

    Tree Peonies are ideal for Australia’s harsh dry conditions and current water restrictions.  Their growth pattern is very similar to... read more
  • Plants for Shady Areas

    Flowering: Acanthus Ajuga Aquilegia (columbines) Azaleas Begonias Bromeliads Camellia japonica Clivia Daphne erigeron (seaside daisy) Eupatorium megalophyllum (blue Ageratum-like flowers)... read more
  • Estimating Height of Trees

    If you have ever tried to guess the height of a tree, you’ll know that it is difficult. Well, there... read more
  • Liquidambar

    Trees & Other Plants to Avoid

    To minimise maintenance and hard work, it is very important to seek advice before you plant. Any plant (whether it... read more
  • Creeping Fig

    Don showed how classy creeping figs can look when used in a formal garden design. The figs were trained to... read more
  • Wattle – Plant of the Week

    Wattles, also called acacias, are wonderful native plants. In fact, Australia’s official floral emblem is a wattle (Acacia pycnantha). More... read more
  • Magnolias

    The arrival on bare branches of the elegantly sculpted, waxy flowers of Magnolia x soulangeana always lets us know that... read more
  • Privacy hedge

    Privacy Plants

    There’s nothing worse than nosey neighbours! Nigel Ruck showed some of the best privacy plants to help protect your backyard... read more
  • Lemon-scented Gum

    One of Don’s all time favourite trees, the lemon-scented gum announces its presence in a garden or street by the... read more
  • Xanadu

    Our first Plant of the Week for 2004 is Philodendron ‘Xanadu’.Philodendrons originate in tropical USA, the West Indies and South... read more