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AUSSIE XMAS TREE
Many people keep a radiata pine in a pot, which lives out door for most of the year & then...
In the same league as jacarandas and poincianas, once seen in bloom a trumpet tree, cloaked in pink or golden...
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...
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...
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)...
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...
Don showed how classy creeping figs can look when used in a formal garden design. The figs were trained to...
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...
The arrival on bare branches of the elegantly sculpted, waxy flowers of Magnolia x soulangeana always lets us know that...
There’s nothing worse than nosey neighbours! Nigel Ruck showed some of the best privacy plants to help protect your backyard...
One of Don’s all time favourite trees, the lemon-scented gum announces its presence in a garden or street by the...
Our first Plant of the Week for 2004 is Philodendron ‘Xanadu’.Philodendrons originate in tropical USA, the West Indies and South...