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Bird-friendly & Beautiful

...e prickly. The Austromyrtus I have suggested for areas down the sides is a lilly pilly relative and very pretty. It loves part shade. Banksias are critical food sources for many nectar-feeding birds as they flower in autumn-winter when little else flowers. If you don’t like any of the plant groups you could grow paperbarks. The ‘Summer’ series of gum trees – ie, ‘Summer Red’, ‘Summer Beauty’, etc – are also excellent backyard trees. These are poss... read more

Don’s Expert Answers: Friend gave me some strappy delicate pale blue and white folower lilly? What is it and does it like full sun

...problem: Friend gave me some strappy delicate pale blue and white folower lilly? What is it and does it like full sun Type of Plant (if known): as above Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself): NIL Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type: loam How often do you water the plant: winter once week, summer daily How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day: 6-8 How long since you planted... read more

Classic Courtyard

...r plants Iresine or bloodleaf (Iresine herbstii), agave (Agave attenuata), lilly pilly (Acmena smithii var.minor), box (Buxus microphylla var. microphylla). Iresine herbstii Agave attenuata Acmena smithii Buxus microphylla Cost and availability We used mature plants to create an instant effect for television. Our total cost of plants and materials was $7806. Considerable savings are possible using smaller plants ($5980). Plants are readily availab... read more

Tropical Lagoon Garden

...f paradise (Strelitzia nicolai), umbrella sedge (Cyperus involucratus) and lilly pilly (Syzygium australe ‘Elite’) surround the pool, which is built into the steep slope at the back of the house. Green on green, textural contrasts and patterns dominate the planting, rather than flowers. The two-storey home overlooks the garden like a treehouse, so you can look down and see the rosette forms of palms, ferns and cycads. The pool is surrounded by a b... read more

Don’s Expert Answers: screening

...roblem: screening Type of Plant (if known): Slender Weaver Bamboo or Lilly Pilly Waterhousea Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself): n/a Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type: n/a How often do you water the plant: n/a How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day: 7 How long since you planted it: n/a Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when: n/a Is the plant indoors or outdoo... read more

Eryldene

...in the garden include: Riberry (Syzygium luehmannii) an Australian native lilly pilly and a Sydney Red Gum (Angophora costata). Another aspect of the garden which can be adapted to any garden is the use of portals in the structure creating interest in the different vistas in the garden. The stone paths are well constructed with only a slight undulation allowing visitors to walk through the garden and admire it rather than watching their steps. Er... read more

Don’s Expert Answers: I would like to know how long my plants will take to reach maturity in both ideal conditions and or in typical conditions

...ve a clear glass pool fence on the easter side and on the western side is completely open so they do receive full sun. Thanks Scott. Answer: Hi Scott, this is a newish commercial variety of lillypilly, which only the growers would have growth figures for. I suggest that you Google it and/or contact the growers of the variety for details. Don... read more

Don’s Expert Answers: What hedge to plant near a salt pool

...lant that will cover my fence which is about 2200mm high. I have planted a lilly pilly bush christmas at around 400mm spacing i have planted 5 per 1900mm. Will the plant survive the salt walter being splashed from the pool. If not what hedge plant would be best suited there considering the small amont of space and sunlight it gets. The bush christmas was recommended but the more i research the more i think its the wrong choice. Can u advise if i s... read more

Californian Bungalow

...spreading groundcover plant with dark purple foliage and spires of purple/blue flowers. Native plants are also incorporated into the design, in particular a beautiful lilly pilly (Syzygium wilsonii) with magnificent red bottlebrush type flowers and luminous pink new growth.... read more

Tiny Courtyard

...ped hedges of Japanese box (Buxus microphylla var. japonica), a topiarised lilly pilly in a pot and four standard figs provide focal points. Mondo grass (Ophiopogon japonicus) gives definition to the area and adds to the overall formality of the planting. Since we filmed our segment, we received a letter from James saying that his beloved dog, Hugo, has been diagnosed with a grade three marcel tumour in his rear leg. Surgery to remove the tumour w... read more

Mug Proof Plants

...Camellias (including sasanqua camellias & japonica camellias) – 2, 3, 4, 5 Lilly pilly (Acmena smithii, Syzygium leuhmannii and Syzygium australe ‘Select Form’) – all Big Tough Shrubs (1-3m) Abelia (A. x grandiflora) – all Baeckea virgata ‘Howie’s Sweet Midget’ – 2, 3, 4, 5 Camellias (most camellias) – 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Cordyline (C. australis) – all Grevillea ‘Robyn Gordon’ and ‘Superb’ – all Indian hawthorn (Raphiolepis indica) – 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Japan... read more

Microcarpa Var. Hilli Flash As A Hedge

...icus microcarpa var Hillii. It is a nasty tree with terribly invasive roots that can cause enormous damage as much as 30-50 metres away. Select a lilly pilly instead. The berries should not prove a problem. Don  ... read more