Without bees, almost all edible crops would be unpollinated – no fruits, no vegetables, no nuts. Many favourite garden flowers would go unpollinated too – no seeds for future plants. And no honey for our toast.
Help restore declining bee populations by finding a place for bee-friendly plants, in even the smallest of outdoor spaces.
Want to ditch the shovel and plant a garden? There's a surprising range of plants suited to clay soil, from groundcovers to feature trees. Many favourite native plants are ideal, they're naturally exposed to prolonged periods of rain followed by drought.
Bulbs are such rewarding plants to grow - child's play to plant, happy growing in gardens or pots, and can slip into the tiniest spaces to provide a burst of colour. We've got bulbs for cold climates and bulbs for subtropical ones. Here's our top ten tips for simple successful bulb planting
Variegation in plants means colour all year in the garden. Variegated plants are ideal for the Australian climate. They need a little different care to an all-green plant - find out how to keep your variegated plants looking perfect here.
Flowering hedges are ideal for creating privacy in the garden, with the bonus of bright flowers to liven things up! Flowering hedges may be clipped neatly in formal gardens, or left to grow for a wilder rustic feel. There's a flowering shrub for almost any garden style, and any climate. Here's some of our favourites.
Our beautiful beaches are a playground for all of us, whether we're swimming and surfing, building sandcastles with the bubs, or taking a stroll. Living by the coast is relaxing and energising, but can be hard on our garden plants, with drying winds, little shade, and salt spray. Find out which plants cope with these conditions best.