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Monthly Archives: June 2019

  1. Which Agapanthus is Best for You?

    Which Agapanthus is Best for You?

    Agapanthus are popular plants for gardens, and for pots. They're resilient, sun-loving, and free-flowering. Find the best agapanthus for your garden, from back-of-border giants, to windowbox babies

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  2. How to Encourage the Good Bugs in Your Garden

    Birdwing butterfly feeding

    Bad bugs eat our plants and ruin crops, leaving our garden a mess and more susceptible to disease. Good bugs (aka Beneficial Insects) help to control these pests by making a meal out of them. While the good guys are moving about the garden eating mites, aphids and scale, they're also often doing the important job of pollinating our plants.

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  3. Which Plants Are Rabbit- and Possum-Proof?

    Which Plants Are Rabbit- and Possum-Proof?

    Watching wildlife can be very rewarding and relaxing - except when they demolish your newly planted garden looking for a snack! Full confession - it's unlikely any plant will be 100% animal-proof. But here's some that will fight back and stand up to the toothy attack.

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  4. Which Azalea is Best For You?

    Which Azalea is Best For You?

    Tall evergreen hedges. Bright flowering shrubs. Potted colour for decks and balconies. Azaleas fit into almost every space in your garden. These free-flowering shrubs will lift your spirits and fill your garden with colour. Their evergreen compact shape gives form and structure year-round. It's year-round beauty in an easy-to-manage size!

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  5. Which Lomandra is Best For You?

    Which Lomandra is Best For You?

    Lomandras are one of our most popular plants with our customers, and it's simple to see why. They have so many great attributes! They are an elegant native grass, growing in large rounded tufts, like a green fountain. This rounded shape makes them ideal plants for accent plantings, in the centre of a bed or the middle of a lawn. Lomandras also make beautiful edging plants, as they keep their neat shape without clipping. Less work for you!

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  6. Which Lilly Pilly is Best for You?

    Which Lilly Pilly is Best for You?

    Syzygium (lilly pilly) is a superb hedging and screening plant in all situations. It has beautiful coloured new growth, in cream, peach, orange, bronze, copper, and bright candy pink. The roots are non-invasive, which means you can plant it close to buildings without fear. It's a native, so it copes with almost everything our harsh climate can throw at it. The evergreen shiny foliage looks beautiful throughout the year, and there's fluffy flowers and brightly-coloured berries to enjoy. Find the one for you here

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  7. Which Nandina is Best For You?

    Which Nandina is Best For You?

    Nandina, sometimes called Sacred Bamboo or Heavenly Bamboo, is a beautiful shrub native to Japan. They suit Oriental-style gardens very well. Nandinas also work in flowery cottage gardens, woodland areas, as green topiary hedges, and in modern outdoor spaces too. No wonder Nandinas are consistently one of our most popular plants! Find the best one for you

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  8. How to Encourage Nature in Your Garden - by Doing Less Work

    How to Encourage Nature in Your Garden - by Doing Less Work
    Doing less work in the garden? Sounds like a plan! Best of all, less work means more nature – and when we encourage nature into our gardens, even a little bit, nature rewards us by helping us in the garden. We’ll show you how.
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  9. Why We Can't Have All The Plants - Biosecurity Rules

    Why We Can't Have All The Plants - Biosecurity Rules
    Some of our customers ask about our biosecurity restrictions on the website. And why they can't get certain specific plants shipped to their addresses. Often customers are in VIC or SA. Here's a short explanation of why we sometimes can't send you the plants you want, depending on where you live. (And why it's not us setting the rules!)
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  10. How to Control Weeds Organically

    How to Control Weeds Organically

    We love seeing our plants thrive, unfortunately the weeds also make the most of ideal growing conditions. So here goes, the battle of the weeds. Many of us have children and pets to be mindful of and are considerate of our environment and wildlife too. Chemicals are not an option then. Here's our tips on controlling weeds naturally and organically.

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