Our favourite deciduous trees and shrubs that grow well in Australian climates, to give you autumn colour as the days cool and the nights lengthen. And for more tropical climates, our recommendations for evergreen plants with coloured leaves, that will give you that toasty misty spice-coloured feeling.
Many Australian native plants evolved in very poor, dry, ancient soils which are low in mineral and organic matter. As a result they have adapted to grow best with low nutrient needs. Using native-specific fertilisers ensures your natives stay healthy.
Gong Hei Fat Choy - Happy New Year of the Ox! Each of the twelve zodiac signs has its own "lucky plants" - find yours here. Plant one and see if your fortune changes : at the very least, you'll get lovely flowers - and that's pretty good luck!
Every year the hugely influential trend team at Pantone decide on a key colour, one that reflects leading fashion and style trends, and also one that reflects our current emotional mood. These colour trends show up in our homes, our cars, our clothes - and our gardens.
Not all holidays have to be taken abroad, and in Covid times, even getting to the Top End can be a trip too far. We show you how to create the look of a lush Aussie FNQ rainforest in your own back yard.
Have you always dreamt of a South African style garden? Do you wish you could be dining in Durban on dukkah-spiced boerewors right now? We show you how to create the look of a South African garden in your own back yard.
Have you always dreamt of a Balinese style garden? Do you wish you could be relaxing in one of their spa retreats right now, while nimble fingers massage your cares away? We show you how to create the look of a Balinese garden in your own back yard.
Have you always dreamt of a tropical island style garden? Do you wish you could be cracking open a fresh coconut on the beach right now? We show you how to create the look of a tropical island garden in your own back yard.