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  1. Your Favourite Natives

    Celebrating Your Favourite Natives
    To mark Australia Day, we asked all the readers of our newsletter to vote for their favourite native plant. We got heaps of responses, and some surprising and unusual plants nominated.... Did your favourite plant win?
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  2. The Best Native Small Trees For Small Gardens

    The best native small trees for small gardens
    Many of us live in urban or suburban streets, where outdoor space is at a premium. Which native trees will fit into these tight spots? We've selected some of our favourite native small trees to squeeze into your garden, however small the space.
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  3. Happy National Eucalypt Day

    National Eucalypt Day
    National Eucalypt Day 23 March. This week, go hug a gum - or at least thank it for the shade, shelter, and beauty it provides. There's over 850 types of Eucalypt native to Australia to choose from.
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  4. How To Feed Your Native Plants

    How To Feed Your Native Plants
    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.
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  5. Our Favourite Natives

    Celebrating Our Favourite Natives
    To mark Australia Day, we asked some of the team here at Australian Plants Online to share some of their favourite native plants. Are any of our favourites, your favourites too?
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  6. Which Dianella is Best For You?

    Which Dianella is Best For You?
    Dianellas – our native flax lily – are an excellent addition to all kinds of gardens, from native bush paddocks to schmick urban back yards. How many could you make room for, in your garden?
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Which Native Plants Are Best For a Cottage Garden Look?

    Which Native Plants Are Best For a Cottage Garden Look?

    Create a waterwise cottage-style garden using flowering natives. They are hardy, attract wildlife, have a long flowering season and feature all the characteristics we love in cottage gardens: contrasting foliage, flowers in soft muted tones, and an open airy habit. They're naturally easy-care and many require much less water once established. Find your favourites here.

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