Plant's 101

Feed Your Garden
The warm weather of a changing season kick starts all sorts of changes in your plants.  They awake from their reverie with renewed vigour and literally “spring” into action.  Powering that growth takes sustenance, which is why feeding is so...
Backyard Ready for Entertaining
Have you thought ahead to a time when having people over and entertaining is again possible?  The warmer weather is coming, and backyards will once again be the focus for our return to normal.  With this in mind, does your...
Top Ten Flowers
Spring is always about the flowers.  It’s a frantic time for nature with blossoms, birds, bees and yes, bugs, all in a frenzied play to propagate themselves and make the most of the fine weather and warm months ahead. To...
Fragrant Flowers
We are all looking forward to breathing deeply again.  Out in the garden there are a myriad of scented plants doing their thing, so talk a walk outside and follow your nose… see if you can sniff out these spring...
Wattle Day
Each year on the 1st September we celebrate Wattles.  They are our National Flower and close to the heart of many Australians.  This year there’s even a bunch of cities around the country lighting up local bridges, monuments, fountains and...
Tomato Planting Time
Warmer weather always means it’s time to change over crops in your vegie patch…and the one most people await eagerly is tomatoes.  Father’s Day in warm, coastal areas is traditionally the time to plant them, whilst cooler mountainous and inland...
The Strawberry Patch and other Berry Good Ideas
In the beautiful book Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Kimmerer, she explains how the North American Indigenous cultures call strawberries Heartberries and have an Origin Story based around its arrival.  They certainly so look like hearts, once it’s pointed out to...
Gardening – A way to connect with the family
Gardens yield more than vegetables.  Whilst the benefits of harvesting produce is undisputedly a side benefit, perhaps the greatest gift that gardens give us is a place to untangle our complicated lives, download our problems and relish in the sunshine...
Dad Projects
Every dad loves a project he can get his hands dirty doing. These three are perfect for doing together or giving as a hamper for a DIY weekend. Create a Kitchen GardenSeptember is the perfect time to create a vegetable...
Summer Bulbs
Does the thought of a bouquet of dahlias get your heart racing?  What about the lingering scent of summer lilies?  Or the fragile magnificence of a peony rose?  Whilst these packs of sawdust encrusted roots might not look like much...
Harvest High
Have you ever picked something fresh from the garden?  The buzz you get from growing your own produce, be it fresh herbs for jazzing up dinner, or simply a mandarin for the lunch box, is something that many have revelled...
Indoor plants to improve overall health and wellness
Interior landscaping undoubtedly looks great, and styling your home with plants has become one of the top trends for interiors, but did you realise it’s also good for you?  Plants not only look great, but they also have been scientifically...
Sensory Gardens
What has the ability to calm, creates options for accessibility and wellbeing, and can stimulate your mind and creativity?  A garden, naturally.  What makes a sensory garden any different to your regular back yard? It’s all about highlighting the 6...
Five Superhero Plants
What’s a superhero? It’s someone who has supernatural powers. Think Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Cat Woman and Plastic Man.  We all need rescuing every now and again, and right now, its plants that you can call upon to make your...
How to Transplant Trees and Shrubs
Did you change your mind?  Have your plants grown too big or you simply want to change things around? Winter is a great time to transplant many trees and shrubs, especially deciduous plants, which drop their leaves now.  In fact,...
June Planting Guide
June is a great time to plant some seedlings.  The trend for this year is home grown, be it flower or vegies, so that you always have things on hand. Flowers that make beautiful cutting flowers for vases, and look...
The Key to Gardening
Do you struggle with indoor plants? Are your rose plants looking miserable?  Have you tried online plants and been disappointed when they arrived?  Gardening can a mixed bag of successes and failures, which is why plant shopping with a professional...
Top 5 Ways You're Killing Your Indoor Plants - and how to avoid them
Top 5 Ways You’re Killing Your Indoor Plants …and how to avoid them. They look great when you bring them home from our place, but how can you be sure to keep your plants looking good when they get home...
Winter Indoor Projects
Sometimes you need to be creative to gardening indoors, so we’ve come up with some fun projects to try in your own home. Bonsai Whilst most bonsai plants are strictly outdoors, you can train some indoor plants into bonsais too. ...
STYLING SPACES: A guide to styling with plants in your home
Ten top tips by Jasmin Smith 1. Take your plant styling efforts to the next level. Pebbles or coconut fibre on top of soil can look visually neater and can minimize soil mess! Use one color of pebbles or a...
Citrus
Citrus are small evergreen trees with attractive glossy green leaves, fragrant white flowers and colourful fruit.  They prefer a sunny position sheltered from strong wind and frost.  Most are grafted, ensuring you have resilient, disease resistant rootstock and exactly the...