Plant's 101

Spring and Summer Rose Care
Roses in summer should bloom for many months, flowering right through to after Easter.  To keep them looking their best, you need to give them some extra love and care, but its well worth the extra flowers they give you...
Wisteria
The arbours of wisteria here at Macquarie Park are just about in peak flower.  Heavy with scent, the racemes hang down through the cherry red beams creating an enchanting tunnel for selfies and a wondrous walk to meander down. Everyone...
Container Gardening
Gardening in pots offers the unique opportunity to really highlight plants habit, structure, texture and colour in a way that the garden bed does not allow.  The marriage between container and contents should brings more worth than their individual value.Function...
Encouraging Bees – Why we all need to Create a Bee ‘n’ B in Our Gardens
Australian native bees and honey bees are both part of a backyard’s rich biodiversity. Something we should be mindful of (especially during September as its Biodiversity Month) is that are over 1700 species native to Australia alone.  In NSW and...
Worm Farming Facts
Compost worms convert kitchen scraps and garden waste into nutrient-rich plant food perfect for the garden or potted plants.  So reduce landfill and greenhouse gas emissions and, at the same time, make garden fertiliser. Worm farming is ideal for anyone...
The Power Flower Four
BOUGAINVILLEA / LAVENDER / HYDRANGEA / ROSES Spring slips away so quickly into summer, so get more wow for longer with flowers that continue to bloom into summer.  Roses Known for their long lasting flowering season, roses bloom right through...
Tomato Time
Tomatoes are warm-season plants that grow best from mid-spring to mid-autumn. Some compact (determinate) varieties like ‘Sweet-bite’, ‘Patio Prize’ and ‘Tommy Toe’ will also grow well in pots, others are taller (non determinate) and need staking,  For large robust fruit...
Spring Herbs
Spring is a time for new beginnings.  If you’ve always wanted time to plant some flavour, now is an ideal time to pop some in.  Think basil for adding zing to your tomatoes, parsley for instant fill in a salad,...
Olives
Who doesn’t love the magic of an olive tree?  Whether you’re growing it for its dense, silvery foliage, its distinctive fruit, or to espalier against a fence, we have the plant for you.  Olives are drought tolerant and salt tolerant...
Barbeque Herbs
Using herbs in cooking doesn’t just add flavour, it can also lower health risks of barbequing meat by preventing the formation of toxins such as heterocyclic amines that can otherwise form over high heats.  Garlic, onion and rosemary are particularly effective,...
Zoom in the home office
As we spend more time working from home, don’t underestimate the calming qualities of a few potted ‘work mates’, that are not only great for our mental health, but also purify the air.    RMIT crunched some numbers on 101...
Survival Revival
Did you recently start vegie gardening for the first time?  You were not alone, with vegetable seedling and seed sales experiencing an enormous surge in popularity as the convenience of back yard produce started to take on extra importance.  ...
Lifestyle
Lacking something?  Perhaps it’s just sleep that you’re deprived of.  In wellness circles, sleep is the new cure, and some corporations are including sleeping pods in their design.  It is one of the best things you can do to keep...
Some hot stuff to kick off spring
Chillies range in flavour from blistering heat through to a mild sweet flavour.  They are rated using the Scoville scale that goes up to 2,000,000 – definitely the handle with care type!  They are useful for pots, table pieces and...
Green Clean – Detox your garden
Have you ever thought that perhaps your garden might also need a detox?  Approaches to gardening have changed dramatically over the last few decades, but have you stayed up to date with the latest science of gardening, or are your...
Biophilic Design
What’s that, you might ask?  It is a HUGE trend in architecture and the landscape design at the moment.  It’s about creating good habitat for people’s wellbeing within the built environment.  Key to understanding it is focusing on what impact...
Fruit Trees to Go - Grow Your Own Potted Orchard
Many people these days have limited space, no access to soil because they live in an apartment or rent, which makes planting fruit trees in the back yard an impossibility.   Luckily, may plants grow happily in containers, and there are...
Trees
What instant shade?  We have a range of super advanced trees that are all grow up and ready to give your place some instant shade and a sense of maturity to your garden or courtyard.  Choose from deciduous trees, evergreens,...
BORN AND BRED - Australian Natives
Drought tolerant, bird attracting, natives.  Who doesn’t love them?  With biodiversity in the garden more important than ever with habitat loss, why not plant some at your place?  These are our top 5 picks. Grevilleas – these Australian natives are...
Winter fruits; what you need to know
what you need to know Citrus are in full fruit during winter here at Eden, which is great as their high levels of vitamin C make them the perfect immune booster to include in your diet and garden, so you...
In winter plants generally need the following care….
Winter can be a great time to garden as the weather is cool overnight, but frequently the days are perfect for outdoor exercise.  It’s a great time of the year for a general clean up. Many shrubs need pruning in...