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Best plants to bring birds to your garden

Plant guide to bring birds into the garden for Australian garden

Without a doubt, the addition of animal life to the garden is a welcome sight for all age groups. One group of living creatures that are always welcomed, no matter the time of year, are birds. We are blessed to have a rich assortment of birdlife in this country that have the opportunity to visit our gardens. However with constant ... Read More »

Small trees in small gardens

Small trees for small gardens plant ideas in Australia #aboutthe

As suburban gardens become increasingly smaller with each passing year, it can become difficult to choose small trees to fit into these smaller gardens, with many people even opting out of the opportunity. Even if your garden’s restricted size may dictate to grow a minimal selection of plants, planting a small tree as a focal feature or element of shade should ... Read More »

How to grow Bottlebrush – Callistemon sp.

How to grow Bottlebrush Callistemon in Australia #aboutthegarden

Callistemons (or bottlebrush) are some of the most beautiful and versatile native plants in Australian home gardens. This group of floriferous trees and shrubs are unrivalled in their ability to bring colour and attract native birds to the garden. An icon of the Australian garden, all species of Callistemons are true show stoppers when in bloom and if you happen to ... Read More »

5 Australian Natives for Winter Colour by Temperate Zone

the australian wattle is a native plant with beautiful yellow flowers that burst with colour during winter

Winter is the time when many Australian Natives SHINE! Bursting in vibrant colours that will bring a smile to the coldest face. So rub your frosty fingers together as we list our top 5 Australian Native picks for Winter colour by temperate zone. See if you can plant now! 1. Lechenaultia formosa The red form of Aussie native Lechenaultia formosa ... Read More »

Summer Colour with Native Daisies

ummer colour with native daisies #flower #native #summer #aboutthegarden

Native daisies are equally at home in cottage-style gardens as they are in native gardens. They can be more in harmony with the natural environment than other plants and of course, they’re also adorable! Here’s how to grow native daisies for summer colour… Bracteantha (Bracteantha bracteata) Also called everlasting daisies, bracteanthas are famous for their dry, crackly petals that do ... Read More »

Part 2: Growing Aussie Bush Tucker

Grow Australian Native Indigenous Bush Food in your garden

Part 2 of Bush tucker plants and how to grow these Australian indigenous plants in your home garden. Finger Lime (Citrus australasica )
  The finger lime is one of many limes native to Australia. It is found naturally on rainforest edges and grows to around 4-6m in height. The bush is extremely prickly, so it’s a good intruder deterrent when planted ... Read More »

Part 1: Growing Aussie Bush Tucker

PART ONE How to grow Aussie Bush Tucker #lemonmyrtle #Roseleafraspberry #wattle #aboutthegarden

Bush tucker plants are the new vogue in Australian cuisine — a 
few species have even sky rocketed to worldwide fame. There are possibly thousands of edible plants in Australia and each state and climate zone has its own endemic species. Here are some of the more popular and accessible of our indigenous edibles and how to grow them in ... Read More »