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Hot Tibouchinas for containers

Tibouchina for containers & cold regions

Tibouchinas are subtropical plants native to Brazil. They are famed for their large and vibrant flowers, usually in shades of eye-catching purple. Their striking appearance has given rise to them being referred to as glory bushes or glory trees. There are many varieties of Tibouchina ranging from 1m shrubs to 6m trees. As the popularity of Tibouchina’s has increased in ... Read More »

Dipladenias – hardy flowering plants good for pots

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The dipladenia’s hardy nature and handsome, brightly coloured flowers have made it a favourite pot plant in Australian home gardens. This little beauty is versatile, too. Usually thought of as a climber, the dipladenia is just as easy to train as a small shrub. Here’s how to grow them in pots. Climate/temperate zones Dipladenias originate from the tropics and subtropics ... Read More »

Five (5) Best Flowers to Plant in Spring

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Now that it’s spring, more plants are in flower than at any other time of year and the look this season is bold, flamboyant and, well… BIG. Here’s our Five (5) Best Flowers to Plant in Spring that will have your garden blooming in all things bold, brash and colourful! Sunflowers Native to the Americas, this giant of the flower world ... Read More »

Yearly Seasonal Gardening Australia Flower Garden by Temperate (Regional) Zone

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Successful gardening Australia flower garden is all about knowing what to plant in your Temperate (Regional) Zone NOW. Below are links to Seasonal Flower Planting Guide by Temperate (Regional) Zones in Australia, if in doubt talk to your local garden centre & nursery expert for further advice. Summer Flower Planting Guide There’s nothing like a little colour in the garden during Summer. Remember to mulch ... Read More »

Three (3) Hardy Winter Purple Flowers for the Garden

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Purple flowers bring calm, creativity and relaxation to a winter garden, a balance between fiery reds and calming blues. They recede in the garden, helping to make small garden spaces feel larger, so ideal for small gardens, courtyard and balcony spaces. Don’t fear if your a known ‘black thumb’, you can still bring purple into your winter garden with our Top 3 Hardy Purple Flower Picks below! ... Read More »

How to Grow Pretty Winter Pansy

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There are few flowers more versatile or distinctive to the winter garden than the pansy. Available in just about any colour of the rainbow, their cheery faces are the perfect way to fill your garden with winter mirth.   Getting started Pansies can be planted from seed or bought as seedlings, including advanced seedlings that are already in flower. An ... Read More »

Five (5) Small Winter Flowering Shrubs

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Grow these easy-care small shrubs for cheerful colour in the winter garden. Abutilon (Chinese lantern) This is a relative of the hibiscus and flowers all year round. Pruning is recommended to keep them bushy as they can become lanky. A full sun position is preferable, but they will also flower well in part shade. Keep them mulched and well-watered, but avoid ... Read More »

Top Ten (10) Tips for Growing Roses from David Austin Roses

Ten top tips for growing roses by David Austin Roses Australia #yellow #rose #aboutthegarden

by Michael Marriott of David Austin Roses Careful choice of varieties – is fragrance important; health; shape of flower; shape and size of plant? Wise choice of planting position – roses do not like too much competition at the roots and all like at least a few hours of sun a day, especially in the morning. Thorough soil preparation – mix ... Read More »

Six (6) David Austin Scented Winter Roses

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David Austin Roses are best described as ‘New Roses in the Old Tradition’. They combine the perfume, variety and charm of old fashioned roses with the recurrent flowering qualities and wider colour range of modern roses. The majority have strong, bushy shapes and can be grown amongst many other garden shrubs. The newer forms of David Austin Roses have been ... Read More »

How to Grow Camellias

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Camellias are adored by home gardeners for the sheer beauty of their blooms and foliage. Given the right conditions, camellias are long-living and very easy care. Here are some growing tips to get your started! Soil preparation Before planting camellias, it’s important to prepare soils well with plenty of composted organic matter. Good drainage is also vital. If your soil ... Read More »