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Fragrant Plants for Summer Gardens

Best fragrant plants flower in summer in Australia #aboutthegard

The long days of summer are often seen as an opportunity to escape from the heat with cool walks along the beach, casual barbecues with friends and a time to admire all the hard work you’ve put into the garden earlier in the year.  Creating welcoming and cool places in our gardens to be enjoyed by the whole family is ... Read More »

Searles Flourish Liquid Plant Food Fertiliser

Searles Liquid Plant Food Fertiliser for Healthy Gardens in Aust

Searles Flourish Liquid Plant Food delivers nutrients rapidly to grow BIG beautiful plants. Searles Flourish® is a blended complete liquid plant food which is formulated to premium specifications and can be used on any plant type in your garden. It provides plants with fast acting nutrients to ensure better growth, flowering and fruiting. Recommended by experts and loved by gardeners • Boosts blooms, ... Read More »

Best plants for gift giving

Best plants for gift living #aboutthegardenmagazine.indd

Living Gifts…gifts that keep on giving Stuck for a long lasting gift for that special friend or loved one? A fresh, prettily presented new plant is a wonderful option. Whether your friend is an inexperienced gardener or a seasoned green thumb, a plant can literally breathe new life into their living environment. Quick tip: When picking flowering plants for a ... Read More »

How to grow Salvias in Australia

Salvias savy planting care in Australia Go Go Scarlet #abouttheg

If you’re looking for plants that flower all year round with the minimum of care, then read on. There are over 500 members of the salvia family and all of them are sensational in the sun. Salvias are classified as annuals, biennials, perennials and herbaceous shrubs. They are rugged plants which grow equally well in rubbly clay or friable loam, ... Read More »

Best pink flowering plants in Australia

Best Pink Flowering Plants in Australia #aboutthegardenmagazine.

Pink within the garden is a happy and vibrant colour, whether it be pale pink, strawberry pink or hot cerise, it is always welcome and planted often at my place. The colour pink is now the known colour for Breast Cancer Awareness. The month of October each year has seen millions of dollars raised over the years for breast cancer ... 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 »

New Season Salvias – ‘Go Go’ Scarlet’ & ‘Go Go’ Purple

Salvias planting care in Australia Go Go Scarlet #aboutthegarden

All salvias are great bloomers and most varieties bloom all year round. Here are two new release varieties to have in your garden this spring.  Salvias ‘Go-Go’ Purple & ‘Go-Go’ Scarlet (PBR) Flowering: These plants are as the name suggests, they are a go-go with flowers continuously. Habit: These sterile plants will live for two to three years and with ... Read More »

Planting guide for Abundant Azaleas

Azalea planting care in Australia #aboutthegardenmagazine.indd

When it comes to flowering shrubs, it’s difficult not to be stopped in your tracks by the ravaging beauty of an Azalea in full bloom. Azaleas are one of the most striking of flowering shrubs for any garden, yet have attracted a rather unfair reputation of being “fussy” or difficult to grow.  With drought conditions experienced over recent times in ... Read More »

How to Grow Zingy Zucchini

How to Grow- Zingy Zucchini

When to plant Zucchini are a warm season crop. They can be grown in either full sun during spring and autumn or semi-shade in the heat of the summer (late Autumn to early Spring for the Tropics). Cultivate groups of three plants each month successively over the warm season. Seed or seedlings in yellow, green, striped or mottled varieties. It ... Read More »

How to grow Gordonia – Gordonia axillaris – ‘Fried egg plant’

Growing gordonias.indd

Possibly the perfect shade tree or large shrub for small gardens, the Gordonia (Gordonia axillaris) bears unsurpassed white flowers and glossy, dark green leaves that develop red tips in winter. Gordonias will grow 5 metres tall and wide if left unpruned, with a beautiful, dome-shaped canopy. Its large, crinkly-petalled flowers are borne over a long period from autumn into spring and ... Read More »