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Leaf blower buying guide

If you know the pain of cleaning up endless amounts of leaves regularly, a great blower can make that task a little bit easier.   Petrol vs battery The important thing to remember when buying a blower is how it will be used. If you are using it for shorter periods of time, have a […]

Geraniums

All geraniums relish sunshine and warmth, and when I say geranium I actually mean pelargonium. The common garden geraniums – described as zonal geranium, ivy-leafed geranium, scented-leaf geranium and pelargonium – are in the genus Pelargonium. The reason the botanic distinction is important is that there is another group of perennial geraniums, generally referred to […]

Good & bad garden bugs

Like it or not, there will always be bugs and insects in the garden. Some are good for the garden and some are not. Nobody likes the bad bugs that eat our plants, but if we eliminate them completely we lose the good bugs too. Without bugs there would be no frogs, no lizards, no […]

Say it with flowers

February is the month of love. Here are six flowers that just love February. We dare you not to fall head over heels.   1. Hibiscus If you love flamboyant flowers, you’ll love hibiscus. These generous shrubs will light up your garden through summer, unfurling new flowers day after day. With flowers in tones of […]

Native grasses

Native grasses are a fantastic option for those tricky spots in the garden. They are tough, thrive in a wide range of conditions and need very little maintenance. Native grasses can be used as specimen plants and are very effective when mass planted along a pathway, driveway or fence or as a backdrop providing consistent colour and interesting […]

Plants that love to be by the seaside

Next time you’re at the beach where there’s natural bushland, take a moment to scan the sand dunes and look at the trees and shrubs that lie behind them. These are true seaside plants. They’ve evolved to withstand salt air and battering wind. Although there are many different plants, they have some things in common […]

A little bit about bamboo Botanical name: Bambusa These hardy giant grasses grow thick and fast, making them one of the most popular privacy-creating plants around. Whether you want to add a lush look to your garden, create a wind break, sound barrier, hedge or create a tropical feel, ever-versatile bamboo is a no-brainer, and […]

Like the seasons, gardening styles come and go. With 2016 now a distant memory, we’ve been busy digging up 2017’s hottest new gardening trends. So if you want to give your garden (and home) up-to-the-minute style, let us show you the way.   Trend #1: Olive trees Living for thousands of years, the olive tree […]

Mix it up this Valentine’s Day with a gift oozing fun and personality. Potted plants make wonderful gifts and with a few special touches your Valentine won’t be able to resist planting one on you! 1. Hello petal Phalaenopsis orchids are sure to impress with their grace and stunning flowers. We have a range of ready-made phalaenopsis orchids available […]

Cactus care 101

These slow-growing, desert-loving American natives are hard to miss, thanks to an armour of prickly spines. These spines are in fact leaves that have evolved to defend the cactus from thirsty desert animals. They also act as catching points for dew drops. Some cacti have so many spines, they also serve as shade. Some cactus also […]

Hedging plants over two metres

Savvy plant selection will give you a hedge that provides privacy from neighbours, protection from wind and added beauty to your garden. At Flower Power we have a huge range of hedging and screening plants available plus expert staff to help you select plants that will thrive in for your garden. Hedging plants over two metres Here are […]

Water-smart gardening

When it’s hot enough to fry an egg on the pavement and bitumen is melting in the street, most garden plants are suffering. They are hanging out for a long wet drink. Most, but not all. There is a group of plants that thrive when it’s hot and dry. These are known as xerophytes and […]