Gardening


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 […]

Flowering gum trees

There’s so much to love about flowering gums. These native trees are hardy and easy to care for with aromatic gum leaves and flowers that deserve front and centre garden position. Flowering gums are grafted eucalyptus trees. By grafting plants onto specially selected rootstock you get trees that will grow happily in a wide range of soil […]

Fascinating and beautiful, succulents are wonderful examples of nature’s adaptability. You’ll find succulents thriving the world over, in places with little rainfall where most plants stand zero chance of survival. To withstand these harshest of conditions, succulents grow slowly and store water in their thick, fleshy leaves, stems, roots or tubers. Succulents come in a […]

When it comes to lawnmowers, there’s no one size fits all. Here’s what to look for to find the perfect fit.   Lawnmower types Manual If your lawn is small, you may want to consider a manual lawnmower, also known as a hand lawnmower. They’re compact, free from emissions and won’t disturb your neighbours. Walk-behind […]