Gardening


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 […]

Shade trees for any garden

Summer can be a tough time in gardens but it’s a lot more comfortable if your garden offers a shady oasis from the heat. With a bit of leafy shade the garden becomes somewhere to spend time playing, relaxing and eating. Planting trees around a home does more than provide shade. Trees lower the temperature […]

How to create your own bonsai

Bonsai is an intriguing and creative hobby. At its simplest level, a bonsai is a small plant growing in a shallow container, but for those who create bonsai plants, specimens are works of art often created to form traditional shapes. This style of gardening began in China more than 2000 years ago and spread to […]

What’s the buzz? Why is attracting bees to your garden important? These valuable little visitors pollinate many of your plants. In fact, over 75% of the world’s flowering plants rely on pollinators like bees to reproduce. Without bees, your garden and the world would look very bare. Bees are the world’s best pollinators because they […]

New South Wales Christmas Bush

A little bit about New South Wales Christmas bush One plant that’s always perfectly dressed to celebrate an Aussie Christmas is the New South Wales Christmas bush. In early summer, this shapely native shrub’s small creamy-white flowers give way to showy red or pink bracts. Together with pretty, shiny, soft foliage, it’s no wonder this […]

Fire-resistant plants

As summer warms up, all homeowners need to think about being bushfire safe. This means getting rid of rubbish, clearing weeds and debris and cutting back overhanging branches so they are clear of buildings. If you live close to bushland, also remove flammable wood-based mulches especially from around buildings. Replace flammable mulches with inorganic products […]

21 plants for a fragrant garden

Spoil one of your strongest senses with some of the most fragrant flowers around.   1. Murraya paniculata Also known as cosmetic bark, jasmine orange and orange jessamine, this evergreen shrub makes for a five-star hedging plant and offers a profusion of white, sweetly-perfumed flowers from spring to autumn. 2. Heliotrope or ‘Cherry Pie’ (Heliotropium arborescens) […]

A palm in your home will inject personality, colour and style, and as a bonus, purify the air. Discover how to strike the right balance between moisture, feeding, light and warmth to keep your palm looking lush all year round.   1. Start with good soil. Give your palm a winning start with a quality potting […]