Gardening


Dracaena

Dracaena is a lush, tall, leafy plant that creates a tropical look indoors, on a balcony or in the garden. There are many species and cultivars that give a range of leaf colours and patterns. Some also have fragrant flowers.   Dracaena varieties The most impressive dracaena variety is the dragon tree (Dracaena draco) (pictured […]

With the rise and rise of television cooking shows, plus the societal movement toward a greener, more sustainable world, there’s never been a trendier time to ditch the takeaway and become a home chef. But how can you ensure you’re cooking with the freshest produce? The best way is to grow your own, and the […]

Getting it home

Whether you’re buying a few pots and plants, or a heavy load of soil and mulch, we’ve got a Flower Power truck to help you get it home. Large shrubs, compost, sand, top dressing, blocks and pavers…not everything fits in the boot of your car, and we know that when you come into Flower Power […]

With space at a premium, sometimes it simply isn’t practical to plant out a garden bed in your garden – or perhaps you want to grow some greenery where there’s no soil to plant them to thrive in. Enter container gardening. It’s perfect for those with small courtyards or balconies, and fabulous for those who rent. […]

A palm for every home

Ahh, the palm. Is there any other plant that inspires such a feeling of relaxation? One glimpse and your mind is half a world away, lazing in a hammock and sipping on a cocktail. And bringing that relaxed holiday feel to your suburban Sydney home needn’t be difficult. No matter the size of your yard […]

Port Wine Magnolia

When in bloom, the port wine magnolia adds a sweet scent to the air. It has small, insignificant creamy-purple flowers throughout the year, so catching a waft of scent is often the first sign that the shrub is back in bloom. The perfume of this flower is often described as having the scent of Juicy […]

Everyone has the ability to create a beautiful garden and take great care of their plants – but sometimes, crucial knowledge gaps lead to tragic gardening outcomes. Here are a few common mistakes you might be making in the garden. Remedy them, and watch it blossom like never before!

Top 10 edibles to grow on your balcony

Living in an apartment or small home without space for a garden doesn’t mean growing your own food isn’t possible. Most plants, including edibles, can grow happily in a pot on a balcony or in a courtyard. Pots can be placed on hard surfaces or suspended from railings or walls. If there’s a little more space, grow a few vegetables in a raised vegetable bed.

No-patience-needed plants

Gardeners need to be patient as they wait for trees and shrubs to bloom and hedges to grow. But do we really have to wait ages for a beautiful garden? The good news is there are fast-growing plants out there that can quickly fill up empty spaces.

Native groundcover

Like native shrubs and trees, native groundcover plants improve the environment, attract native species of birds, beneficial insects and reptiles and are low maintenance.

Rhaphiolepis

Rhaphiolepis (Indian hawthorn) is one of the most versatile shrubs around. Need a plant for a pot? A low compact hedge? Evergreen? You need Indian hawthorn.

How to grow indoor plants in low light

With outdoor garden space at a premium, more and more homeowners are embracing indoor plants and filling their houses with greenery. The key to successfully growing plants indoors is to match the plant to the indoor location, especially in areas with low light.   Low light tactics Low light indoor areas are those parts of […]