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Jennifer Stackhouse

Horticulturist, garden writer, blogger & editor.

  1. Rose care for Sydney gardens: When to prune, when to feed & what to look out for

    Rose care for Sydney gardens: When to prune, when to feed & what to look out for
    Roses are not always the easiest plants to grow, but they are among the most rewarding of all with their colourful and often fragrant blooms for much of the year. There are a few tricks to follow to get them growing well. Here’s our rose guide that takes the angst out of rose growing.   Position Roses need to grow...
  2. Growing cherry blossoms and other blossom trees in Sydney

    Growing cherry blossoms and other blossom trees in Sydney
    Ornamental flowering cherries, which include many species of Prunus, begin flowering in late winter - and their delicate flowers bring a happy note when other plants are dormant. The prunus clan includes almond, cherry, peach and plum, which are all known in the productive orchard, but also have non-fruiting, flowering forms that are often referred to as 'cherry blossoms', 'blossom...
  3. Hedge in a hurry: Top fast-growing hedge plants for Sydney gardens

    Hedge in a hurry: Top fast-growing hedge plants for Sydney gardens
    Growing a hedge for privacy is a project that pays back many times over. As well as forming a green screen in several years, hedges add to the greenery in gardens to keep areas cool and add to the garden’s biodiversity. Evergreen hedges provide habitat for birds to nest, insects to feed and their flowers attract pollinating insects such as...
  4. Our favourite evergreen plants for a lush garden year-round

    Our favourite evergreen plants for a lush garden year-round
    Evergreen plants are the backbone of any garden. Whatever the season, they can be guaranteed to provide lush, leafy colour. As a bonus, many of them also offer flowers at different times of the year. There are evergreen trees, shrubs and perennials to enjoy for shelter, hedging or simply to fill garden beds with year-round interest. Keep evergreen plants in...
  5. How to grow citrus in pots

    How to grow citrus in pots
    Citrus trees are made for the Aussie backyard, but if you don’t have a garden, can you still enjoy the delights of home-grown citrus? The answer is yes if you consider dwarf varieties and grow citrus in pots or large containers. More important than garden space is access to lots of sun and warmth, which are two very important ingredients...
  6. Fungus gnats! How to get rid of fungus gnats in indoor plants

    Fungus gnats! How to get rid of fungus gnats in indoor plants
    Fungus gnats (a type of sciarid fly) are one of the most commonly encountered pests of indoor plants. In fact, they're one of the bugs Flower Power's plant experts get asked about most often. Seen tiny, black, fly-like insects hovering around your indoor plants? You may have fungus gnats - and if you're wondering how to get rid of fungus...
  7. Statement plants for small garden spaces

    Statement plants for small garden spaces
    With land sizes and gardens getting smaller and smaller, plants are downsizing as well. While there’s no longer room for large shade trees in many small gardens, there are many plants that you can use to provide impact. These are known as statement plants. They grow well in small spaces or containers and range from striking succulents to small weeping...
  8. How To Prune Plants: 5 Best Tools For Cutting Plants

    How To Prune Plants: 5 Best Tools For Cutting Plants
    Good tools make for good work, especially when it comes to pruning or cutting plants. Having a selection of sharp tools at your disposal means you can tackle a range of branch sizes and heights, and takes a lot of the stress out of this regular and essential maintenance task. When you select cutting tools such as secateurs and pruning...
  9. The 9 most popular native plants for Sydney gardens

    The 9 most popular native plants for Sydney gardens
    In the past, there was a firm belief that if you wanted to grow Australian native plants, you had to have a completely native garden. This was partly due environmental beliefs, partly aesthetic and partly because native plants were considered to have special growing requirements which didn’t mix well with other garden plants. Well, times have changed. Australian native plants...
  10. 10 Garden Design Ideas For Small Gardens

    10 Garden Design Ideas For Small Gardens
    No space is too small to have a garden or create an outdoor picture. Here are ways you can add plants or interest to your balcony, courtyard or porch.   A grouping of plants in statement pots makes an eye-catching feature; while a hanging plant such as this Monstera lechleriana is ideal for maximising foliage with zero floor space footprint...

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