Justyn Taylor

  1. A guide to selecting your perfect rose

    A guide to selecting your perfect rose
    Roses are some of the most romantic and classically beautiful flowers we grow in the garden, but the number of choices can be mind boggling. Choosing a colour is a great place to start, but it's important to select a rose with a habit that suits your situation too. Use the following as a guide when choosing your perfect rose...
  2. Clivia

    Clivia
    Botanical name: Clivia miniata Common names: Clivia or Kaffir Lily A little bit about Clivia Originally from South Africa, Clivias grow happily in most areas of Australia, brightening gardens from late winter to early spring. Clivia have strappy, dark green leaves and orange trumpet flowers propped above them on a stalk. There are now also different varieties of Clivia available that produce red-orange, yellow and cream flowers and bi-colour varieties...
  3. Pandorea

    Pandorea
    Botanical name: Pandorea jasminoides var and Pandorana var Common names: Wonga Wonga Vine or Bower Vine A little bit about Pandorea Pandorea is an evergreen native climber with tubular or funnel-shaped flowers. Foliage is either dark green and glossy or bright green and growth is vigorous.  Flowering will occur mainly through spring and summer but will spot flower throughout the year. Jasminoide var can produce...
  4. Bougainvillea

    Bougainvillea
    Botanical name: Bougainvillea Common names: Bougainvillea A little bit about Bougainvillea Bougainvillea are scrambling shrubs that can become vigorous climbers. They're known for their intensely coloured flowers which are actually a modified coloured leaf called a bract. A ring of bracts surrounds the tiny white tubular flowers clustering in the centre. While originally from South America you will come across Bougainvillea in Southern Europe (hello...
  5. Quick Facts: Grevillea Robyn Gordon

    Quick Facts: Grevillea Robyn Gordon
    A small growing, evergreen native shrub with prolific deep red flowers year-round. Perfect for attracting birds to your garden. Easy to grow. Spectacular when planted en-masse. Fertilise with blood and bone.   Click here to discover the wonderful ways to make the most of grevillea.
  6. Protea Stately

    Protea Stately
    A handsome protea with deep pink flowers throughout winter. Drought tolerant and well suited to coastal and heavy soil gardens. Great for attracting birds to the garden, cut flower arrangements and hedging. Grows up to 2 metres high x 2 metres wide. Protea Care Plant in well-drained soil. Water well to establish and refer to label for your plant’s specific...
  7. Leucadendron Winter Gold

    Leucadendron Winter Gold
    A rounded shrub with a mass of bright yellow flowers in winter. Drought tolerant and well suited to low maintenance and low water use gardens and pots. Will also thrive in coastal and heavy soil gardens. Great for cut flowers and hedging. Grows up to 2 metres high x 1 metre wide. Leucodendron Care Plant in well-drained soil. Water well to...
  8. Leucadendron Devil’s Blush

    Leucadendron Devil’s Blush
    A low and compact shrub that produces spectacular colour in winter. Drought tolerant and well suited to low maintenance and low water use gardens and pots. Will also thrive in coastal and heavy soil gardens. Great for cut flowers and container growing. Grows up to 1 metre high x 1 metre wide. Leucodendron Care Plant in well-drained soil. Water well to establish...
  9. Land Cress

    Land Cress
    If you're tired of hungry little caterpillars eating through your brassica plants faster than you can harvest them you'll love Land Cress! The University of Queensland has found Barbarea (Land Cress) to be a great companion herb to help control Cabbage Moth Caterpillars. Cabbage Moths find Landcress more attractive than cabbage or any other brassica plants and choose to lay their...
  10. Paradise Diana

    Paradise Diana
    Paradise Diana is a great choice if you need a quick growing hedge or screen. Paradise Diana is a taller growing sasanqua camellia variety reaching approximately 3 metres high and spreading 2-3 metres wide.  As a bonus, Paradise Diana produces lots of single, pale pink flowers to beautify your garden from early April and throughout the winter. Sasanqua camellias thrive in slightly acidic soil with...

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