Kim Richardson

Confession time: I’m a writer, not a gardener. I like to look at plants, just don’t ask me to take care of them. My aim here is simple – to take complicated horticultural information from my garden-loving mates at Flower Power, and turn it into simple, educational gardening advice that even the blackest of thumbs can follow. Hey, if I can keep two rubber plants and a hibiscus (barely) alive, so can you!

  1. Level 2 Sydney Water Restrictions: Maintaining a green lawn

    Level 2 Sydney Water Restrictions: Maintaining a green lawn
    Is there anything better in summer than a green lawn? Kids playing outside, friends coming around for long lunches and cocktails... it's all made better when you have a green lawn to look at. And there's no reason you can't still have one, even with today's announcement that Level 2 Sydney Water Restrictions will be introduced on Tuesday, December 10...
  2. Watering your garden during Level 2 Sydney Water Restrictions

    Watering your garden during Level 2 Sydney Water Restrictions
    The NSW Government and Sydney Water have today announced that Level 2 Water Restrictions will be in effect from Tuesday, December 10. As part of the wider community, it is important that each and every one of us do our bit to conserve Sydney's supply of clean drinking water - and as keen gardeners, we at Flower Power thought we...
  3. Styling your home for Christmas

    Styling your home for Christmas
    With so much stunning Christmas decor hitting the stores, sometimes it's hard to know where to begin. How many baubles do you need? How full should your tree be? And what's the verdict on gift wrapping? Enter our resident styling expert, Lucy Wolstenholme.   Homewares and furniture buyer, and interior styling expert, Lucy Wolstenholme. A little about Lucy From a very...
  4. Choose your own gardening adventure this long weekend!

    Choose your own gardening adventure this long weekend!
    The long weekend is ideal for getting things done around the house and garden - that extra day seems to do us a world of good. But when you've got a lot to do, where do you start? We've broken it down into easy chunks - so whether you have five minutes or a whole three-day weekend to spare, you...
  5. How to choose the perfect furniture for your outdoor space

    How to choose the perfect furniture for your outdoor space
    With longer, sunnier days on the way, we're all looking to spend more time outdoors with friends and family - so now's the time to get outdoor entertaining areas sorted. But how do you choose the right piece for your space? We've got a few hot tips to help you make the right choice when it comes to furniture and...
  6. Getting kids excited about eating veggies

    Getting kids excited about eating veggies
    It's a well-known fact that kids can be fussy eaters, especially when it comes to vegies. In fact, according to Healthy Kids NSW website - an initiative of the NSW Ministry of Health, NSW Department of Education, Office of Sport and the Heart Foundation - a whopping 56% of primary school students and 80% of secondary school students are not consuming...
  7. Maintaining a green lawn during Level 1 Sydney water restrictions

    Maintaining a green lawn during Level 1 Sydney water restrictions
    Note: The NSW Government and Sydney Water have announced that water restrictions will proceed to Level 2 on Tuesday December 10, 2019. To find out what this means for your new turf, and how you can water it under the new Level 2 restrictions, click here. The advice contained in the below article applies only until Monday December 9, 2019...
  8. Winter 2019 Interior Trend 3: Coastal Haze

    Winter 2019 Interior Trend 3: Coastal Haze
    Flower Power's homeware and furniture buyers have their fingers on the pulse of all the latest trends in interior styling. Seasoned travellers with a keen eye for style, they scour all corners of the globe on a regular basis to bring you the most up-to-date pieces, straight from exotic shores to your living room. They've identified three major trends for...
  9. Winter 2019 Interior Trend 2: Earthen Mood

    Winter 2019 Interior Trend 2: Earthen Mood
    Flower Power's homeware and furniture buyers have their fingers on the pulse of all the latest trends in interior styling. Seasoned travellers with a keen eye for style, they scour all corners of the globe on a regular basis to bring you the most up-to-date pieces, straight from exotic shores to your living room. They've identified three major trends for...
  10. Winter 2019 Interior Trend 1: Winter Warmers

    Winter 2019 Interior Trend 1: Winter Warmers
    Flower Power's homeware and furniture buyers have their fingers on the pulse of all the latest trends in interior styling. Seasoned travellers with a keen eye for style, they scour all corners of the globe on a regular basis to bring you the most up-to-date pieces, straight from exotic shores to your living room. They've identified three major trends for...

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