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. How to treat citrus bugs and nutrient deficiencies

    How to treat citrus bugs and nutrient deficiencies
    There are lots of pests that are after your citrus trees, especially in the warmer months of the year. Here’s what to look for and what to do if you find one or more of these common pests. In addition to pest problems, citrus can also suffer from nutrient deficiencies that appear as yellowing leaves, so there are some tips...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Maintaining a green lawn during Level 1 Sydney water restrictions

    Maintaining a green lawn during Level 1 Sydney water restrictions
    If there's one thing everyone wants during spring, it's a green lawn. But with Level 1 Sydney water restrictions now in effect, there's a lot of uncertainty around watering your lawn - and particularly around the establishment of new turf, which often requires specialised and frequent watering. Fear not - we're here to make things clear, so you know exactly...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Explore our NEW Milperra Garden Centre

    Explore our NEW Milperra Garden Centre
    Inspired by world-class international facilities, Flower Power's brand new Milperra store is an Australian garden centre industry first. Purpose-built from the ground up on the site of one of our former growing nurseries, we've filled 7.5 acres with a premium offering of indoor and outdoor plants, pots, homewares, furniture and landscaping supplies. Best of all, it's entirely weatherproof with a...

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