Gardening

  1. Gardening 101: growing veggies from seed

    Gardening 101: growing veggies from seed
    Growing your own fresh produce from seed is all the rage at the moment - and with the huge range of edible seeds available at Flower Power, it's not hard to see why people everywhere are turning their hand to seed raising. It can be both an economical and rewarding process, but it is not without its challenges. Here are...
  2. Variegated indoor plants: our top picks

    Variegated indoor plants: our top picks
    Variegated indoor plants add an extra layer of interest to an indoor plant display and brighten your home. Variegated plants are those whose normally-green leaves are patterned with white, yellow or even pink or red colours. With most indoor plants being green and leafy for most of the time, variegated forms add colour among the green. Variegations are usually the...
  3. Hardy plants for outdoor pots

    Hardy plants for outdoor pots
    Gardens and plants in outdoor containers have taken a battering from the elements over the summer, but now is not the time to throw in the trowel. The extreme conditions have actually revealed many plants that thrive with little fuss, even when it is hot and dry. Here are a few basic care tips and our top choices for tough...
  4. How to grow insta-worthy indoor plants

    How to grow insta-worthy indoor plants
    With indoor greenery so popular on social media, plant pics are a sure-fire way to get your ‘like’ count soaring. So, what are the best ways to grow and care for an on-trend, "insta-worthy" indoor plant that looks great and photographs well? Plants that photograph well include those with interesting leaf shapes, silhouettes and colour patterns – such as variegations...
  5. Flower Power's Top 10 Plants for 2020

    Flower Power's Top 10 Plants for 2020
    Looking to add on-trend foliage to your home or garden in 2020? You're in luck. Whether you have a rambling yard with plenty of space, a cute courtyard or balcony or you're an indoor-only gardener, Flower Power have come up with a list of the top 10 plants you need to consider in 2020. Here are a few reasons why...
  6. Fast-growing Australian native trees

    Fast-growing Australian native trees
    As conditions get hotter and drier, not just over summer but year round, gardeners are seeking shade for both the house and the garden. Trees not only give shade, they also make areas cooler, create habitat and provide food for creatures of all sorts, give much-needed privacy and filter out unwanted views. Every garden needs at least one tree, and...
  7. How to recognise, treat and prevent heat damage in plants

    How to recognise, treat and prevent heat damage in plants
    After months of extreme temperatures and scorching winds, many gardens have suffered so much heat damage that they look as if someone held a blowtorch over them. New growth is dry and brown, fruit may be cooked on the plant, and lawns have disappeared. The natural reaction to seeing burnt leaves and stems is to get out the secateurs or...
  8. Our top water-wise gardening tips

    Our top water-wise gardening tips
    Struggling to work out how best to water your garden through hot summer weather, drought and water restrictions? Worried you might have to let your garden go? Fear not! With a little effort, you can make your garden a survivor. We've put together our favourite water-wise tips to help you save water (and therefore money!) and keep your garden happy...
  9. 10 tips to starting your own indoor apartment herb garden

    10 tips to starting your own indoor apartment herb garden
    Lots of indoor plants are only for looking at - but if you want something more productive, in a sunny indoor spot, it is also possible to grow edible plants such as herbs. Here are my top 10 tips to get your indoor herb garden started.   Tip 1: Lots of bright light. Herbs need to grow with lots of...
  10. Frangipani care: How to grow a frangipani

    Frangipani care: How to grow a frangipani
    Frangipanis grow well in warm coastal gardens and even inland with frost protection. Although the frangipani is widely associated with tropical islands such as Hawaii, they actually originated in Central America, Mexico and Venezuela, but have since spread around the tropics and subtropics.   The most common frangipani is Plumeria rubra var. acutifolia. It has single white propeller-shaped flowers with...

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