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  1. Growing blueberries in Sydney

    Growing blueberries in Sydney
    Delicious and versatile - they're just two of the reasons why blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum and Hybrids) are among the most popular fruits to grow in home gardens. You can grow them in an orchard, veggie bed or garden bed - dwarf varieties will even grow happily in a large container. Blueberries grow across cool, temperate and subtropical climates, which means...
  2. The best winter-flowering shrubs for Sydney gardens

    The best winter-flowering shrubs for Sydney gardens
    At Flower Power, we believe any garden can be as colourful as you want it to be - even in the dead of winter. Include some of our favourite winter-flowering shrubs and you can have a cold-weather garden that's blooming with colour and fragrance. Grow a mix of evergreen, winter-flowering shrubs, climbers and perennials to bring colour to your garden...
  3. Acid-loving plants: Flowers that will thrive in your acidic soil

    Acid-loving plants: Flowers that will thrive in your acidic soil
    Just like humans, all plants are a little different, and where some fail to thrive, others will blossom. The clearest example of this is watering. Some plants will wilt and make it very obvious that they need regular deep watering to thrive. Others however, are perfectly pleased with just an occasional rain shower. Something that might be less obvious to...
  4. Pet-safe outdoor plants: Creating a pet-friendly garden

    Pet-safe outdoor plants: Creating a pet-friendly garden
    It’s not only human members of the family that enjoy our gardens. For four-legged family members, the garden is their outdoor territory and their window on the world. For everyone’s ease of mind, the garden needs to meet the needs of our pets and be their safe haven. The good news is, it's not at all difficult to make it...
  5. Planting Kale 101: How to grow kale

    Planting Kale 101: How to grow kale
    If you want a handsome vegetable to grow and share on social media, kale is it. Once found lurking in the culinary shadows, it has become trendy with a reputation as a ‘superfood’. The reputation is well-deserved, as this leafy veggie is packed with vitamins (including vitamin C, carotene and folate) and is rich in calcium and iron. It is...
  6. Top 6 veggies to plant in May

    Top 6 veggies to plant in May
    Don’t lose your planting momentum. There are plenty of veggies to sow and plant in late autumn to harvest in winter and spring. Here are our top six veggies to plant in May and why we love them! Remember to liquid feed regularly every 7-10 days (we recommend Harvest) to keep veggies growing through the cold weather.   Broccoli and...
  7. Winter colour: our 5 favourite plants for adding winter cheer

    Winter colour: our 5 favourite plants for adding winter cheer
    2020 was a most unusual year, and in 2021, we're still trying to find some semblance of normality. First, the drought and bushfire crises kicked into another gear, and then the Coronavirus pandemic changed the way we live our everyday lives. With most of us having spent time isolating at home over the last 18 months, we think everyone could...
  8. Caring for pilea

    Caring for pilea
    Pilea peperomioides is one of the most popular of all indoor plants - not just in Australia, but around the world. With its round, saucer-like leaves on long stalks, this cute little plant looks as if it landed in the living room from outer space. Those round, lilypad-like leaves also give it a common name of Chinese money plant. Here...
  9. Top indoor plants for bookshelves

    Top indoor plants for bookshelves
    Images of interiors tastefully decorated with lush greenery are driving the craze for indoor plants. One area that’s caught my eye is the use of trailing potted plants for bookshelves. Shelving lends itself to the display of plants that cascade out of their pots and makes the most of interesting containers. If you’ve tried and failed or don’t know which...
  10. Top 10 low-maintenance plants that are easy to look after all year long

    Top 10 low-maintenance plants that are easy to look after all year long
    Many people love the look of a plant-filled garden, but not all of us enjoy the upkeep. The good news? For those of us who like to plant and almost forget, there are a host of plants for you to choose from! This top 10 selection is made up of low-maintenance, non-fussy options that look good in a garden or...

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